Orleans County Hosting "Sound of Freedom" in Recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

The Orleans County Department of Social Services’ Safe Harbour Program will be hosting a showing of Sound of Freedom at the HOAG Library at 6pm on January 11, 2024 in recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  Sound of Freedom is an incredible true story of a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from traffickers. This is a free event for the community and all are encouraged to attend. Seating will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

The county’s Safe Harbour program is also seeking entries in a poster contest with a theme: “Spot the Signs – Stop the Traffick.” Submissions will be accepted from Orleans County students in grades 7-12. The entries should be on paper or poster at least 8.5 by 11 inches and should include red flags, vulnerabilities, warning signs and myths about sex trafficking.

Submissions are due by 5pm on January 31st and should be brought to the Orleans County Office Building located at 14016 Rt 31 West. First prize includes a Play Station 5, second prize a Nintendo Switch Lite and third prize an ONN Tablet.

The Safe Harbour program is designed to be a safe place for teens (12-18 years of age). In addition to providing education and awareness, Safe Harbour provides lessons in life skills to promote a strong foundation to help children launch into their future.

For more information on Safe Harbour or how you can get your child involved in the program, please contact Heather Jackson at 585-589-2837 or email SafeHarbour@orleanscountyny.gov.