Progress! From the passage of FOSTA-SESTA and the shuttering of Backpage.com, to the overwhelming success of our luncheon, we are making progress towards our mission - ending child sex trafficking in Washington state. We were overwhelmed and inspired by your participation and support at our Annual Not on our Watch Luncheon. The room was filled with nearly one thousand of our closest supporters, and together, we raised $1.1M to fuel our coalition's work to end this scourge in our community.
Because of your generosity, our coalition can continue to provide services for survivors, educate businesses and students, and leverage technology to curb demand. In addition, we can launch new initiatives that are so critical to achieving our mission, such as:
- Healthcare Training - Training that will enable healthcare workers to identify sex trafficked youth and provide the care and services they need.
- Child Sex Trafficking Prevention Education Through Social Media - Educating youth about sex trafficking though social media, enabling them to make good decisions and educate their peers.
- Fresh Start and Choice for Survivors - Enabling job readiness, training and placement programs, financial literacy, and trauma-informed therapy and counseling, and legal support for survivors so they have choices as they strive to regain their lives and their futures.
- Survivor Impact Group - Sponsoring survivors of sex trafficking to advocate on behalf of survivors for systemic reforms critical to rebuilding their lives.
We're making progress, but there's still more to do. Thank you for your ongoing engagement and support. We cannot do this without you!
Please join us for our next community gathering,
Yoga for A Cause
on May 9th, GiveBIG day. We look forward to seeing you there.
With appreciation and gratitude,