HAAT! The Houston Area Against Trafficking

    Team of survivor/overcomer leaders and non profit leaders working with community leaders to execute a citywide strategy to fill gaps and strengthen services to combat sex trafficking in our city!

    Get involved, partner with, or give money to the organizations below who fight for the sexually exploited in Houston.

    CLICK ON LOGO to go to organization website.

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    1st Priority

    Search and Recovery

    1st Priority Search and Recovery is bringing families back together by partnering with law enforcement and citizens to find the missing.

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    2nd Cup

    Awareness and New Life

    A 2nd Cup was established in 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking issues in Houston—and to develop resources that help create a second chance for survivors..

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    Agape Childrens Services


    Agape Children’s Services is committed to creating change and building the voices of young girls. We envision a community in which every young girl is empowered to make informed decisions, establish healthy relationships and be self-sufficient. We do this by, nurturing her goals, aspirations, and ambitions. We encourage her to flourish into her full potential.

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    Arrow Ministries

    Long Term Aftercare - Minor Girls

    Arrow Ministries is a Christ-centered care child placement agency that focuses on foster care along with new services and programs that have continued to develop and expand as they fulfill their mission of helping kids and strengthening families.


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    Baylor College of Medicine

    Mental, Physical, Medical Care

    Baylor College of Medicine Anti-Human Trafficking Program was created in 2016 to respond to the urgent needs of Houston-area victims and survivors of human trafficking. The program is focused on facilitating trauma-informed and collaborative identification, care coordination, and study of patients who are current or prior victims of labor and sex trafficking. Through this program, we have established a system that works toward integrating hospital psychiatric services with other healthcare disciplines to better address the bio-psycho-social needs of human trafficking victims.

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    The Center for Success and Independence

    Long Term Aftercare - Minors

    The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI) is an adolescent residential and intensive outpatient treatment center providing evidence-based therapy for teens with substance abuse and mental health issues.

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    Boundless Mercy

    Prayer, Awareness and Intervention

    Weekly anti trafficking prayer meeting, awareness sessions and outreach effort, known as the "Cookie Ladies:. Currently developing a program to employ and teach survivors baking and culinary arts. When in operation The Ark Bakery Café will raise awareness and contribute to anti trafficking ministries.

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    Children at Risk

    Awareness, Education and Legislation

    CHILDREN AT RISK serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy. Through its research and advocacy programs, CHILDREN AT RISK is a well-known leader in understanding the health, safety and economic indicators impacting children, and educating public policy makers about their importance in improving the lives of children.

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    Common Thread


    The Common Thread advocacy team is comprised of social workers and survivors who are based throughout Texas. The program is evidence-based and survivor-informed, operating with the understanding that long-term, dependable, and positive adult relationships are the key to recovery.

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    Crime Stoppers

    Awareness, Education and Tip Hotline for Recovery

    Crime Stoppers of Houston works diligently to empower, educate and engage the community in the important conversations about crime, public safety and the protection of society’s most vulnerable citizens.

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    Demand Disruptions

    Demand Reduction

    Demand Disruption is a buyer-informed, anti-sex trafficking non-profit organization that reduces the demand for sex trafficking through community engagement programs. Unlike other demand-focused organizations, Demand Disruption’s unique approach champions a restorative approach with a focus on eliminating buyer motivation and reducing access to the exploited.

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    Elevate 61

    Food Program. Shelter Program. Mentorship Program​.

    The purpose of Elevate 61 International is to restore and activate male survivors of human trafficking to positively impact society.


    We provide shelter where male survivors of human trafficking can encounter a comprehensive rehabilitation experience. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals are connected and empowered to provide assistance both individually and within group settings.

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    Prayer, awareness, intervention, and aftercare.

    Elijah Rising is ending sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by equipping a new generation of justice warriors to confront the epidemic through prayer, awareness, intervention and aftercare.

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    Freedom Church Alliance

    Awareness and Education

    Uniting churches to end human trafficking. We fight human trafficking through Jesus Christ by uniting and mobilizing churches to work alongside trusted anti-trafficking organizations.

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    Home of Hope


    A long-term restorative program of care, counseling, medical treatment, therapy, and education for domestic minor girls.

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    Houston Area Women's Center

    Awareness, Education and Long Term Aftercare

    The Houston Area Women’s Center works to end domestic and sexual violence and supports all in building safe and healthy lives through advocacy, counseling, education, shelter and support services.

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    Heels to Halos

    Housing Program

    The Halo House is a free 12-24 month faith based housing program for women eighteen and above who are ready to exit the adult industry. Through daily programming, counseling, and support, she will go through different phases in the home working through healing, goal setting, understanding stewardship, healthy support systems and planning for her future all while working a normal job and saving money.

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    Nissi's Network

    Awareness, Advocacy and Case Management

    Nissi’s Network, Inc. is a network of survivor’s and professionals who work together for youth reform and to create crime reduction solutions to end adultification and human trafficking amongst our youth by teaching them how to become prevention experts. Our vision is protecting our youth and demanding change. Our mission is to provide holistic support and undisputed marketplace leadership for the children of pimps, prostitutes, victims of human trafficking or students who have been impacted by the juvenile justice system through recently released or incarcerated family members or the student themselves, so that they can have an opportunity to lead healthy and successful lives. Our organization assist youth with transition plans that build on their strengths while supporting their needs. We provide the best quality life skills and the highest level of service to youth as an innovative and responsible manufacturer and distributor of state funded and local resources. We use our knowledge and understanding of youth needs to provide customized unequalled evidenced informed strategies and action plans to prevent youth from the juvenile justice system, while giving at-risk youth the advantage, they need in this competitive environment.

