Writer Tyla Smith
Photos courtesy Pacific Gateway Center
The Pacific Gateway Center is a non-profit organization on O‘ahu that helps immigrants, low-income families and people who have been human trafficked to become self-sufficient. On average they help 1,000 walk-in clients and 200 human traffic victims each year. In 2013, they celebrated their 40th anniversary.
“Human trafficking is worldwide. To give it context it is a $32 billion business,” Terrina Wong, Pacific Gateway Center assistant director, said.