CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN
Shelbi Ball, Grants and Partnerships Specialist for AncoraTN, formerly End Trafficking Tennessee, will be our speaker at the Campaign for Children Event at Riverside United Methodist Church, 313 6TH Ave. in Columbia on Sunday, April 23 at 3pm.
AncoraTN (End Slavery Tennessee) was founded and named to sound the alarm that human trafficking exists and is happening in our very own backyard. In the past decade, they’ve grown from raising awareness to providing survivors a place of healing and restoration. Although anyone can be impacted by human trafficking, people of color, immigrants, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are disproportionally exploited. People affected by economic disparity, mental illness, housing insecurity, systemic oppression, along with runaway youth and children in foster care, often fall victim to human trafficking.
AncoraTN manages all human trafficking referrals in the Middle Tennessee region as a member of the Tennessee Counter-Trafficking Alliance (TCTA), formerly the Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance. TCTA ensures quality consistent human-trafficking focused services are provided statewide in the most effective and efficient way possible. TCTA advocates for systemic change and provides comprehensive trauma-informed aftercare to survivors of human trafficking anywhere in Tennessee.
Shelbi will share information and ways United Women in Faith in our conference can support and be involved with AncoraTN.