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    Redeemed Ministries

    Awareness and Long Term Aftercare for Adults

    Provides a home for human trafficking victims. Because of the dark trauma these women have faced, specialized, long-term care is required. Homes specific to trafficking victims are few and far between across the country. Redeemed operates a restoration house that is available to adult women rescued in the United States.

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    Rescue America

    24/7 hotline providing hope, freedom, and a new life.

    Rescue Houston focuses its efforts on distributing and responding to its 24/7 rescue hotline, and the critical assessment and stabilization period following a victim's decision to exit. It is Rescue Houston's goal to ensure that all victims know the local hotline number by heart and know that whey they call, they can count on RH to pick them up and help them begin again on a path of healing and restoration.

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    The Refuge

    Long Term Aftercare for Domestic Minors

    To provide trauma-informed, long-term restoration shelter and services for girls, minors through age 19, who have been exploited through sex trafficking.

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    The Refuge for Women

     Long Term Aftercare for Women

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    Rescue Us


    At Rescue Us Mission, our mission is to support and empower survivors of human trafficking on their path to healing and independence. Recently, we had the opportunity to witness a truly heartwarming transformation as we secured an apartment for a survivor and enlisted the support of generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers to furnish it. In this blog post, we want to share the inspiring story of how this survivor’s life changed with the help of furniture donation by ReNew H Town, Kelvin Okunonke’s car donation, the selfless efforts of the volunteers from Christ Church Methodist, led by Sharie Tubbs Nutter and the selfless commitment of our chairman leading the transition from our housing to private living by Min. Freddie Foster.


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    Street Grace

    Demand Reduction, Policy Initiatives, Pursuit, Faith Outreach, Street Teams, &Training

    Street Grace is a faith-based organization that utilizes evidence based demand reduction strategies to eradicate the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

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    Santa Maria Hostel

    Case Management and Long Term Restoration

    Santa Maria has been serving the women and children of Houston and surrounding areas since the mid 1950s. By offering vital services and life changing support, the organization offers a pathway to success through recovery. Santa Maria will continue to evolve to meet the needs of those we serve by expanding and refining our continuum of care, delivering services with the highest level of professionalism and compassion. Moving forward, Santa Maria will continue to expand services for the entire family unit, ensuring each family member and the family as a whole is supported and empowered with a strong foundation for success.

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    St. Lukes Health - Path Collaborative

    Healthcare Collaboration, Resources and Case Coordination

    The PATH Collaborative aims to increase the healthcare industry’s capacity to identify and treat
    victims of human trafficking by educating providers on evidence-based, trauma-informed, patient-centered practices for identifying and appropriately responding to patients with trafficking indicators. These collaborative efforts are designed to enhance and expand the delivery of integrated primary and behavioral healthcare for all victims of human trafficking. Case coordination and communication across health systems will connect trafficked patients to community resources that are aligned with patients’ individualized goals for recovery, including legal aid, housing, transportation, and other essential resources.

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    Texas Counter Trafficking Initiative (TXCTI)

    Rescue and Recovery

    Texas Counter-Trafficking Initiative (TxCTI) Performs Investigations to Assist Families and Law Enforcement Agencies in the Location & Recovery of Juvenile Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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    Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners

    Forensic Nursing

    A forensic nurse specializes in trauma care for victims of violence and is certified in the evidence collection and storage protocols of the medical forensic exam. Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners™ (TXFNE™) gathers the region’s most qualified trauma nurses and is pioneering services to make the forensic exam accessible to victims in their geographic area. The demand for the forensic exam is at it’s peak with the population of patients to include sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, child maltreatment, and elder abuse victims. TXFNE™ partners with hospitals and clinics by providing qualified forensic nurses on-demand.

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    The Landing

    Outreach and Drop In Center

    The Landing is a daytime drop-in center where survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation can experience an atmosphere of acceptance and be introduced to social support. Located on a nationally known hotspot for sex trafficking and prostitution in Houston, The Landing team assists survivors by meeting basic needs and sharing resources.

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    Truckers Against Trafficking

    Awareness and Advocacy

    Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking.

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    Awareness and Advocacy

    Our mission is to empower underserved populations and foster personal development for those overcoming human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; we aid in the transition from surviving to thriving by providing sustainable resources, a community of support, and ongoing community education and awareness through the arts..

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    Prevention, Training and Advocacy

    Educate and empower youth, spread awareness through citywide outreaches and provide human-trafficking presentations to groups and organizations within local communities. Provides professional training to lawyers, medical professionals, educators, social service providers and more to equip all professional to use their skills to identify and serve victims of human trafficking. Advocates for survivors by providing for immediate needs, offering support to caregivers, volunteering services and connecting with aftercare programs to help each survivor through his or her unique restoration process.

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    YMCA International

    Awareness, Advocacy and Case Management

    The Trafficked Persons Assistance Program works to identify and assist foreign and domestic victims of human trafficking. We seek to improve the quality of life for victims of human trafficking through culturally competent case management services. In addition to providing direct client services, the program raises awareness in the community through education and outreach.

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    Hands Of Justice

    Awareness, Advocacy and Case Management

     Our mission is to provide economic empowerment for survivors through awareness, outreach, survivor scholarships, survivor led support groups, trauma therapy, and basic every day needs.