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Resources

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Lifeskills Crisis Line: 270-843-4357 

Law Enforcement

Bowling Green Police Department                      Warren County Sheriff’s Office

911 Kentucky Street                                     429 E. 10th Ave, Suite 102

Bowling Green, KY 42101                                Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-393-2473                                            270-842-1633


Kentucky State Police – Post 3

3119 Nashville Rd.

Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-782-2010

Medical Services

Greenview Hospital                                     The Medical Center 

1801 Ashley Cir                                         250 Park St. 

Bowling Green, KY 42104                               Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-793-1000                                           270-745-1000


Women’s Health Specialists

350 Park St., Suite 203

Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-781-0075

Survivor Recovery Housing

Community Organization

Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center           Barren River District Health Department 

103 E. 12th Ave; BG, KY 42101                       1109 State St.; BG, KY 42101

270-783-4357                                        270-781-8039


Bowling Green Housing Authority                  Bowling Green Parks and Recreation

247 Double Springs Rd; BG, KY 42104              225 East Third Ave.; BG, KY 42101

270-467-7120                                       270-393-3249


BRASS                                               CASA of South Central KY

2321 Old Louisville Rd.; BG, KY 42101               Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

270-832-1183                                       316 E. 10th Ave; BG, KY 42101

                                                      270-782-5353


Community Action of South Kentucky              Goodwill Industries

921 Beauty Ave; BG, KY 42101                      1806 U.S. Hwy 31 West Bypass; BG, KY 42104

270-782-3162                                       270-781-4930


HOTEL Inc.                                           Lifeskills

1005 Boatlanding Rd; BG, KY 42101                380 Suwannee Trail St.; BG, KY 42103

270-782-1263                                        270-901-5000


Salvation Army                                      United Way of Southern Kentucky

400 W. Main Ave; BG, KY 42101                     1110 College St.; BG, KY 42101

270-843-3485                                       270-843-3205; 2-1-1 

What to Do

Listen. Document.

Realize the trafficker may be a parent, guardian, grandparent, neighbor, uncle, boyfriend. girlfriend, family friend, or classmate. 


Explain the limits of confidentiality & mandated reporting.


Trust your instincts; trafficking happens across all groups: ethnic, socioeconomic,  religions, sexualities, education, and genders.


If possible, speak to the person alone (you don’t know who may be the trafficker).  


Tell the person something like, “My responsibility is to make sure you are safe.  Abuse can take many forms-physical, emotional, financial, and sexual.” 


Then ask age-appropriate questions like: 


  • Where are you from? What brings you to the United States? 
  • What type of work do you do after school or on the weekends? 
  • What’s your schedule like outside of school? 
  • How much do you earn? 
  • What do you like to buy after you get paid? 
  • Have you been threatened if you decide you want to leave your job? 
  • Do you have ID? If not, why not? Who has your ID? 
  • Do you have to ask permission to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, or talk with others? 
  • Are you being forced to do something you don’t want to do that could hurt you? 

Remind the person you believe them, they deserve to be safe, abuse is NEVER their fault, and you want to help.   Then together, contact:


National Human Trafficking Resource Center       

24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week 

Email: NHTRC@polarisproject.org     

Text: HELP or INFO to 233733     

Phone: 1-888-373-7888