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Non-governmental Organizations

Arizona

Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT)
ALERT is a league representing law enforcement, faith based communities, non profit organizations, social service agencies, attorneys, and concerned citizens.

California

ACTION Network, San Diego Youth & Community Services
San Diego Youth & Community Services (SDYCS) administers the Baja California-San Diego for Freedom From Exploitation (B-SAFFE) Project.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
API Legal Outreach, Asian Women's Shelter, Cameron House, Narika, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, together form the Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative (AATC), which provides victim-centered comprehensive legal and social services to trafficked persons as well as free training and technical assistance to non-governmental and government agencies.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is an alliance of over 40 government and non-government agencies in Mexico and the US, convened in San Diego, to combat the issue of slavery and human trafficking.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking was one of the first organizations in the United States to provide services to victims of trafficking, as such.

Humanatis
Humanatis, LLC provides innovative worldwide consulting to government and nongovernment entities engaged in counter-trafficking in persons, refugee relief, and the protection and promotion of human rights.

Little Tokyo Service Center
Little Tokyo Service Center provides emergency housing for victims of trafficking in Los Angeles.

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF)
 There are over 40 agencies in the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF).

Florida

Clearwater Area Task Force on Human Trafficking
In October 2006, the Clearwater Florida Police Department was awarded a Department of Justice grant to fund the creation of the Clearwater Area Task Force on Human Trafficking (CATFHT).

Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a community-based worker organization, is committed to seeing an end to worker exploitation, especially among immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida.

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is an entity within The Immigrant Rights Advocacy Center, Inc.

Florida Freedom Partnership
The Florida Freedom Partnership (FFP) provides a rapid-response, comprehensive support system for trafficked persons while building the capacity of the South Florida community to better understand and respond to the needs of trafficked persons.

Florida Trafficking Initiative Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Florida State University
The Florida Trafficking Initiative is a project of The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University.

Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc.
Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships is dedicated to bringing the issue of human trafficking to the forefront of public consciousness through local community action and the sharing of resources among communities and organizations.

LUCHA: A Women's Legal Project, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
LUCHA: A Women's Legal Project is a membership organization which helps low income immigrant women and children overcome domestic abuse.

Georgia

Alliance Against Human Trafficking
Alliance Against Human Trafficking is an Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Challenging Gender Based Oppression, is a coalition of ethnically diverse advocates in Atlanta, Georgia working on issues of violence against women.

Catholic Charities Atlanta
Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities provides services to immigrants, refugees and asylees: helps eligible individuals and families obtain legal status, assists clients to naturalize, and provides legal representation in deportation proceedings.

Refugee Women's Network, Inc.
Created in 1995, Refugee Women's Network, Inc (RWN), is a national non profit organization dedicated to empowering refugee and immigrant women through leadership training, education and advocacy.

Hawaii

Na Loio - Immigrant Rights and Public Interest Legal Center
Founded in 1983, Na Loio has provided free legal services for indigent immigrants for the past 24 years.

Illinois

Heartland Alliance
The Heartland Alliance provides comprehensive services including social services, legal assistance, medical care, housing and outreach services.

Maryland

CASA of Maryland, Inc.
As part of CASA of Maryland’s worker organizing initiative, the domestic workers rights promoters' project advocates to defend and expand the rights of domestic workers and support immigrant workers in crisis by assisting women escape from abusive employment situations and providing temporary shelter in a network of private homes.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
In 2002, LIRS formed the Trafficked Children Initiative to increase understanding regarding children who are trafficked into the United States.

YANA (You Are Never Alone), Inc.
The mission of YANA is to reach out in love to women and girls involved in prostitution, offering alternatives to those seeking change and compassionate support for women exploited by any aspect of the life.

Massachusetts

International Institute of Boston
The International Institute of Boston, Massachusetts Trafficking Assistance Coalition serves Massachusetts and other New England States.

Project REACH
Project REACH is a mobile crisis intervention team comprised of trauma specialists.

The Emancipation Network
The Emancipation Network helps survivors of human trafficking, and women and girls at high risk for being trafficked, by offering them a means for self-sufficiency and an economic alternative to further exploitation.

Mid-Atlantic and Northwest Regional Services

US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB)
The Migration Refugee Services (MRS) of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) resettles nearly one-fourth of all refugees admitted to the U.S.

Minnesota

Breaking Free
Breaking Free provides education and support services to prostituted women and girls escaping violence.

Civil Society
Helping international human trafficking victims by providing comprehensive crime victim services.

Nevada

Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery (ATLAS) Task Force
Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery (ATLAS) began as an initiative to combat human trafficking under the Office of the U.S.

New Jersey

International Institute of New Jersey, Anti-Trafficking Initiative
The New Jersey Statewide Anti-Trafficking Initiative is supported by grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children & Families.

