Who else is fighting Human Trafficking locally? (Abnet partners)
A. COALITIONS/ NETWORKS:
Connecting and Equipping MA to Prevent, Identify and End Human Trafficking!
DEMAND Abolition This site focuses on the demand side of human trafficking and how to stop this cycle. The site includes important and helpful information on why this approach could be the answer to this major problem
CEASE Network Boston A network working to lessen the harm inherent to the illegal sex industry by reducing the demand for paid sex. Through initiatives targeting sex buyers the CEASE Network will cut the illegal sex trade by 20%, in every city it operates in, within two years.
Not on Our Watch: Lower Roxbury Coalition, Dumas.LaFontant@wshc.org
MA Department of Public Health task force, led by Linda Brown. Quarterly gatherings, focusing especially on labor trafficking and public health
The High Risk Youth Network Monthly meetings and “speakers series” to connect agencies, NGOs and community leaders working with “high risk youth” in Boston.
B. LABOR TRAFFICKING / IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS:
MA Interfaith Worker Justice We are a network of people of faith that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially low-wage workers.
MataHari: Eye of the Day This site will connect you with many different social issues that are faced on a daily basis such as “internalized and institutional racism, heterosexism, classism, xenophobia, partner and sexual violence and exploitation as it occurs within our communities of color, immigrant communities and within our social justice organizations”. They are seeking justice for the many people who are abused in our community today.
MIRA: The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. MIRA’s work encompasses policy and advocacy analysis, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and communications.
Boston Faith and Justice Network We believe you need to “Live gratefully, change our community, and Advocate” for the cause. Resources available such as the “Lazarus at the Gate” curriculum, looking at financial Stewardship, justice and generosity.
C. ACADEMIA / RESEARCH:
Carr Center for Human Rights: programing on Human Trafficking through out the year
Intercollegiate convention against modern slavery : network of Boston area schools coming together to end modern slavery
Melissa Farley - Northeastern University
Donna Hughes - University of RI
D. AFTERCARE FOR YOUTH:
My Life My Choice - We empower youth to find their voice and create a positive life path: through Survivor mentoring, groups, advocacy, and community trainings.
The SEEN Coalition - wrap around model for case management for CSEC girls
BLOOM, by teen Challenge - short term residential housing for girls 12-18
E. SYSTEM INVOLVED YOUTH:
Roxbury Youthworks - BUILD program, for boys and trans youth survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Germaine Lawrence- Group home for high risk girls in Foster Care
F. HOMELESS YOUTH:
G. AFTERCARE FOR ADULTS:
Housing and case management for survivors of human trafficking:
RIA house Case management and survivor support groups for women over 18 who are coming out of commercial sexual exploitation
The Eva Center Case management and housing for women over 18 who are coming out of commercial sexual exploitation. House has some capacity for women with children.
Amirah whole-person, wrap around care and housing for women over 18, domestic, coming out of sex trafficking/ commercial sexual exploitation
Procopio Consulting and Counseling : male survivors of commercial sexual exploitation
Bethany Christian Services of Southern New England - case management for labor and sex trafficking
MataHari:eye of the Day - case management for labor trafficking especially
H. ADDICTION RECOVERY FOR ADULTS:
I. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ RAPE CRISIS SUPPORT:
J. HEALTHCARE RESOURCES:
Boston Medical Center Clinic for DV and human trafficking
HEAL trafficking- National network of resources and trainings for healthcare providers on human trafficking
Education For Health Care Services:
K. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LEGAL SERVICES:
Federal law enforcement task force including the FBI and DHS
Peter DiMarzio hosts Quarterly victims assistance network meetings for New England
Family Justice Center - A location housing several non-profits and police units, under the same roof to foster collaboration