Moving From Concern to Action In Whatcom Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan Counties

People are concerned about human trafficking but often don't know what to do about it. On March 1, 2017, we have an amazing opportunity to take action by gathering together at the 3rd Annual Human Sex Trafficking Conference at Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Anacortes to learn about successful anti-trafficking efforts in King County and how we might implement them here.

We need you and influential people of Whatcom County to be there.

At the Hope4Justice public meeting on 1/17/17, guest speaker, Carol Clayton from SKCAT (Skagit Coalition Against Trafficking) explained the need for community wide efforts against trafficking in this way: "This is a community problem that needs a community solution.  Law enforcement is an important player, but they cannot fix it alone.  This is complex problem, but it is doable together.  We do not need any new laws.  Lets work together to make this county, this town a safer place for our families and the families yet to come."

We're thankful to SKCAT for hosting the 3rd Annual Human Sex Trafficking Conference. They have secured an amazing list of highly acclaimed speakers and key players in King County's successful implementation of the Nordic Model  who will show how King County has become  a national example for decreasing sex trafficking.

In an effort to "get the word out" about the 3rd Annual Human Sex Trafficking Conference on March 1, 2017, Hope4Justice asked attendees to make contact with people in key sectors of our county. Volunteers signed up to email or otherwise contact influential people in the education, law enforcement, health care, political, business, non-profit, and religious/fraternal sectors.

Do you know someone in one of the sectors that you believe should attend the conference?  Would you be willing to tell them about it and give them a flyer with conference details? We particularly need people to contact mayors and city council members of the small towns throughout Whatcom County. (Note: Contacts for Bellingham and Whatcom County Council and Executive are already assigned.)

If you are willing to contact one or more people and share information about the conference, please contact us at info@hope4justice.org.  We'll supply you with a short script of what to say as well as an electronic or paper version of the conference flyer.

Lastly, conference hosts ask that you and anyone you invite register for the conference as soon as possible by emailing dianegoetz4@comcast.net, including name, telephone #, county & organization. The conference is free to attend but they need to know numbers for food and seating.

Together we can fight trafficking,
Sue Ann

Helpers are needed at the next Rebound Dinner   Two or three times per year, Hope4Justice cooks and serves dinner for Rebound families.  If you're able to help for a few hours, please email us at info@hope4justice.org. When: Thursday, February 16, 2017from approximately 4:45 - 7:30 pm Where: CTK Bellingham What: Food preparation, serving and clean up Note: Do you have a favorite dessert you'd be willing to make and donate to the Rebound dinner?  Let us know via email at info@hope4justice.org. It would be greatly appreciated!

Helpers are needed at the next Rebound Dinner
 

Two or three times per year, Hope4Justice cooks and serves dinner for Rebound families.  If you're able to help for a few hours, please email us at info@hope4justice.org.

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017from approximately 4:45 - 7:30 pm
Where: CTK Bellingham
What: Food preparation, serving and clean up

Note: Do you have a favorite dessert you'd be willing to make and donate to the Rebound dinner?  Let us know via email at info@hope4justice.org. It would be greatly appreciated!

Can you translate English into Spanish?   We need STEP brochures translated! Email info@hope4justice.org for details.

Can you translate English into Spanish?  


We need STEP brochures translated! Email info@hope4justice.org for details.