Harriet Tubman Movement began after years of working with homeless and inner city youth. We helped our first trafficking survivor in 2015 and have spent the last years connecting with local law enforcement, hospitals, and other local agencies who now identify survivors and refer to us to respond. We provide immediate needs for a safe place by partnering with resources in our area. We also assist with any other needs for each survivor referred to us, while working together on longer term goals. Our Advocates help with food, clothing, birth certificates, IDs, court obligations, and ultimately transportation to the long-term program where the survivor chooses to go for healing.
Our goal for each referral is to respond in a timely manner, connect with appropriate short-term shelter services, stabilize as needed, case manage for needs, research choices for long-term goals, work on steps to apply for, and then transport to, a long term restoration program regardless of location, where the survivor will feel safe and begin the process of healing.
We have a vision to open and maintain our own short-term emergency home for those that are coming out of being exploited. This home would be a temporary place for survivors to be cared for while working with our advocates to create their long term plan for restoration and healing.