To PROMOTE HEALING OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS:
End Slavery Tennessee provides victims and their advocates a single point of contact to long term, comprehensive aftercare for survivors. We provide in-house services and connect to community service providers, using the tools and people best equipped to restore victims to wholeness. Requests for aid can come from federal, state and local law enforcement, the District Attorney's office, social workers, medical professionals, classmates, teachers, observant citizens, concerned family members and victims themselves . The path to wholeness is long and complex. Types of aid vary with each case. Examples include:
- Safe shelter, both short and long term
- Basic needs
- Medical assessment and care
- Legal Aid
- Mental health assessment and care
- Treatment for addiction
- Dental care
- Transportation to services
- Phone (for safety)
- Tattoo ("tag") removal
- Life skills training
- Job skills and job search
- Identification, SSN, etc.
- Pre-natal care
- Mentoring (for minor survivors)
- Literacy and GED tutoring
- Opportunities to develop new skills, meet new goals
- Safety plans
- Intangibles: Respect, empowerment, options, support, love, acceptance, affirmation of skills and strengths.
We operate a safe house where new referrals can stay for up to six months (longer if their court cases are still open) to begin their healing process and work with us to develop a plan for their next steps.
We partner with RestStop Ministries, referring those women who would benefit from the structure of their two year residential program.
We also partner with Branded Collective (formerly T-615) who provide internships for some of our survivors. This provides them work experience and references. Future plans include jobs of all sorts for those we serve. Branded also donates 25% of their profits to ESTN.
Our services are available to all human trafficking survivors in Middle Tennessee: Adults and minors; foreign nationals and US citizens; victims of labor, service or sex trafficking. Because services in other parts of the state are limited, we serve state-wide as needed.