Our areas of focus currently include community education and improving services for local survivors.
We believe that every person, neighborhood, business, and organization can contribute to ending human trafficking. Education is the first step to equipping our community to make a difference. Over the past few years we have been honored to conduct presentations for service providers, educators, probation officers, medical personnel, advocates, social workers, foster parents, youth groups, parent groups, faith based groups, service groups, and students. Please contact us to schedule a presentation!
Creating and Improving Services for Local Survivors:
There are so many wonderful services and resources in our community. Part of what we do is assist clients in navigating and applying for existing resources. However, we have learned very quickly that when it comes to trafficking there are many unique barriers that survivors of sex or labor trafficking may experience when accessing resources. There are also unique barriers that agencies may experience when trying to serve them. We partner with the community to bridge as many of these gaps as possible. With your help we have assisted with the following:
Emergency support: food, clothing, gas cards, bus passes, utility payments, and more.
Transitional support: peer counseling, education on rights and resources, assistance filling out applications for jobs, victims compensation, or other resources, partial rental assistance, partial payment for trauma therapy, referrals for discounted legal assistance, and accompaniments to appointments as requested.
-In the future: We are constantly working to develop new resources for our clients. Emergency and transitional housing are currently the most critical needs! We are also trying to raise funds for vocational and educational fees.