One person cannot provide all the resources that a survivor of human trafficking needs, instead just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community joining together to provide a community of support to survivors of exploitation.
At BridgeHope we believe that collaboration is not only needed, it is necessary and essential for the empowerment of survivors who have experienced exploitation. Tangibly this process means that you need to...
- Focus on doing the work that you do well, instead of trying to meet all the needs of your clients.
- Fight for peace within the anti-trafficking community.
- Find ways to promote what others are doing in the anti-trafficking community.
- Utilize the resources and opportunities that organizations have created to provide growth and healing to those that we work with.
The anti-trafficking movement shouldn't be a competition, but rather if your organization is trauma-informed, collaboration is about putting the survivor's needs first.