We serve victims of labor and sex trafficking, provide outreach & awareness to our community and participate in research projects through local universities.

We Recognize the uniqueness and complexity of each person we serve. our priority is supporting our clients and meeting them where they are.  

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Victim Advocacy

We receive referrals from local and state-wide agencies to serve victims in our county with:

  • Emergency assistance: food, clothing, shelter and personal care items
  • Ongoing advocacy: empowering survivors to navigate various systems to achieve stability and security
  • Survivor support: each survivor is paired with a community mentor who provides support and a listening ear while our Victim Advocate connects client with community resources

Contact 336.684.0179 for referrals or assistance. Please note that this is NOT a crisis hotline.

outreach

Youth

We reach vulnerable populations with high risk to being trafficking through:

  • Girls' Time: Mentoring Program for at-risk females ages 12-16
  • YouthConnect: a runaway intervention initiative in partnership with the Alamance County Sheriff's Office and DJJ
  • Interactive Youth Presentations

Contact our Youth Services Director, Bria Miller for referrals to this Program: youth@alamanceforfreedom.org or call 336.223.2448

Hotel

Through the S.O.A.P. Project, volunteers teach others about reaching victims of human trafficking by providing local hotels with soaps labeled with the National HT hotline number. *There is a fee associated with purchasing labels and soaps.

Awareness

academic institutions

We have partnered with our local schools to bring human trafficking awareness education and opportunities to learn about what successful grassroots organizing looks like! 

  • Elon University Human Services Department, Criminal Justice, Numen Lumen and Elon Center for Community Engagement and Periclean Schools of '15
  • Alamance Community College Dillingham Campus
  • 7th grade classrooms in the Alamance-Burlington School System

HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY

Our Medical Outreach Team provides technical assistance and awareness training to health care providers in Alamance County.  They meet regularly to keep updated on latest research and developments in this growing field.

To contact Medical Outreach Team (MOT) Coordinator: medical@alamanceforfreedom.org. 

staff training and protocol development

This has been one of the key features of AFF. We have trained hundred of professionals in service agencies to recognize and respond to incidents of human trafficking. We also assist service agencies and organizations in adding human trafficking awareness to existing screening and intake process.

awareness presentations

You can request a speaker for your organization on the following topics:

  • Human Trafficking in North Carolina
  • Learning to See: Recognizing and Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Developing a Trauma-Informed Victim-Centered Protocol 
  • Good Neighbors: Outreach into our Immigrant Communities 
  • HT Awareness for the Health Care Providers

To request a speaker or awareness training please email courtney@alamanceforfreedom.org

research

When we founded AFF we partnered with researchers with the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work to gauge the preparedness of county agencies to recognize and respond to human trafficking. Preliminary findings will be shared summer of 2017.

 

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Courage is found in unlikely places.
— J R R Tolkein