No organization can successfully combat human trafficking on its own. Partnering with other anti-trafficking organizations who share similar missions and goals strengthens LifeWay Network’s efforts to eradicate all forms of modern slavery.
The following reflects the vast network of organizations with whom we collaborate:
Social Services & Health Providers
Operating LifeWay Network’s Safe Housing Program involves the collaboration of many experienced providers, from the agencies with whom we have Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) that refer women and provide ongoing social services and advocacy, to those who provide counseling and medical services. These partners include: Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program, Urban Justice Center, Covenant House, New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC).
Legal Services and Law Enforcement Partners
To ensure the legal rights and the safety of the women survivors, we have ongoing relationships with law enforcement personnel and agencies from the NYPD Anti Trafficking unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Home Land Security Investigation (HLSI) Victims Service Specialists, to legal advocates and the District Attorney’s Office. All these work to provide the legal support the women need, to assist them to navigate the court and legal systems.
Many coalitions have come together to combat human trafficking. LifeWay Network is a founding member of CRC-STOP* and is an active member of the following anti-trafficking organizations and coalitions:
- New York City Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN)
- New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition (NYSATC)
- Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
- NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons (STIP)
- Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force
- Coalition of Catholic Organizations to Stop Trafficking in Persons – USCCB/MRS
- U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
- Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking – A Project of Humanity United
*CRC-STOP (Coalition of Religious Congregations to Stop Trafficking of Persons) is a coalition of 38 religious congregations of women and men working together to confront human trafficking through legislative advocacy (Prosecution), direct service (Protection), and education (Prevention).