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 a wide range of trauma-informed services and survivor led programs for those currently and formerly experiencing commercial sexual exploitation. If you would like to participate in programs or services we offer, please contact us here.

The Avery Center seeks to stand in the direct service gap for survivors in most communities across the US. Our direct services are focused on economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, and breaking the cycle of poverty as a means to eliminate numerous vulnerabilities and risk factors for re-trafficking and re-exploitation.

Interested in supporting a service you see here? We have opportunities for donated time, goods, and funds, as well as volunteer opportunities for all of our programs. Visit our Donate page, or use the Learn More buttons below to learn about specific needs.

JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

Based in Greeley, Colorado, this program provides immediate employment for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, while teaching entrepreneurship by involving program participants in all areas of program operations. Designed with the utmost flexibility, the program can meet each participant where they are, and works to address and process triggers common for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation when they re-enter the workforce at-large.

SPARROW'S LANDING BOUTIQUE

1513 11th Ave | Greeley, Colorado

Sparrow's Landing Boutique is open once monthly on Friday and Saturday, selling new and gently used apparel, beautiful home décor, housewares, crafts and more. Come in and say hello!

Proceeds support the living wages of survivors employed by The Avery Center. Sparrow's Landing also operates several ecommerce storefronts online and partners closely with our Job Training Program.

— SUPPORT GROUPS —

Meet with other survivors who have walked the path you're on and want to join you in your journey. Our support groups are survivor-led and co-facilitated by mental health professionals.

SURVIVOR'S GUIDE TO MONEY
— WORKBOOK —

Money is often used as a weapon against trafficked individuals, keeping them dependent or in living in fear of poverty. This workbook teaches survivors how to use money as a tool for their success outside of The Game.

— ADDITIONAL RESOURCES —

Find meaningful connections at our 11th Avenue location in Greeley, CO. Join us for survivor-led activities ranging from self-care to career-building skills, or stay in touch with us online.

CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM

In 2016, we began curating and sending Outreach Care Packages to trafficked individuals in our network. Care packages include locally-crafted and fair trade certified health and beauty products, snacks, and sweet sundries to brighten the recipient's day. We also include a hand-written affirmation card and a brochure for our services in each package.

Over time, we've found that the individuals we have had the opportunity to build relationships with through this program are more likely to reach out for help than those who did not receive packages, making this one of our most effective—and critical—opoprtunities for establishing connections.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS PRESENTATIONS

Is your organization or community group seeking to gain an initial understanding of the issue of human trafficking and its prevalence and impact in our community?

Our Community Awareness Presentations are led by lived-experience experts and offer the perfect opportunity for increased awareness, Q&A, and an overview of the opportunities available to you to make a real impact in your community.