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History of the Collaborative

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The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking ("Collaborative ") began in 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio in response to the need for information and action in northeast Ohio regarding the problem of human trafficking.

 

Members of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine, Dominican Sisters of Peace, Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Congregation of St. Joseph, Sisters of Notre Dame, and Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland joined with other professional colleagues to address the complexities of this human rights issue. Their combined expertise in education, health care, law, and social service provided a multi-disciplinary foundation to the Collaborative.


Today, the Collaborative continues its educational programming to diverse audiences and is also leading Greater Cleveland's Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking. The Coordinated Response includes law enforcement, healthcare, social service, religious groups, and business organizations who are working together to provide a safety net in northeast Ohio for those victimized by this crime.


The Collaborative incorporated as an Ohio non-profit in 2014 and is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors



The Collaborative's mission is to educate and advocate for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking while connecting services on behalf of trafficked persons.