Cora’s knee bounced nervously as the phone rang in her ear. It clicked then she heard a soft, “United Against Human Trafficking, this is Briana.”
Cora hesitated—then, “Hi, I’m Cora,” she swallowed hard. “I need help.”
It didn’t take long to realize that repeated sexual assault from countless solicitors meant Cora needed a long-term plan to help her recover physically, mentally, and emotionally. She needed a Case Manager, but we don’t have one.
Briana contacted a partner with a Case Manager, but their caseload was overflowing. They lacked the resources to help Cora, too.
I know how much Cora’s suffering weighs deeply on your heart.
You want to know that victims like Cora receive care, and you want to make sure they live free. We have a solution – one you can make a reality.
I have good news and I have bad news for you.
First, The Good News:
UAHT expanded to a second location in February!
Our new office is home base of our case management for trafficking survivors. Your 2019 donation funded the growth of our survivor support groups and preliminary case-management services!
Now, the bad news:
full-time Our program isn’t fully funded.
Right now, there aren’t enough Case Managers to guide the healing of tens of thousands of trafficking victims in Houston. Too many survivors like Cora have fallen through the cracks because there aren’t enough resources to meet every need.
We’re taking responsibility to make sure that all the survivors we meet get the long-term, comprehensive care they lack.
You – our community – have called on us to fill the gap by hiring a Case Manager to work alongside survivors from the day we meet them until full recovery. But we don’t have the funds to make this happen yet, especially after COVID-19 hit.
You helped us get the building, will you help a sex trafficking survivor live free from his abuser’s control – for good?
You’re the key to case management.
We need to make sure survivors don’t fall through the cracks. A survivor who feels isolated today can have a reliable and caring guide because of you.
$50 can provide a month of transportation for survivors to attend therapy, medical appointments, and job interviews.
$100 can supply clothes for job interviews for survivors to become fully independent.
$600 can ensure a month of case management for a survivor to navigate the challenges of healing.
$1,000 can provide the Family Huddle Series for a survivor and their family to learn vital coping skills.