The North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking is comprised of various organizations who have banded together to push back against huamn trafficking. Check out information on the members that make up our coalition, as well as information on how to join us.
Alive at Last
Alive at Last equips Christians to empower the exploited. By partnering with homeless shelters, drug and alcohol rehab centers and organizations serving the exploited, we identify victims who are ready for help. Alive at Last offers training, personal guidance and community to volunteers who want to make a significant impact. Our volunteer mentors help victims heal and discover their unique design and calling. This community support is essential in helping the exploited realize their dignity and worth and move from surviving to thriving.
Redeemed Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers restoration services to adult survivors of domestic sex trafficking with a trauma-informed holistic healing program and the support of our community partners. Through our awareness presentations and our media campaign, Redeemed is committed to spreading the message of hope God brings to trafficking victims. Redeemed operates a restoration house that is available to adult women rescued in the United States. Whether a woman has graduated our program or just needs some extra help, we commit to the long term by offering case management and connecting them with resources wherever they decide to live. We walk with these women for years and make sure they are handling the new stresses of everyday life in a healthy manner.
A'ishah Amatullah is a survivor leader who endured 13 years of domestic trafficking. She is an avid consultant, speaker, and writer around human trafficking and disability justice. She has done peer counseling and trained law enforcement and service providers on how to effectively identify and work with survivors. She is passionate about strengthening long-term support programs for survivors.
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
At the end of World War II, the Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas established a new parish for the growing area then referred to as "North Dallas." Today, Saint Michael and All Angels is one of the largest Episcopal churches in the United States, serving nearly 7,000 communicants. In 1948, our founders built a Gothic stone structure, which is now the Saint Michael Chapel. Over the intervening years the campus was expanded to meet the needs of growing ministries and attendance. Today, Saint Michael is surrounded by high-rise office towers and retail shops to its north, and residential communities to its south. People come to Saint Michael and All Angels to worship God in the dignified beauty of the liturgy, music, and sacraments, and seeking Christian Formation for their families. They come to be comforted and reconciled, and to be inspired to live their baptismal vows in service to God and neighbor.
BCFS is a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations with locations and program throughout the United States as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia and Africa. WE HELP PEOPLE IN NEED... adults with disabilities, youth from foster care, low-income parents, families in crisis, minors separated from their families, orphaned children overseas, families who want to foster or adopt, victims of domestic violence, homeless young men, expectant mothers and more! www.discoverbcfs.net
Treasured Vessels Foundation (TVF) is a 501(c)3, created to provide a safe place for healing and growth, for girls ages 12-17, who have been rescued from sex trafficking in the DFW area. In the state of Texas, which ranks number two in the nation for Human Trafficking, shelters available to domestically trafficked minors, once rescued, exist mostly within Texas’ Juvenile Justice System. There are currently less than 30 beds for girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. None of which exist in the DFW metropolitan area. Treasured Vessels Foundation is working toward building the first shelter constructed in North Texas, with the purpose of housing rescued trafficked minors in a safe place. Away from the Juvenile Justice System these girls, ages 12-17, will be placed into a program where they will be nurtured and provided trauma-informed care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 18-36 months.
Resurrect Life is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization committed to ending the horrific acts of human trafficking through building alliances with like organizations to collaborate on the best practices to improve the human rights and justice for those enslaved. Our work includes studying the cause and effects of human trafficking and working together so that prevention and eradication initiatives can be further enhanced. We extend love to the rescued survivors by giving them a plush lamb to call their own. You know the power of ownership and what that does for an individual’s self-worth; these lambs provide that and a sense of comfort in the aftermath of a nightmare experience. ~ Proverbs 31:8-9
We are everyday people that believe we can make a difference together. Rescue Her is a place that allows those that want to take action to do so. We fight the injustice of human trafficking, especially that of young girls, both in the US and abroad. We do this through prevention, intervention and aftercare initiatives. Our primary focus is to open safe homes for underage girls in cities around the globe with the highest rates of child trafficking. Our purpose can be summarized in Proverbs 31:9 "Speak out for the poor and helpless and see that they get justice."
