Illinois Rescue & Restore

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

The Coalition

Illinois Rescue & Restore is a coalition between the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the federal government to combat labor and sex trafficking in Illinois. In partnership with law enforcement, social service organizations, healthcare, and advocacy groups across the state, DHS seeks to fight what has been dubbed a modern day form of slavery.

With funds from a federal grant received in 2009, Illinois Rescue and Restore seeks to strengthen local anti-trafficking coalitions and grassroots organizations to raise community awareness about trafficking, identify victims, and rescue victims from enslavement.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center 24 Hour Hotline: 1-888-3737-888.

To learn more about upcoming trainings, outreach, anti-trafficking events, how to join the coalition, and other ways you can help, please see our Related Links, or contact us at


Illinois will be a place where human trafficking is not tolerated, and where victims are rescued and restored.


To raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking and to identify and serve victims of human trafficking in Illinois.


  1. Reach out to potential victims with hotline information.
  2. Educate potential first-responders about trafficking,
  3. collect data on the issue,
  4. prosecute offenders, and
  5. coordinate services for victims.

Contact Us

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