Fierce Freedoms fights human trafficking in the Chippewa Valley

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Fierce Freedom is fighting human trafficking here in the Chippewa Valley, but they need help from the community to start the conversation.

On Saturday, the organization hosted a presentation at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library to share some tips about staying safe online and warning signs of trafficking. The non-profit hopes to inform the community about the long term grooming process that takes place before a victim is being trafficked and put an end to it before it is too late.

"People are afraid to talk about it and I think that it is so uncomfortable but it is kind of happening right under our noses and I think that it's important to see the signs, what to look for and just be aware that it is happening,” said Cat Jacoby, from public relations at Fierce Freedom. Fierce freedom is also looking for new advocates to become a freedom fighter and spread awareness throughout the community. To learn more
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