New York

City Bar Justice Center
The Immigrant Women and Children Project recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to help immigrant victims of domestic violence seek freedom from their abusers and attain legal status in the United States.

Covenant House
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and services to homeless and runaway youth.

International Institute of Buffalo

New York City Community Response to Trafficking
The New York City Community Response to Trafficking (CRT) is a trafficking awareness project aimed at developing a collaborative response to the problem of human trafficking by community based organizations and criminal justice agencies, including local police and prosecutors and federal agents and prosecutors, in New York City.

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance provides services to victims of trafficking to New York State with the exception of the five boroughs of New York City.

Safe Horizon, Anti-Trafficking Program
Safe Horizon assists survivors of human trafficking within the greater New York City area.

The Door
The Door is New York City's premier youth development agency, offering unique and highly effective programs for young people 12-21.

North Carolina

North Carolina Legal Aid Farmwroker Unit
The Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina was established to meet the special legal needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in North Carolina.

The Immigrants Legal Assistance Project of the North Carolina Justice Center
The Immigrants Legal Assistance Project of the North Carolina Justice Center provides direct legal assistance to low-income immigrants with certain legal problems related to immigration law, such as those seeking asylum and those seeking legal status because they are victims of human trafficking or victims of other crimes, including domestic violence.

Triad Ladder of Hope Ministry
The purpose of Triad Ladder of Hope Ministry is to provide a Christian context, in which women trapped in modern day slavery and local women in need, are liberated, given HOPE, safety, security and freedom.

Ohio

Cincinnati Union Bethel
Cincinnati Union Bethel, a 176-year-old, non-profit social services agency, started the "Off the Streets" program in April 2006 to help women break out of the cycle of selling sex and abusing drugs.

Pennsylvania

Lutheran Children and Family Service
The Lutheran Children and Family Service provides services to victims of trafficking in the United States, in partnership with Catholic Social Services..

Project to End Human Trafficking
The mission of the Project to End Human Trafficking is to work toward the elimination of trafficking in persons, especially women and children trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Texas

Coalition Against Human Trafficking - Houston
The Coalition Against Human Trafficking works to increase community awareness of human trafficking and coordinate the identification, assistance and protection of victims through community education, advocacy, provision of culturally and linguistically sensitive victim services, and efforts to ensure the investigation and prosecution of human traffickers.

MOSAIC Family Services, Inc.
Mosaic Family Services operates the Services for Victims of Trafficking Program that provides culturally and linguistically competent services to victims experiencing abuse, so that they may quickly recover from a criminal act.

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault educates Rape Centers and Domestic Violence Shelters throughout Texas about Human Trafficking.

Virginia

Boat People S.O.S., Inc.
BPSOS, Inc has received a grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to provide post-certification services to the approximately 200 Vietnamese and Chinese women and men who were victims of trafficking in American Samoa.

Center for Multicultural Human Services - Program for Survivors of Torture and Severe Trauma (CMHS)
The Center for Multicultural Human Services received a joint federal grant with Break the Chain Campaign from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Refugee Resettlement to provide pre-certification and post-certification services to victims of trafficking in the greater Washington, DC region..

Tahirih Justice Center
Tahirih Justice Center provides direct legal services, as well as comprehensive social services referrals, to trafficking victims.

Washington DC

African Tourism Organization
The African Tourism Organization (ATO) was founded as a regional umbrella organization by Self Help Initiatives, Inc.

Ayuda, Inc.
Ayuda provides legal and social services to low-income Latino and other foreign-born immigrant communities in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  Ayuda administers a Trafficking Project that provides comprehensive legal and social services to victims of human trafficking.

Break The Chain Campaign
Break The Chain Campaign seeks to minimize the effects of human trafficking, modern-day slavery and worker exploitation through comprehensive direct service, research, outreach, advocacy, training and technical assistance.

Center for Women Policy Studies
The Center’s work to combat trafficking of women and girls into the United States is a crucial part of its advocacy for women’s human rights.

Fair FUND
In 2002, FAIR Fund was founded as an assistance and empowerment organization to support the successful integration of women's equality into developing civil societies.

Free the Slaves
Free the Slaves is the sister organization of Anti-Slavery International in London, the world's oldest human rights group.

Polaris Project
Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is a multicultural grassroots organization combating human trafficking and modern day slavery in the United States and Japan.

Project HOPE International
Project HOPE International (PHI) based in Washington, DC, works in Southeast Asia and the United States to build bridges between NGO practitioners, donors, professionals, and policy makers to better inform, understand, and meet the needs of trafficked persons and their support networks through education, coordination, and advocacy.

The Protection Project
The Protection Project is a legal human rights research institute based at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC .

Washington State

Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center
APIWFSC is a direct service provider to victims of human trafficking.

International Rescue Committee, Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) advances the legal rights and dignity of low-income immigrants in Washington State by pursuing and preserving their legal status through legal representation, education and public policy.

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