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is dedicated to combatting human trafficking through low-threshold victim services for women working in the sex industry and survivors of sex trafficking. They operate primarily in southern Germany through an outreach café for women in prostitution as well as a safe house and integration program designed for Nigerian survivors of sex trafficking.
Hope Academy of the Denver Street School is a local faith-based school that seeks to ignite hope in young survivors of sex abuse, exploitation, and trafficking and empower them to reclaim their lives, receive their high school diploma, and pursue healthy life choices. In working toward these goals, Hope Academy comes alongside students to develop and complete individualized learning plans, encourage self-expression through positive means, and form healthy relationships.
The Avery Center—formerly Free Our Girls—was founded in 2014 to address the gap in direct services for adults experiencing commercial sex trafficking in Northern Colorado and across the United States.
We believe that lived experience must inform change.
We are leading the change-makers in our community and across the nation to end commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Our research is used to reduce demand, convict traffickers, and decrease barriers for marginalized populations through evidence-based services.
Sierra Leone Recovery Center is the first aftercare program in Sierra Leone (launched in early 2012) for woman and children that have been trafficked. They are given medical care (including surgery for fistulas), physical rehabilitation, tailored education, life skills training, and counseling in a home-like environment. The Orrange famliy from Centennial, CO has partnered with an aftercare facility in Sierra Leone, Africa, helping leaders as they create solutions to human trafficking in their country.
SHIFT is uniting in the fight to bring awareness and a call to action within the community to fight human trafficking. Their goal? To “SHIFT from Awareness to Action!” This student led initiative will bring many elements together with one aim: EMPOWER TO PREVENT. The vision of the SHIFT is to educate the community at large and to mobilize them into taking action to fight sex trafficking both locally and globally. As a community we need to protect our children. Denver is one of the top 4 most trafficked cities in America. Why? Perhaps it’s because no one is standing in the way. Our precious children… your sons, your daughters are being targeted. NOW is the time to fight this rising crime, so let’s start here in our backyard and have our efforts grow around the world! What started with a team of 6 high school students in 2015-16 from one high school, grew to 6 area high schools in 2016-17 and continues to grow for the 2017-18 school year with multiple events and opportunities to spread awareness and get involved. Justice Run is just ONE way to show your support and help make a difference. Look for the annual conference to take place February of 2018 as well.
Voices 4 Nigeria is a group out of Denver who is speaking out about the persecution, murder, kidnapping, human trafficking and slavery occurring in Nigeria due to terrorism. Our goal is to promote awareness and raise funds to deliver needed items to these Nigerians impacted by terrorism to help bring relief, hope, and restoration to their lives.
Covered exists to Empower each sex trafficking survivor with the hope that leads to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.
Covered’s vision is to see survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation recover from the abuse and trauma of trafficking. Our goal is also to bring awareness of trafficking in the Denver Metro Area and work with local law enforcement, the court system, and task forces to eradicate sex trafficking in Colorado. We have a comprehensive program that assists survivors from intake to becoming thriving members of our leadership community. Engage, Empower, Thrive.
Get HOPE Global exists to provide biblically-based business training programs and microfinance opportunities so that vulnerable women and girls in the developing world are equipped and empowered with life-giving HOPE to build or grow a small business. Our programs are utilized as a resource in both the prevention of human trafficking and with those in rescue and recovery programs, giving women and teen girls a voice, a choice, and a chance for a transformed life. Contact us to learn how you can be involved in giving HOPE.
The Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center (JAMLAC) seeks justice for those struggling with poverty and oppression. Founded in 2006, JAMLAC is a faith-based, non-profit law firm that provides a safe and confidential resource for victims from daily hardship and cruelty. Last year, JAMLAC provided civil legal services to over 1,000 low-income clients, 93% of whom were victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. JAMLAC partners with various organizations in order to provide wraparound services for families.
Life Center Ethiopia was founded in 2013 with the purpose of being a light to the hopeless by empowering widows and equipping orphans for a transformed life. Using a home-based family model, our sponsored children live in a home with extended family or a widow and other orphans. They are also a part of our community at Life Center so that they will grow with love and support. The support for widows is driven by their own needs and full participation. Life Center helps widows realize their dreams of owning their own business and supporting their families by providing training on business and book-keeping and micro-loans. Training and support do not stop when they receive their loan, it continues throughout their lives. LCE is a community and relationship-based organization with centers in two cities in Ethiopia and the hopes of expanding to more cities.
Additional Non-Profit Partners
18th Judicial Department
Trucker's Against Trafficking
Father to the Fatherless International was founded in October, 2010, to help the abused and neglected of Uganda. The organization has bought 83 acres of land and put three buildings on it in these six years of operations. The ministry also supports ~40 young people (ages 4-21) with schooling costs through a sponsorship program. Our goal is to see children off the streets and flourishing in a God-centered educational program where they can grow in a loving environment and be given a hope and a future. To learn more, please visit www.father2thefatherless.org.
ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that fights for human trafficking victims to have meaningful justice. We help victims of human trafficking rebuild their lives by connecting to lawyers who fight for their rights through ALIGHT's innovative tech tools. For a victim, connecting quickly to a lawyer to obtain a divorce from a trafficker, resolve debt issues as a result of financial abuse or clear criminal records makes all the difference in his or her life.
The Human Trafficking Center is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that is housed within the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and is comprised of M.A. candidates and faculty. The HTC’s aim is to provide research that improves inter-organizational cooperation and accountability, influences anti-trafficking policy, and raises public awareness about the problem. We encourage and facilitate cooperation among academic institutions and organizations creating and carrying out policy and working in the field, as well as partner with with academics, students, legislators, NGOs, and international organizations in order to provide the public with balanced information about human trafficking.
Operation Underground Railroad gathers the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.
Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.