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ANTI-TRAFFICKING COALITIONS 

Coalitions are a great way to engage in local anti-trafficking efforts. Check the following list to find out what groups have organized in your region. Please check back frequently as we update this list as new information becomes available. 

The Coalitions listed on this page are not specifically endorsed by the Missouri Attorney General's Office but are identified for informational purposes only.

Northwest Missouri

  1. Platte County Human Trafficking Task Force – The Platte County Human Trafficking Task force was initiated by the Platte County Health Department and is comprised of representatives from multiple disciplines throughout the county who are committed to bringing awareness to human trafficking to the Northwest Missouri region. For more information, contact Mary Jo Vernon. 
  2. Break Every Chain (St Joseph, Missouri) - Break Every Chain is a coalition that exists to create a bridge from awareness to action by mobilizing churches and community members to work together in the fight against Human Trafficking. The organization educates and empowers to reduce vulnerabilities in children. It also educates students to increase safety and understanding for themselves and for their peers. By reducing vulnerabilities and increasing community, family, and educational safeguards, Break Every Chain actively combats human trafficking. The primary focus is Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Please contact Christi Miller at 785-850-0342.

Greater Kansas City Area

  1. KC Street Hope - KC Street Hope is an alliance of Christian churches, community partners and volunteers that work together to end human sex trafficking. KC Street Hope's Mission: We exist to help individuals and organizations who fight sex trafficking in the areas of advocacy, prevention and restoration. Our role is to create awareness and to mobilize community resources where they are most needed, at the time they are most needed. Our ultimate goal is to help end sex trafficking, including domestic minor sex trafficking, in the greater Kansas City area.
  2. The Kansas City Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (KC CASE) has been convened for the purpose of abolishing commercial sexual exploitation in Kansas City. The realization of this goal requires collaboration from individuals and organizations across multiple sectors. Rather than primarily addressing the problem in a reactive manner, KC CASE strives to implement comprehensive strategies that include prevention, identification, rescue/recovery, restoration, and improved legal and systemic reforms. Contact: Lucy Bloom or Alison Phillips.
  3. Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CAHT) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri launched the Human Trafficking Rescue Project (HTRP) in 2006 to combat human trafficking. The victim services arm of the task force is the Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CAHT). CAHT, which meets quarterly by invitation only, consists of numerous non-government organizations which collaborate with HTRP to provide necessary services for the victims of trafficking.   

Central Missouri

  1. Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition - The Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is a volunteer organization serving Central Missouri. Seeking to identify victims of human trafficking and expose traffickers, the group connects survivors to law enforcement, lawyers and resources to help with a full-range of needs. They also provide educational programs and training to businesses, schools, churches, and civic groups.
  2. Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition - The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is a volunteer organization working collaboratively to increase awareness, identify causes, and support victims of trafficking. The group regularly hosts educational events for the region including speakers and films. 

Greater St. Louis Area

  1. National Council of Jewish Women’s Human Trafficking Committee - The committee strives to educate the public about human trafficking as well advocate in Jefferson City for laws to help combat human trafficking.
  2. Gateway Human Trafficking (GHT) - The agency educates communities and inspires positive systemic change to end human trafficking. GHT follows the “3P” paradigm of Prevention, Prosecution, and Protection that continues to serve as the fundamental framework around the world including the United States to combat human trafficking. This approach is reflected in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol) and in the United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (TVPA). Furthermore, the addition of the fourth P of “Partnership” with our community partners and agencies is the key to GHT's success and work philosophy. 
  3. St. Louis Rescue and Restore Coalition - The St. Louis Rescue and Restore Coalition, led by the International Institute of St. Louis, is a group of organizations, service providers, and community members whose mission is to IDENTIFY victims of trafficking through outreach, training, and public awareness AND to provide referral services for potential victims. The Coalition takes a human rights approach to the issue of human trafficking which ‘focuses on the situation, needs, and rights of trafficked persons; respects individual autonomy and rights; is empowering and non-judgmental; and connects the rights of the individual to prosecution of traffickers.' (Freedom Network USA) Meetings are held Quarterly. Everyone is welcome. Point of Contact Information: Whitney Howland 314-773-9090 X155.  
  4. Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) - Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) is a network of researchers, clinicians, students, service providers and community partners with a common interest in improving understandings of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable populations. The group's mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary research, education, dissemination and community partnerships related to human trafficking and other similarly vulnerable populations. For further information contact: Rumi Kato Price, PhD MPE, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine or Kathleen Thimsen, DrNP FNS, Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College.

Southwest Missouri

  1. Stand Against Trafficking (Springfield) - The primary mission of this Springfield-based organization is to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking in Missouri. Using community collaboration and educational speakers and grants, the group works to prevent trafficking as well as guide victims to resources in the community and statewide. 
  2. Southwest Missouri Human Trafficking Coalition (Joplin) - The mission of the Southwest Missouri Human Trafficking Coalition is to work together with organizations and agencies within the greater Southwest Missouri area to increase public awareness through community collaboration and education, to identify human trafficking cases, and to connect identified victims with comprehensive social and medical services. 417.673.3945, x136 or maggie.schade@cco.church

Get Help

Call the National Human Trafficking toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking. 

Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733. Message and data rates may apply.

Chat the National Human Trafficking Hotline via www.humantraffickinghotline.org/chat

 

If you or someone else are in immediate danger, please call 911. 


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