Washington Trafficking Prevention (WTP) supports communities to develop passionate grassroots activists to form community Coalitions Against Trafficking (CAT). Organizations are able to channel their collective strength and multiply their impact to end trafficking in a way that is collaborative, sustainable, and adaptable to each community’s needs.
Although WTP offers support, resources and guidance, each CAT has their own unique style, structure and mode of operations. There are three Coalitions Against Trafficking across Washington including Thurston, Pierce, and Skagit counties which meet once a month.
What do Coalitions Against Trafficking (CAT) groups do?
The purpose of each CAT is to inspire local community members to gather together and engage in ending trafficking locally. As the parent organization, WTP partners with our CATs to host community events and fundraising. The funds raised by a community coalition go to supporting the trainings in that community.
WTP's Coalitions Against Trafficking are instrumental to the reach within communities and the residents within their service areas. WTP offers support to coalitions by:
- Developing strategic plans and measurable goals with coalition members and leaders
- Attendance of coalition meetings and collaboration with CAT leaders
Annual Coalition Events:
- January Community Conversation hosted by TCCAT
- April 5K Race Against Trafficking hosted by TCCAT
- School board attendance and advocacy
- Community Informational Sessions