On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan takes a look at the human trafficking crisis around the world and how Catholic Charities is helping combat the opioid crisis in New York.
Erin D. Phelps is the Strategic Partnership Manager for The Freedom Fund, a London-based non-profit that identifies and invests in efforts to eradicate modern slavery in geographic “hot spots” with high incidences of human trafficking and slavery. Erin shares, not only what modern looks like in practice and who is impacted, but what they can do themselves to help end modern slavery.
Megan Robbins is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties, just a bit outside New York City. Megan talks about a novel drug education and prevention program that Catholic Charities and other partner organizations ran in the suburban city of Port Jervis, which itself has been severely impacted by the opioid crisis. The program is called “Reality Tour” and it incorporates live-action reenactments by students themselves to teach parents and children alike the life-altering consequences of illegal drug use.