Coalition

UAHT Coalitions

Made up of over 50 members, we are uniting the local anti-trafficking movement. We envision a collective end to human trafficking in Greater Houston and Lake Charles.

Why?

After facing trauma and exploitation, survivors deserve the best care that can be offered. By uniting a diverse group of social service agencies, faith communities, business and other organizations, UAHT Coalitions are creating a systemic solution of care and community resources.

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Participating Organizations in 2021.

The Pathway

Connecting trafficked persons to service providers through one central system, we are committed to paving a pathway to coordinated care where inter-agency collaboration is celebrated. The Pathway is an online, interactive database for survivors and Case Managers to access resources in one central location. 

Why?

Many of our partners specialize on one issue – homelessness, substance use, therapy, legal aid. Each holds necessary and life-saving programs in our city. But trafficking survivors need care from all the specialists. Too many times, we’ve seen trafficking survivors slip through the cracks of systems meant to empower them. It’s time to go beyond providing individual services and unify our efforts to ensure no trafficking survivor gets left behind. 

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Participating Organizations in 2021.

“…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.

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 Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Common Thread Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Children at Risk Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Dominican Sisters of Houston Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Freedom Restore Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition
Juvenile and Children's Advocacy Project Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Redeemed Ministries Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Sisters of Charity Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Texas Center for the Missing
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Ambassadors for Christ Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Members
AVDA Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
City of Houston Anti-Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Mayor's Office
Elevate 61 Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Hope Rising
Love146 Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Refuge for Women Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
St. Luke's United Methodist Church Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Texas Children's Hospital Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Unbound Houston Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Alive Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Bay Area Turning Point Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Covenant House Texas Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Fe y Justicia Worker Center Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Houston Area Women's Center Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
MasterWord Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Refugee Services of Texas Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Street Grace Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
The Landing Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
United Against human Trafficking Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Arrow Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Break the Chains
Creativity Shell Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Freedom Church Alliance Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Houston Legal Aid Center
Attorney General Texas
Rescue Us Inc.
Texas Advocacy Project
The Montrose Center
University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
The Ark Bakery and Cafe
Change Happens Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition
Crime Stoppers Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition member
Freedom Restore Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member
Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance
Project Protect Our Children Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition member
San Jose Clinic
TABC
Twelve 11 Partners
The University of Houston Clear Lake Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Member

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.