|News Press, Fort Myers, FL – October 16, 2017– Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) receives $5000. grant from the John and Aliese Price Foundation in support of its human trafficking prevention work to teach children in high risk neighborhoods about the dangers of human trafficking so they can learn how to protect themselves. It will also be used to educate parents and grandparents about human trafficking in the Dunbar area. It is important that the entire family work together to understand how traffickers operate and to develop lines of communication to combat trafficking among family members.
“HTAP has held programs in the Dunbar area for years. Last year for the first time, we conducted our “Prevention Power” event at the Stars Complex and we are happy that donors recognize the need to provide programs for the community. We want to reach entire families to share what they know to protect their children,” says Nola Theiss, Founder and Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships.
For more information, please contact Nola Theiss: email@example.com
About Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships
HTAP was founded in 2006, Our mission is to prevent human trafficking by empowering individuals through education and collaborative action in SW Florida. We train professionals, community groups and government agencies about the signs of trafficking and how to develop a protocol for reporting and caring for victims.
In 2010, HTAP widened its focus to educating children, ages 8 to 18, through its ARTREACH 10 hour program. Young people learn about trafficking and how it affects them and how they can protect themselves and others. They collaboratively create large canvases which depict trafficking situations, solutions, and warnings for their viewers. Youth have created over 160 paintings which are available for exhibition. HTAP conducts other youth programs and is working with the Lee County School District to reach students in schools.
HTAP works collaboratively with many local organizations, such as A.C.T., Our Mothers Home, PACE schools in Lee and Collier Counties, Police and Sheriff Departments in SW Florida, Boys & Girls Clubs, AFCAAM, Dunbar Community School, Stars Complex, YMCA, churches and community centers.