The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a grassroots organization, founded by Fred and Jill Cornforth, 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.
In this interview, Jennifer Zielinski, Executive Director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, gives an overview of the work of the Coalition, and is awarded Outstanding Nonprofit in SW Idaho by The Idaho Nonprofit Center during the Idaho Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony.
Idaho Parents Unlimited's Art Education program, in partnership with the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, expanded to Juvenile Detention Centers in Idaho.
"Recognizing such a vulnerable population and such individuals that have just not been appropriately served in Idaho, recognizing that on a national level and to potentially receive funding funneling into the state would be so helpful," said Executive Director of Idaho's Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Jennifer Zielinski.
Over 1000 reply to attend a Human Trafficking 101 Training hosted by Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition at the Vineyard Boise Church.
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Community awareness of sex trafficking in Idaho coming.to The Village in Meridian on Black Friday.2018.
In the past two years, the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition has expedited its efforts to fulfill its mission. This year these efforts will include evaluating what is working and what isn't, strengthening statewide partnerships, expanding awareness and education, and ensuring that individuals have the right to housing, services, and supports, removing the process of criminalizing victims.
Idaho is about 20 years behind the times when it comes to combating Human Trafficking. Law Enforcement and Judicial Systems are still criminalizing victims and we as a community have not fully recognized the severity of human trafficking in our own backyard.
Without community involvement, partnerships, and full transparency the Coalition wouldn't be able to successfully do this work, while honoring individuals who have the most important voice in this critical effort!
For information on the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition contact:
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Office Phone: (208) 630-6601 Address: 868 E. Riverside Dr., Ste 170, Eagle, ID 83616
National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
The Idaho ATC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible
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