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Advocacy, Awareness, Rehabilitation, and Services for Survivors

About Us

Who we are.......

This Task Force was formed at the Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium sponsored by the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area and Youth With a Mission in September 2008. Over 300 interested persons attended to learn more about trafficking and to see what might be done in our community

What we are.......

Our Vision is to End Human Trafficking; thereby reducing suffering and making our community safer.

Our Mission is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors.

What we do.......

After September 2008 we built our membership base, defined who we are and what our mission is. We selected awareness from our mission statement as our first emphasis and developed 15 minute and 30 minute presentations to present to organizations throughout Southern Colorado. We met with law enforcement advocacy groups, and spoke with many organizations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, including a human trafficking overview to an International Woman's Day Celebration at UCCS.

The Zonta club conducted Community Needs Assessments in Colorado Springs for Polaris Project largely in 2008, with additional assessments by the Task Force in 2009. These were followed by a collaboration of the Task Force with the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area and Youth With a Mission for a second Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium in October 2009 which brought national, state, and local speakers to our area. From their inspired messages we selected Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and a Service Provider Network as our major areas of emphasis for 2010. Our third Symposium in September 2010 allowed us to emphasis a personal story of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, and the hope for change. Our 4th Symposium was on October 22, 2011, and examined Supply & Demand.

What you can do.......

This Task Force is open to all interested individuals and organizations. Should you be interested in participating with us to stop Modern Day Slavery in our area, please feel free to attend our Task Force meetings. Please let us know if you are interested in attending

2nd Tuesday of each month
First United Methodist Church
410 N. Nevada, Room #233, Boulder St. Entrance
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting schedules and future developments are on our web site: ht-colorado.org


Roger Patrizio, Chairman
Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado
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Last revision date: January 1, 2016