Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT)


CCOAHT consists of more than 30 national and international Catholic agencies working to eliminate human trafficking. The main purposes of the Coalition are to:

  • Formulate plans for combating trafficking and serving its victims
  • Promote development of services for trafficking victims and approaches to survivor empowerment
  • Dialogue with government officials and others engaged in public policies affecting this issue
  • Devise strategies for public education, awareness-raising and grass roots action

In addition, members of the coalition:

  • Provide safe haven for trafficked adolescents and adults in the U.S.
  • Deliver direct services to adult and child trafficking victims in the U.S. and overseas
  • Conduct prevention projects overseas, especially in Eastern Europe, India, and Latin America
  • Provide national training and technical assistance on the issue of trafficking
  • Meet with government officials, including Senators and Representatives in the U.S. Congress, and representatives from the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice

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