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PATH Coalition of Kentucky

WE ARE PEOPLE AGAINST TRAFFICKING HUMANS COALITION OF KENTUCKY!

Mission: To foster awareness of the realities of human trafficking and cultivate collaborative efforts with agencies and individuals who provide healing and hope to those affected by human trafficking.

Vision: A community united in its resolve to end human trafficking.

People Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) Coalition of Kentucky is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization actively working to combat human trafficking occurring in Kentucky and across the world. PATH’s mission involves five goals:

(1) Develop a strong and diverse board of directors, organizing a leadership development process that sustains PATH’s capacity to govern and lead its mission.
(2) Cultivate the engagement and support required to grow fund development and organizational capacity.
(3) Advance PATH’s mission to build awareness and collaboration through regularly planned communication and marketing messages.
(4) Foster collaboration among service providers and offer professional development opportunities with and for them.
(5) Educate, in collaboration with other providers, for the prevention and support of human trafficking victims.

Awareness

Education and Awareness

Led by a Board of Directors, PATH works with academic, community, and faith-based organizations in an effort to raise awareness and meet the needs of the survivor. PATH offers education sessions on Human Trafficking 101, Digital Safety for Youth and Young Adults, and other topics related to understanding the impacts of human trafficking in modern day society. We can also create specific education focuses that fit the needs of your organization. Raime YouthBuild

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PATH Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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Service Needs for Victims of Human Trafficking

The necessary social service needs of trafficked youth and young adults are complex and multifaceted. Researchers and advocates agree that the design and implementation of these services should give attention to making sure they are victim-centered, evidenced based, gender responsive, culturally relevant, comprehensive, and trauma-informed. A successful response to meet the needs of human trafficking victims requires community collaboration (NSVRC, 2012). These services should include:

Services
Housing

Trafficking survivors are in need of long-term and short- term housing, emergency shelter, transitional housing support programs, and independent living skills.

Services
Basic Needs

Access to health and dental care, mental health counseling, psychiatric care, interpretation, language services, employment and job training.

Services
Advocacy Services

Legal advocacy and expungement services, parenting support and child care, social support, community support, education options, and financial aid.

Services
Support & Treatment

Mental health counseling, case management, psychiatric care, substance abuse treatment, advocacy services, community support, and social support.

Human Trafficking Collaboration Needs

A Global Issue

| Louisville, KY

A Global Issue

There is no single profile of a trafficking victim or survivor. Regardless of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, education level, or citizenship status, anyone can be a victim of human trafficking.
The Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Office for Victims of Crime manages the largest amount of funding across the federal government dedicated to providing services to victims of human trafficking.

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Scope of the Problem In the United States

| Louisville, KY

Scope of the Problem In the United States

Human trafficking is a global blight, with approximately 25 million people subjected to forced labor or forced sexual exploitation globally in 2016. Most trafficking avoids detection altogether, with one study finding that fewer than half of all suspected traffickers in the United States had been arrested.

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Scope of the Problem in Kentucky

| Louisville, KY

Scope of the Problem in Kentucky

Reliable data to evaluate the extent of sex and labor trafficking of adults and minors in Kentucky are limited. The limited data available suggest that a large majority of identified victims of sex trafficking in Kentucky are young people. The Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services released their fourth report on child victims of human trafficking on November 1st, 2016 in accordance to Kentucky statue requirements.

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Risk Factors for Youth and Young Adults

| Louisville, KY

Risk Factors for Youth and Young Adults

Commonalities in published research findings reveal that risk factors that increase a youth’s chances of becoming a victim of sex or labor trafficking include: experiencing homelessness, runaway or throwaway status, involvement in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, limited education, history of previous sexual, psychological, or physical abuse, lack of income and/or paid work opportunities, substance abuse, history of substance abuse and domestic violence in their family of origin, and mental health challenges or learning disabilities.

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Service Needs for Victims of Human Trafficking

| Louisville, KY

Service Needs for Victims of Human Trafficking

The treatment needs for trafficked youth and young adults is extensive. When a victim manages to escape their trafficker and exit their trafficking situation, researchers agree they will require a wide range of social services and support. A comprehensive array of services, including shelter and safe housing are essential.

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Where to Report Human Trafficking

| Louisville, KY

Where to Report Human Trafficking

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF, and STUDENT INTERNS

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Regina V Carrico

Regina V Carrico

President / Chair

Dianna Anderson

Dianna Anderson

Vice President

Sr Charlene Moser, OP

Sr Charlene Moser, OP

Treasurer

Brianna Roberts

Brianna Roberts

Secretary

Theresa C. Hayden, PhD, MSSW

Theresa C. Hayden, PhD, MSSW

Immediate Past Board Chair

Kaye Castlen

Kaye Castlen

Member

Kristie Adams

Kristie Adams

Member

Mariela Ramirez

Mariela Ramirez

Member

Roxana Holland

Roxana Holland

Member

Jamieca Jones

Jamieca Jones

Member

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Your Photo Belongs Here

Member

Sr Jacqueline Aceto, SCN

Sr Jacqueline Aceto, SCN

Member

Patricia Bautista-Cervera

Patricia Bautista-Cervera

Member

Sr Julie Driscoll, SCN

Sr Julie Driscoll, SCN

Contributor

Ramie Martin-Galijatovic, MSSW, CSW

Ramie Martin-Galijatovic, MSSW, CSW

Education Coordinator

Kim Becker

Kim Becker

Emerald Planning

Kayla R. Thomas

Kayla R. Thomas

Community Presenter

Supporters of PATH:
Friends, Donors, & Funders

Many thanks to our donors, sponsors, contributors, and volunteers; without which none of this important work would be possible. Consider making a monetary donation or volunteer to support our mission. Take action and join us.

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Volunteers
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Individual Donations (in $ USD)
44000+
Grant Money (in $ USD)
8+
Partner Organizations

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JOIN PATH IN OUR MISSION

You can make a difference. Spread knowledge in your community. Support survivors. We can help. Join us in our efforts to combat modern day slavery in Kentucky.

If you suspect someone is being trafficked, please call the Human Trafficking Hotline at

1-888-373-7888

History of PATH

On April 30, 2013, a few Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) began public prayer service gathered at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, KY for a prayer service for victims of human trafficking because of the SCN Corporate Stance against Human Trafficking. In January 2014, a survivor of human trafficking shared an op-ed in the Courier Journal entitled, “Kentucky can do more to help trafficking victims recover.” Some members of the current group met the survivor on March 21, 2014, in Bardstown, Kentucky, where Holly Austin Smith shared her story of being forced into a sex trafficking ring at age of 14. On April 29, 2014, some of the current members gathered again for a prayer service for victims of human trafficking at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, KY.

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Send us a non-emergency message.

Messages are received by email and can be responded to by phone or email, whichever you provide. This is a non-emergency message submission. If you are in an emergency situation and need help call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 (888) 373-7888 OR send Text message to “BeFree” (233733)

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