API Chaya seeks to end systemic violence in our communities. They “have served thousands of people and worked with dozens of community groups for community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking.” For more info, go to apichaya.org.
Arts Aftercare seeks restoration and rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking. Its mission is to be a bridge that brings the beauty and healing power of the arts to children and adults recovering from modern slavery, to learn their stories and to share them with the world as artist-advocates. For more info: artsaftercare.org
BUSINESSES ENDING SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING (BEST)
BEST is a group of business leaders and philanthropists working together to fill a gap in the anti-trafficking movement. For more info: bestalliance.org
The Freedom Initiative is a team of university students in the Seattle area who have joined forces to combat human trafficking. In May 2009, the team hosted UNBOUND, a conference to educate people on the issue of Human Trafficking, empower individuals to develop a personal response to slavery, and mobilize them to action. UNBOUND brought together community-based organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals active in the fight against modern day slavery. They were active in helping to birth Seattle Against Slavery. For more info: freedominitiative.org (no longer active)
FRONTLINE FOR JUSTICE
We are men and women committed to the abolition of all forms of slavery and human trafficking. A vision this large requires specific and practical focus. In response to the horrific business of child trafficking in Southeast Asia, Frontline for Justice is partnering with the Cambodian Hope Organization (CHO), in its work in Poipet, Cambodia. Our goal is the prevention of further injustice, and the protection and restoration of trafficking’s most vulnerable victims. Through this partnership Safe Haven has been opened, and children are now living in safety. For more info: frontlineforjustice.org
THE GENESIS PROJECT
As a non-profit outreach of The Corridor, The Genesis Project exists to offer hope for a new life to young women and girls involved in Domestic Minor Sex-Trafficking (DMST) in the South King County area. For more info: gpseattle.net
HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY
Human Rights Society is a human-centered nonprofit advocating human rights for all including human trafficking. Staff leaders began with abolition activism before focusing more human rights issues such as children’s rights, girls/women’s rights, and poverty, which collectively are problems within human trafficking. For more info: humanrightssociety.org | info(at)humanrightssociety(dot)org
INTERCOMMUNITY PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER
The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center (IPJC) is a not-for-profit organization located in Seattle’s Roosevelt District. Our Anti-Human Trafficking efforts focus on education, promoting the “Stop the Demand” Campaign, and advocacy. For more info: ipjc.org | Annapatrice Clarke: aclarke(at)ipjc(dot)org
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems. NBC’s Dateline, The New Yorker, and a host of other newsmedia have reported on IJM’s rescues and work. IJM is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more info: ijm.org
Doing what we love (music) to undo what we hate (slavery.) JUBILEE is a collective of abolitionists/musicians who use the stage and merchandise table to raise awareness and funds to fight modern slavery and support those recovering from it’s effects. Music has made our lives better, we hope that our music can improve the lives of others. For more info: livejubilee.org | Curtis Romjue: curtis(at)livejubilee(dot)org
JUSTICE AND MERCY FOUNDATION
Justice and Mercy Foundation is a Christian nonprofit that is about “Helping the world discover a better way to live.” For more info: tjamf.org
LUTHERAN PUBLIC POLICY OFFICE OF WASHINGTON
Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington State is one of the 18 State Public Policy Offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As a partnership ministry of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the three Washington synods of the ELCA, and the ELCA Program Unit for Church in Society, we advocate on behalf of all God’s creation. For more info: lppowa.org
NORTHWEST COALITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING (NWCAT)
The Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking founded by Soroptimist International Northwestern Region, a nonprofit organization, is a coalition of many Agencies, Political Leaders, Community Organizations, Individuals, Media and Business Supporters throughout the Northwest working to Inform, Educate, and Protect the women and girls from Human Labor & Sex Trafficking in the Northwest Region of the United States of America. Soroptimist International Northwestern Region is the second largest Soroptimist Region in our Federation (behind Japan) and the largest in the United States. Our 108 clubs and over 3,000 members service all the communities throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Northern Idaho. For more info: nwcat.org
NOT FOR SALE CAMPAIGN
The Not For Sale Campaign (NFSC) equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe. For more info: notforsalecampaign.org.
ORGANIZATION FOR PROSTITUTION SURVIVORS
The Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) was founded to address the harm of prostitution, and create opportunities for adult women in Seattle to seek supportive services and heal from the gender-based violence. For more info: seattleops.org.
Based in Silverdale, WA, Scarlet Road’s mission’s: Through holistic care offers the hope of freedom to those who have been sexually exploited. For more info: scarletroad.org.
SEATTLE AGAINST SLAVERY
Seattle Against Slavery is a grassroots coalition working to make a slave-free world, one city at a time. Uniting community-based abolition activists, local and national non-government organizations, government agencies, and other coalitions, SAS seeks to raise human trafficking awareness and mobilize the public to better advocate for victims, enhance survivor care, promote legislation to combat human trafficking, and help service providers build capacity. For more info: seattleagainstslavery.org.
SET FREE, A SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY STUDENT GROUP
VISION: To create knowledgeable populations of students who are passionately resistant to human trafficking in our community, our city, and around the world and to have this knowledge lead us to act towards restoration for those affected. MISSION: The club will focus on equipping people through spiritual development and education in order to act as a part of God’s ongoing work with regards to this form of oppression. There will be an opportunity to be a part of a spiritual development community. Education will be centered on the injustice of human trafficking and all its complexities and will be learning from selected speakers, professionals, dialogues, and films. The cultivation of our relationships with God and our knowledge of His heart for injustice will lead us into action, founded in prayer, to further God’s justice for human beings forced into slavery.
WASHINGTON ADVISORY COMITTEE ON TRAFFICKING (WashACT)
The Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking (WashACT) is a multi-disciplinary taskforce convened in 2006 by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington. The Committee’s mission is to ensure that victims of trafficking receive all resources available to them; and that human traffickers are identified, investigated and prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law. WashACT is co-chaired by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington, the Seattle Police Department and the International Rescue Committee in Seattle (IRC)/Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN).
WASHINGTON ANTI-TRAFFICKING RESPONSE NETWORK (WARN)
The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking in Washington State. Since 2004, WARN has assisted survivors of modern day slavery on their path to restoration and recovery. WARN is a program through International Rescue Committee (IRC). For more info, go to warn-trafficking.org.
Organizers of the popular Washington Anti-Trafficking Engagement Day in January of each year in Olympia, WATE aims to catalyze strategic partnerships to support research-based policy and legislative changes to help end modern-day slavery in the Puget Sound region. WATE’s mission is to build a “unified voice” amongst partner organizations to advocate for research based policy and legislation, and to jointly develop strategic plans to achieve the 4Ps (Protection, Prevention, Prosecution and Partnership) of anti-human trafficking efforts in this region. For more info: waengage.com.
WOMEN OF VISION SOUTH PUGET SOUND
Women of Vision Puget Sound is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that educates, inspires and equips women to use their God-given resources in compassionate, mutually life-changing service to impoverished and oppressed women and children worldwide. For more info: wovwashington.org/#/south-puget-sound.
University Presbyterian Church Human Trafficking Task Force
This UPC Task Force works to increase awareness and advocacy to help end modern day slavery in our city. For more info, contact Christine Haas at camhaas(at)comcast(dot)net.
WORLD CONCERN’S WOMEN OF PURPOSE
World Concern’s Women of Purpose links North American women with poor, marginalized women in some of the poorest countries in the world, bringing healing, restoration, opportunity and freedom. For more info, contact Sarah Leech at sarahl(at)worldconcern(dot)org.