Learn about our commitment to designing self-funded programs and how your contribution helps accelerate our work.
— OUR MISSION —
We believe that lived experience must inform change.
We are leading the change-makers in our community and across the nation to end commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Our research is used to reduce demand, convict traffickers, and decrease barriers for marginalized populations through evidence-based services.
— AVERY BY THE NUMBERS —
— TRAINING & COURSES —
We offer introductory and intermediate training sessions that educate on the realities of sex trafficking in the United States, as well as custom and advanced sessions for those already well-versed in the basic issues of domestic trafficking.
— OUR SERVICES —
Our direct services are focused on economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. We empower survivors to break the cycle of poverty; as a result, they can eliminate financial vulnerabilities and risk factors for re-exploitation.
— CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM —
We send dozens of curated care packages to survivors in our network each month. This program builds relationships with victims and survivors by establishing trust and demonstrating consistency through a harm reduction model.
— FEATURED ARTICLE —
The Avery Center expands services for sex trafficking survivors in Northern Colorado with funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Avery Center has been awarded a federal grant in 2020 from the Department of Health and Human Services that will allow for an expansion of services and innovations in digital outreach. We will use this funding to expand sex trafficking victim services and community engagement in Northern Colorado. The grant will achieve these goals by providing trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and linguistically appropriate comprehensive care management services.
— AVERY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT —
Our Monthly Care Package Program
Every month, we send dozens of carefully-curated care packages to survivors in our network. This program is integral to building relationships with victims and survivors by establishing trust and demonstrating consistency through a harm reduction model.
We've found that individuals we send packages to are far more likely to reach out for help when they're able, than those not receiving care packages. Learn the program's history and see opportunities to support this work.
— WHO WE ARE —
We're a dynamic group of survivors, researchers, full-time staff, and volunteers, and there's never a dull moment working on our team. We value independent thought, autonomous self-starters, and anyone excited about making a difference.