Coalition

Houston Rescue & Restore Coalition

UAHT is the founder and leader of the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. Made up of over 50 members from around the Houston area, we are uniting the local anti-trafficking movement. We envision a collective end to human trafficking in Greater Houston.

 

Why?

After facing trauma and exploitation, survivors deserve the best care our city has to offer. By uniting a diverse group of social service agencies, faith communities, business and other organizations, the HRRC is creating a systemic solution of care and community resources for our great city.

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Participating Organizations in 2018.

Coalition

UAHT serves as the lead agency of the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. Made up of over 50 members from around the Houston area, we are uniting the local anti-trafficking movement. We envision a collective end to human trafficking in Greater Houston.

Why? 

After facing trauma and exploitation, survivors deserve the best care our city has to offer. By uniting a diverse group of social service agencies, faith communities, business and other organizations, the HRRC is creating a systemic solution of care and community resources for our great city.

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Participating organizations in 2018.

“…the benefits of trusted partners in this work cannot be overstated. Additionally, the objectives and goals of the Coalition are aimed at improving our ability to serve our community, so the effort of committee work results in the strengthening of my agencies’ efforts.”

– A Coalition Partner

Together, we strategize the fight against human trafficking in Houston.

With each action we take, we seek input from our Survivor Expert Advisory Committee to ensure best practices. We unite with our coalition partners to educate the community, identify and serve victims and survivors, and advocate for improved survivor-centered legislation.

Our Goals

Unite.

Be a unified voice in the improvement of standards of care for professionals working with trafficked persons, to ensure that they are given the best resources in Texas.

Identify.

Identify gaps in public perceptions and education of human trafficking, so that the community can effectively identify, respond, and serve trafficked persons.

Advocate.

Advocate with survivor-informed strategies to protect and empower all survivors of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Uniting the community means involving everyone in the fight to end human trafficking. Each January, UAHT, in partnership with the HRRC, hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Month (HTAM). The City of Houston officially proclaims the month of January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and then agencies all over Houston coordinate awareness events, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy days to sound the alarm across the greater Houston area. By showing a united and collaborative front, we inspire hope in the community that change is possible. Through a multitude of events, we increase engagement and involve everyone in the fight to end human trafficking.

Coalition Members

A 2nd Cup
Agape Children’s Emergency Shelter
Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministries
Amistad Houston
Arrow
AVDA
Bay Area Turning Point (BATP)
Baylor College of Medicine, Menniger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BCFS
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston
Chapelwood United Methodist Church
Children at Risk
Chinese Community Center
Coalition to Combat Human Tracking
Community Member
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Council on Recovery
Doctors for Change
Dominican Sisters of Houston
Elevate 61 International
Elijah Rising
Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center
FAUSA
Fe y Justicia Worker Center
FREE International
Freedom Church Alliance
Freedom Restore
Gods Lovely Butterflies Maternity Home
Hands of Justice
Houston Area Women’s Center
Jesus Said Love
Love146
Mission at Serenity Ranch
National Council of Jewish Women
Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Redeemed Ministries
Refugee Services of Texas
Rescue Houston
Rescue Us, Inc.
Rotary International District 5890
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Tahirih Justice Center
Texas Center for the Missing
Texas Children’s Hospital
The Alliance
The Good Yoga Project
The Landing
Thrive Trauma-Informed Yoga
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Unbound Houston
United Against Human Tracking
United For Human Dignity
University of Houston – Downtown
University of Texas at Austin, Institute on
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Upbring
Zonta Club Houston

Join the Coalition

Are you passionate about ending human trafficking? Dedicated to working collaboratively and uniting the movement in Houston and beyond? Then we welcome your participation in the coalition. Click below for more information.