Have you seen the new mini murals in Houston? They have an important phone number on them

A mural sits between one of the sites in Northside Houston. (Alex Barber, © Alex Barber)

HOUSTON – Four new “mini murals” have installed around Houston’s Northside area as part of a project to bring attention to human trafficking.

According to a press release, four traffic signal cabinets have been painted by local Houston-area artists to bring visibility to anyone passing by, along with a phone number to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The four selected sites were selected based on 311 data and reports from area electors.

You can find the murals on Airline Drive at Crosstimbers, Airline Drive at Cavalcade, Jensen Drive at Crosstimbers, and Moody Park.

Artwork was selected via an online survey that inspired hope and to empower victims to reach out for help, the press release said.

A mural in Houston's Northside has the number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline installed to bring awareness of the issue. (© Alex Barber)

City of Houston’s District H Councilmember Karla Cisneros helped initiate and fund the Mini Murals project to reach out to victims of human trafficking along with support from Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, the release said.

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The day also celebrates #WearBlueDay, designed to educate the public to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to respond to law enforcement.

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