This October, the IRC and Medical Teams International teamed up for the first time to provide free dental services for survivors of human trafficking. Using a state-of-the-art mobile dental van, four licensed dentists and four 4th year dentistry students offered care to nine participants in the IRC’s Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN). Services ranged from regular cleaning to multiple extractions, cavity filling, and more complex dental work. In total, more than $8,000 worth of services were provided pro bono. Many WARN clients do not have access to dental services and participants were very grateful for this opportunity.
WARN is a coalition of non-profit organizations, led by the IRC, serving survivors of human trafficking in Washington. Since 2004, the IRC in Seattle has helped hundreds of survivors of labor and sex trafficking as they work toward their goals without fear of re-victimization. You can help survivors in our community by volunteering, donating pre-paid cell phones or food, clothing, or gas gift cards, or by making a financial contribution to directly support victim services. Learn more at WARN-Trafficking.org.