DeliverFund is a 501c3 organization which disrupts global Human Trafficking Markets by combining uniquely qualified personnel with the best technologies, and then leveraging them in new ways to reach and rescue the victims of human trafficking. We support the efforts of law enforcement agencies by providing analytical and surveillance data leading to traffickers.
TexProtects’ mission is to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect through research, education and advocacy. We effect change by organizing and educating our members to advocate for increased investments in evidence-based child abuse prevention programs, CPS reforms, and treatment programs to heal abuse victims. TexProtects' goal is to create broad-scale, systemic change via major public policy innovations of child protection systems and to leverage private funds with public funds to bring high-impact prevention solutions to scale.
Promise House moves abused, abandoned and neglected youth toward safety and success. The agency is one of the ONLY organizations in Dallas County designed to accommodate homeless and runaway young people between the ages of 0 and 24. We provide crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen support, counseling, street outreach and education services. By connecting at-risk youth with the resources and encouragement they need to become healthy, self-sufficient adults, we work to prevent chronic homelessness in North Texas.
Our Vision: We envision a world that is aware of sexual abuse and exploitation and will not tolerate it. We believe we can create a world where sexually abused and exploited people receive safe, long-term housing and trauma-informed care in an environment where they experience restoration and unconditional love. Our Mission: The Poiema Foundation educates the public and raises awareness in order to prevent sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other methods of sexual exploitation. We also facilitate the restoration journey of survivors by providing for their physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Our mission is to help victims of human trafficking find their way home. Our work is two-part, one, to equip communities that surround victims of human trafficking with the right tools to report incidents safely and anonymously and two, to produce technology for service providers, i.e. law enforcement, social service providers and/or victim advocates with the tools to conduct business more effectively and efficiently. In order to ensure that the tools created are appropriate to the population intended, research driven design methods are used as a way of developing and executing social innovations that can impact change.
Prayer for Freedom
Prayer For Freedom’s Vision: To see people freed from slavery physically, spiritually and mentally and to prevent human trafficking through innovative and creative measures. Our Mission: Prayer for Freedom’s mission is to facilitate prayer to end slavery and assist communities to prevent, free and stop human trafficking. Prayer For Freedom was established in 2010 by Joy Brooks. Joy has worked in missions for over 10 years. Most recently in Targu-Mures, Romania where she spent 7 years. She incorporated ministry with the Arts. She taught dance, choreography, English and life-skills to youth and high-risk populations while always sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and His love for all people. In addition to working in Romania, she has worked in missions in France, Bosnia, and Kosovo. Prayer For Freedom was established out of her faith in God and an understanding that prayer is the first step toward changing the world.
Office of Senator Don Huffines
Senator Huffines represents Texas Senate District 16, which covers most of Dallas County. As a part of the Coalition, the Senate office strives to stay informed on the current status of human trafficking in the area. Our purpose is to work towards eliminating legislative gaps and strengthening the fight against modern day slavery on the State level.
Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations
HSI is a critical investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security and is a vital U.S. asset in combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems. HSI’s workforce includes special agents, analysts, auditors and support staff. Its men and women are assigned to cities throughout the United States and to offices around the world. HSI’s international force is the department’s largest investigative presence abroad and gives HSI one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement. HSI has broad legal authority to enforce a diverse array of federal statutes. It uses this authority to investigate all types of cross-border criminal activity.
U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Texas
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas proudly serves more than seven million residents in 100 counties that encompass nearly 96,000 square miles in northern and western Texas. United States Attorney John R. Parker is the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer within this jurisdiction. Our District’s core priorities are 1) protecting Americans from terrorism and other threats to national security, both at home and abroad; 2) protecting Americans from violent crime; 3) protecting Americans from financial fraud that devastates consumers, siphons taxpayer dollars, weakens our markets, and impedes our ongoing economic recovery; and 4) protecting the most vulnerable among us and all those who cannot speak out or stand up for themselves.
