If you’ve ever been to Houston, Texas you know just how busy of a city it is. A global network of highways, byways, ports, bayou's, international boarders and air space make it a top hot spot for human trafficking, with California and Florida also at the top of the list.

One coffee shop in Houston is on a mission to end human trafficking and give survivors a second chance at a bright future with every cup of coffee they serve.

A 2nd Cup was founded in 2011 by a former educator who was inspired to open the nonprofit after realizing the danger human trafficking imposed on her students.

Their mission - one part coffee and one part calling. And what better way to spread their mission than over a cup of java at the local coffee house. 

They have a great podcast called Common Grounds and you can listen to it to learn more about them and how human trafficking can impact anyone, at any stage in their life. 

And they need people like you to put their heads, hearts and expertise into the fight against human trafficking.

Join A 2nd Cup’s Social Media Campaign for January:


This January, for Human Trafficking Awareness Month, they are promoting one action every day you can take to achieve a world where everyone is free.

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It’s estimated that human trafficking generates $150 billion every year in illegal profits.

According to the International Labour Organization, over 40 million people are trapped in slavery on any given day.

The U.S. Attorney's Office Commemorates National Human Trafficking Awareness Day as January 11, 2022. #WearBlueDay

To raise awareness of human trafficking, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the public to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues wearing blue clothing and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – along with the #WearBlueDay hashtag. Anyone can participate, all you need is a piece of blue clothing!

You can participate all year long. The DOH offers these campaign suggestions for you to share:

  • Want to do something more than wear blue on #WearBlueDay? Learn other ways you can participate and raise awareness of #humantrafficking with @DHSBlueCampaign: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday

  • Why am I wearing blue? To help #endtrafficking. Learn how you can get involved with @DHSBlueCampaign’s #WearBlueDay

  • DYK: #humantrafficking is a horrible crime that strips people of their basic rights. Today, I’m raising awareness with @DHSBlueCampaign for #WearBlueDay