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— 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.

RESEARCH

We believe that the best organizations make data-driven decisions, centering the voices of lived experience experts each step of the way. That’s why we base our reports and recommendations in our own lived experiences and survivor-led research.

SERVICES

Whether it's a single step, a mile, or a lifetime, it's our privilege to walk alongside survivors in their individual journeys. We offer trauma-informed services and survivor-centered programs for those currently and formerly experiencing commercial sexual exploitation.

— AVERY BY THE NUMBERS —

COMPLETED
TRAINING SESSIONS

— 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.

WALKING ALONGSIDE
INDIVIDUAL JOURNEYS

— 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.

DELIVERED MORE THAN
CARE PACKAGES

— 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 trafficked individuals and increases the rate that survivors reach out to us for support.

Free Our Girls

Looking for Free Our Girls?

After strategically planning how we make the biggest impact for individuals, our community, and the culture, Free Our Girls is now The Avery Center. Same staff, same passion, same services—new name.

— FEATURED ARTICLE —

Coronavirus and the labour market: What this means for business

With large fluctuations in the labour market predicted, you’re right to expect changes in the way individuals are at risk of labour exploitation.

We know that periods of crisis and uncertainty have a tangible impact on levels of exploitation and human trafficking – and Covid 19 will be no different. Here’s what you need to know.

Continue reading at stopthetraffik.org »

— 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 trafficked individuals. 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. Continue reading to 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.