Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT)

The Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) consists of national and international Catholic agencies working to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking. The main purposes of the Coalition are to:

  • Formulate plans for combating trafficking and serving its victims
  • Promote development of services for trafficking victims and approaches to survivor empowerment
  • Dialogue with government officials and others engaged in public policies affecting this issue
  • Devise strategies for public education, awareness-raising and grass roots action

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Stop Human Trafficking and Exploitation. Protect, Help, Empower, and Restore Dignity (SHEPHERD) educates lay and religious leaders about human trafficking from a Catholic perspective, equipping them with needed knowledge and skills to combat forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation at the local level. If you are from a parish, diocese, school, or community group and want to respond to the Church’s call for heightened commitment against modern-day slavery, then SHEPHERD is for you.

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Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.

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The IPATH Taskforce is comprised of law enforcement, advocacy groips, service providers, worker organizers, and community leaders to facilitate a corrodnated, multi-disciplinary state response to more effectively address human trafficking throughout Indiana.   We believe this can only be successfully accomplished through a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive approach.

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Founded in 2002, Polaris is named for the North Star, which people held in slavery in the United States used as a guide to navigate their way to freedom.  Today we are filling in the roadmap for that journey and lighting the path ahead. 

  • Serving victims and survivors through the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
  • Building a dataset that illuminates how human trafficking really works, in real time.
  • Turning knowledge into targeted systems-level strategies to disrupt and prevent human trafficking.


The SOAP (Save our Adolescents from Prostitution) Project brings abolitionists together to fight sex trafficking at large events and within our communities.   A bar of soap can become a ray of hope. The SOAP Project was founded by author, advocate and survivor, Theresa Flores.

ITVAP - Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program

The Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program works to identify and provide comprehensive services to victims (24 and under) of trafficking or sexual exploitation.   Within each of the twelve regions, victims services networks will be identified or established to appropriately respond to trafficked victims and/or make appropriate referrals to services, benefits and program for which they are eligible.

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