Our Story

The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a grassroots organization committed to changing how Idaho views and responds to human trafficking. Made up of a few dedicated community members and a network of organizations the Coalition is working hard to grow a support system to identify and help victims of trafficking.

The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition began in the summer of 2017 intending to address the growing issue of trafficking in Idaho. Since then, it has grown substantially and has taken on the goal of opening Idaho’s first safe home for trafficking victims-Solace House. Solace House Outpatient will provide professional counseling services to individuals throughout the community who have been identified as potential or current victims of trafficking.

In addition to the opening of Solace House and Solace House Outpatient, a focus of the Coalition is education and advocacy. Our program staff and volunteers provide training on trafficking to local individuals and organizations. Advocating for victim rights and new laws that protect instead of prosecuting victims is a key component of the Coalition's mission.

To learn the full story of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition and what we are doing, watch the interview below with director Jennifer Zielinski.


What is the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition

In this interview, Jennifer Zielinski the director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition gives an overview of the work of the Coalition, delves into the issue of trafficking in Idaho, and discuses the creation of Solace House, Idaho's first safe house for victims of trafficking.


Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition (Idaho ATC) Code of Ethics - 2018

  1. Decisions concerning IdahoATC activity design and content and decisions related to the support of the IdahoATC will always be made in the best interests of those the coalition is partnering with and serving.
  2. IdahoATC content will always be evidence-based and free of inappropriate influence (i.e. emotional or manipulative).
  3. IdahoATC activities will be designed to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skill, and awareness of the community in the provision of the highest quality of professionalism.
  4. IdahoATC is committed to the appropriate advancement and adoption of innovative strategies and outreach for combating trafficking to maintain credibility.
  5. IdahoATC is committed to educating the public to continue ending the silence surrounding human trafficking in Idaho. 
  6. IdahoATC activities must fall within the mission and goals of the coalition to ensure independent performance and behavior.
  7. IdahoATC staff and volunteers agree to abide by HIPPA guidelines to maintain the privacy and security of victims, survivors, and those involved in the treatment and support process. 
  8. IdahoATC staff and volunteers agree to honor commitments and keep promises, including fulfilling one’s responsibilities of trust in professional relationships. Staff and volunteers will speak respectfully about others and respect laws and authorities while working with state and federal agencies.