Freedom for the Weekend: Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Well, it’s Friday afternoon, and that means the weekend is almost here!  W00t! Perhaps you’re reading this blog because you’re bored at work or school and you’re thinking about what you want to do this weekend. How about spending part of your weekend fighting slavery? Each week I’ll profile a different anti-trafficking nonprofit who you can connect with to help free slaves and prevent slavery around the world. So, spend a couple hours this weekend getting to know this nonprofit through their website, and then get involved!

This Week’s Profile: Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT)

The Bottom Line: FCAHT works to improve and provide outreach and services to victims of human trafficking throughout the state of Florida, developing support programs, networking, coalition building, training, service delivery and referrals to victims in need.

What They Do: They provide training and information about how to better find trafficking victims and arrest traffickers to law enforcement and other audiences across Florida and around the country. They also work with other agencies and organizations in Florida to help prevent human trafficking.

What Can I Do?: They have lots of ideas for how you can get involved with FCAHT as a coalition. You can also get involved with one of their many community partner organizations, all of whom work to end human trafficking in Florida.

Why They Rock: FCAHT has been nationally and internationally recognized for being a well-oiled machine that brings together government agencies, NGOs, law enforcement, social service providers, and other players to provide a holistic approach to combating human trafficking.

So now that you’ve got some basic information on FCAHT, visit their website this weekend and get involved.  And on Monday morning when everyone else is talking about sleeping in and watching TV over the weekend, you can say, “What did I do this weekend?  Oh, just the usual — abolition of slavery.”

Do you have a favorite nonprofit you’d like to see featured here?  If so, let me know!



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