Stengthening Our Network

 

We love Columbus and desire to see united efforts in our city. We have chosen to partner with organizations by providing connections between existing resources, training volunteers, and offering workforce development for the individuals they serve. 

We cultivated a partnership with the Columbus College of Art and Design to connect the passion of higher education with specific design and communication needs of local organizations. Out of that collaboration came The Survivor Care Alliance.

The Alliance exists to give freedom to anti-trafficking organizations so they can more completely focus on their strengths. We do this by creating a relational network of local anti-human trafficking organizations and resourcing that network with collaborative tools that boosts innovation and organizational strength. 

 
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Organizations who are FIGHTING the effects of trauma need to network in ways that are innovative and collaborative.
— Amy Willmann, Executive Director of Safe Harbor House

We realized an underlying problem: many anti-human trafficking organizations today lack the ability to promote their content, share best practices, and reach more people in need. Our mission is to give freedom to these organizations so they can do what they do best: care for survivors.
— Paul Priddy, Alloy
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2016 Impact

In 2016 the mission, vision and leadership team were formed. One Pathfinder Project was completed. This collaboration between an anti-human trafficking organization and a team of CCAD students assesses current practices and delivers needed communication and design pieces.  

Five teams of Columbus College of Art and Design students were matched with five community organizations. Innovative resources were delivered through improved and effective communication tools to fight the isolation and survival mentality within anti-trafficking organizations. A few of the projects included a logo for CATCH Court to duplicate their restorative justice model nationwide,  trade show booth design for Survivor’s Ink to raise awareness among the tatoo artist community, and a business plan for Freedom A La Cart to seek investors for their first physical cafe location.

Dream Big | We'd love to record this process in order to create a nation-wide model for engaging the higher educational community in the fight against human trafficking.