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Also known as "modern day slavery," human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings through recruitment or abduction by means of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of forced labor, debt bondage or sexual exploitation.

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Join the fight
against human trafficking with
Sisters in Shelter

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Sisters in Shelter provides a wide array of services, notably case management and safe housing to survivors of Human Trafficking.   We are also dedicated to advocacy and educating our community about the prevalence and nuance of these egregious social issues.


Our non-profit organization was founded in 2005 by the Sisters of St. Francis, who began assisting survivors and reaching out to the Tiffin  community. Sisters in Shelter remains committed to meeting the abundant need for survivor support in our community because, unfortunately, trafficking happens in our own backyard. 

Our mission is to support survivors and illuminate the atrocities of human trafficking   through community education and advocacy.

Training Classes

We are again offering the 8 week training sessions for those interested in helping Sisters in Shelter with its anti-human trafficking work.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 P.M. beginning on October 3rd.

See complete details by clicking on the EVENT tab.

Register by calling

Sr. Mary Kuhlman at 419-350-6786.  


To learn more about SIS, head to "About Us" or check out the video below


Sisters in Shelter welcomes community involvement and support

A Survivor's Story

Carol was an ordinary American girl.

One summer night she left her job at a local fast-food restaurant with someone she thought was a friend, a woman her boyfriend had introduced her to a few weeks before.  What Carol did not know was that her boyfriend worked for a human trafficker.  When she got into the car with the new friend, she crossed the threshold into slavery and was taken to the trafficker's house and was repeatedly raped and beaten.  She was kept in a dog crate when she was not being sold for sex over the internet.  She lived one of the most brutal lives imaginable while no one knew why she had suddenly disappeared and efforts to find her were unsuccessful.  Many months later she managed to escape and ran to the police.  She told them her story and they were able to locate her trafficker, along with the other women he was holding. In spite of the care and treatment she received, she still lives with the nightmares and traumas years later.


Survivor Advocacy

Individualized Assistance

Sisters in Shelter has services available if you or a loved one is currently involved in a Human Trafficking, or if you are a survivor of this crime.  Based on an individualized case plan, Sisters in Shelter provides services including but not limited to - transportation, assistance with necessities, obtaining/maintaining housing, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved in the Cause

Our organization feels strongly about involving the community in our efforts to make an impact.  Volunteers are greatly appreciated and have many opportunities to assist Sisters in Shelter.  There are also internship opportunities for students who would like to gain experience working in human services and with individuals who have experienced trauma.

Schedule a Presentation

Educating the Community

Sisters in Shelter provides educational presentations in a variety of settings: schools, churches, organizations/businesses, etc.  Schedule a presentation to gain knowledge and understanding of Human Trafficking and its impact in our society.

"People were created to be loved.  Things were created to be used.  The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used."

- Unknown

Contact Sisters in Shelter

P.O. Box 384

Tiffin, Ohio 44883


  Sister MaryKuhlman, Director

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