Whether it's a single step, a mile, or a lifetime, it's our priviledge 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.
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.
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.