01 Feb Onlife Health Announces Charity Partnership with End Slavery Tennessee
Organization Is Dedicated to Stopping The Growing Problem of Human Trafficking
Brentwood, Tenn., February 1, 2018—Onlife Health is proud to announce its support of End Slavery Tennessee, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery that trades humans for forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.
“Until we were informed about human trafficking, we had no idea as to the magnitude of the problem here in Tennessee and throughout the country,” said Arthur Lane, vice president of business development and marketing for Onlife Health. “Once we understood the seriousness of the issue and heard the heart-breaking stories caused by human trafficking, we knew we had to help. We’ve asked everyone here at Onlife Health to get involved and help us meet our pledge of donating at least 80 personal hygiene kits to help the survivors of these horrific crimes.”
The statistics for human trafficking are disturbing. In the state of Tennessee alone, 94 teens are forced into labor or sex slavery each month. That’s more than 1,000 young people who become victims of human trafficking each year. What’s even more horrifying is that the average age of entry into human trafficking in Tennessee is 13.
Last year, End Slavery Tennessee trained 11,000 professionals and community leaders to recognize the signs of human trafficking. The organization also offers prevention programs for at-risk youth, champions systemic changes needed statewide to prevent trafficking, and provides comprehensive, specialized aftercare for survivors of this horrific crime.
The severity and prevalence of human trafficking was recently demonstrated when 22 men were arrested in early November for soliciting minors for sex during an undercover sting in Brentwood, TN, where Onlife Health is located. “That these arrests occurred just minutes from our headquarters really brought home the point that human trafficking can happen to anyone or anywhere,” said Lane. “It should serve as a wake-up call for all of us.”
The sting, conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, as well as local and national law enforcement, was the 11th such sting conducted by the TBI since May 2015.
About Onlife Health
Onlife Health is a data-driven health solutions company. Our engagement platform empowers over 11 million people to take an active and ongoing role in their own health by leveraging sophisticated data analytics to understand a population and engage each of its members in meaningful programs. Whether it’s a wellness offering for an employer group or a Gaps Closure program to drive Medicare Star ratings, Onlife solutions support multiple populations to help individuals better their health and improve their sponsor’s bottom line. Our platform recognizes each individual’s distinct needs and supports them on their own unique healthcare journey via a personalized, seamless user experience that leverages their support ecosystem. For more information, visit onlifehealth.com.
About End Slavery Tennessee (ESTN)
Founded in 2008 and established as a 501c3 organization in 2012, ESTN’s staff and volunteers work to promote healing of human trafficking survivors as well as to strategically confront slavery in our state. The organization has nine affiliated community groups currently meeting in Brentwood, Clarksville, Franklin, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Spring Hill, West Central and West Nashville. For more information, visit www.EndSlaveryTN.org.