(Soroptimist Together Against Trafficking)
Started in 2011, Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking (STAT!) is a collaborative group of Soroptimist clubs in San Diego County. The mission of STAT! is to address the needs of local victims and educate parents, teens, and the public about the risk of human trafficking, pimping and sexual slavery. All Soroptimist clubs in San Diego County are welcome to participate.
A few accomplishments to date:
Hosts STAT! Salutes Our Mission Heroes each March to recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations taking a stand against modern-day slavery.
Presents films and documentaries to raise public awareness of human trafficking in San Diego County.
Fund small grants to victim services providers.
Together with The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition posts information about human trafficking on San Diego trolley blue line to the border.
Collected signatures and walked to support Proposition 35 which increased punishments and fines for human traffic offenders.
Redesigned San Diego Police Interview room to provide a warm and safe environment for victims to recover and share their experiences with police in pursuit of exploiters.
Participates in the SIA Live Your Dream annual program by awarding a grant to a survivor enrolled in college or vocational training.
STAT! meets monthly on the second Wednesday to plan public awareness events, update members on current community activity, determine financial awards and recognition, and discuss assistance to local nonprofits dealing with human trafficking.
Learn more about STAT! in San Diego at email@example.com
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