Dallas Police Department
The Police Department, in serving the people of Dallas, strives to reduce crime and provide a safe city by: recognizing that its goal is to help people and provide assistance at every opportunity; providing preventive, investigative, and enforcement services; increasing citizen satisfaction with public safety and obtaining community cooperation through the Department's training, skills, and efforts; and realizing that the Police Department alone cannot control crime, but must act in concert with the community and the rest of the Criminal Justice System.
U.S. Department of State- Diplomatic Security Service
The Diplomatic Security Service is the security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State. DSS is a world leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber-security, counter terrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information. In the United States, DSS protects the Secretary of State and high-ranking foreign foreign dignitaries and investigates passport and visa fraud.
Dallas Women’s Foundation
Dallas Women's Foundation - the largest regional women's fund in the world - is a trusted leader in advancing the positive social and economic change for women and girls. We are unwavering in our commitment to unlock resources for women and girls in our region, our state, and around the world. We are dedicated to increasing investment in the ripple effect, to improve education and quality of life, give voice to issues impacting women and girls, and cultivate women leaders for the future.
Dallas County Juvenile Department – Letot Residential Treatment Center
The mission of the Letot Residential Treatment Center is to empower neglected and exploited girls to be productive, caring and responsible citizens by providing them a safe environment for long-term residential, gender-responsive treatment involving their families and supported by community partners. The Letot RTC is a unique program that offers treatment and services designed specifically for girls to address issues that cause girls to run away. These treatments and services include: therapeutic treatment services, educational services, and specialized services. The Letot RTC is a long-term, 6-9 months, therapeutic residential facility that services post adjudicated girls who are between 13 and 17 years old. These girls have been identified as domestic trafficked minors or high risk youth.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them. The Texas Regional Office provides prevention services through safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. We conduct training, and provide technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation. We also provide support for parents of missing or exploited children, and we assist in the location of children, as well as the location of adults who have been missing or exploited since they were children.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sectors employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdiction under federal authority. OSHA is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Children at Risk
CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) is a non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to fixing poor public policies and systems that affect children in order to eliminate the structures which are hindering the success of children. The mission of C@R is to serve as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, community education, collaboration and advocacy. The focus of C@R is to make Texas a place where children's needs come first, where families thrive, and where ample resources are available to children and their families
New Friends New Life
New Friends New Life restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children. By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health, and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities. We're grateful for all your help!
Mosaic Family Services
Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence. We serve hundreds of clients who have overcome incredible adversity on their journey to independence in the U.S. From aiding survivors of human trafficking and family violence to refugees from around the globe, Mosaic's goal is to make the transition to freedom as easy as possible. We provide free comprehensive case management, family and immigration law assistance, counseling, emergency and transitional shelter, and professional and community outreach.
Dallas CASA supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. Volunteers are voices for abused and neglected children in court. Our volunteers are trained and supervised to gather information and make recommendations that help judges decide the best possible outcome for children in protective care. For CASA volunteers, the ultimate goal is to help ensure that all of the children find safe, permanent homes where they can thrive. Some children reunite with parents or relatives, while others make a connection with adoptive parents.
Traffick911 exists to free youth from sex trafficking with a three-prong strategy of prevention, rescue and restoration. They have identified and rescued numerous victims of this crime and their work - in close partnership with law enforcement - has led to multiple state and federal felony arrests and convictions. Homeland Security Investigations has recognized Traffick911 as a most-valued partner in this battle to save our American children. Traffick911 has trained thousands of first responders across the country with documented identifications and rescues out of these trainings. In 2013, they opened a long-term, restorative safe home for female youth victims of sex trafficking. They also have a youth prevention program called Traps, which teaches youth how to #BeSmartStayFree from traffickers by understanding their tricks, traps and lures.
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If you or someone you know might be a victim of human trafficking, call our free and anonymous hotline for shelter and access to services.