Advocates for Freedom organization spreads awareness about human trafficking

Advocates for Freedom organization spreads awareness about human trafficking

Hattiesburg - The Advocates for Freedom organization talked about human trafficking at Main Street Baptist church Sunday evening.

The organization discussed how it is an important issue in the United States because more than 4,000 cases of sex trafficking were reported in 2015. The organization also discussed how victims have psychological risks like anxiety, depression, self-hatred and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sharon Robbins, president of the organization, was a victim of human trafficking for two years and shared her personal experience.

"It's all psychological bondage that the trafficker has over his victim, and it's real because it takes a long time to go to a counselor and get that all worked out," Robbins said.

The organization has been around for five years and has helped about 125 victims so far. Advocates for Freedom is located in Biloxi. To contact the organization call 288-806-3492.