Ms. Kate Trudell, Executive Director
PO Box 20937
Knoxville, TN 37940
Promoting Financial Stability for Survivors of Human Trafficking
The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT) works to promote financial stability for survivors of human trafficking in Knoxville and East Tennessee by providing them with specialized, comprehensive support services, including access to safe shelter; specific assistance to survivors such as food, clothing, transportation, and rent/utility assistance; and employment assistance through help with job applications, resume building, job readiness prep, and more. The CCAHT has already received more than 180 referrals for survivors in need of help in 2020, with that number having doubled year over year since 2015, and all the clients we serve are low-income or below poverty level; are homeless, displaced, and at risk; and have urgent, immediate needs. Funding from United Way of Greater Knoxville would help ensure that despite this year-over-year increase in demand for trauma-informed services and supports, the CCAHT will not have to turn away any survivor or their family in our community who needs safety, stability, and assistance toward a future of self-sufficiency and healing free of abuse and exploitation.
United Way and CCAHT, powering Grow Free Tennessee are in our community to raise awareness, fight human trafficking, and bring aid to those who have experienced it.