September is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Houston

August 31, 2016

September is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Houston and Amistad Houston will be giving presentations and trainings at two different parishes. All are invited to participate.

On Sept. 10, participants can find out how to help the vulnerable stay safe and avoid becoming a victim of this crime. Learn to recognize key indicators of human trafficking, how to help a victim and support a survivor. Become a Community Educator and share what you learn with others. Lunch will be provided, there is no cost to attend. The event will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Maximilian Catholic Church, 10135 West Rd, Houston.

St. Jerome Catholic Church will be hosting an informative presentation on Sept. 17 to bring awareness to Human Trafficking. All are invited to come learn how to make a difference. Presentation will be provided by a team of Community Educators from Amistad Houston. The presentation will be 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Jerome Church/Adult Education Center, 8825 Kempwood Dr., Houston. There is no cost to attend, space is limited.

Amistad Houston is a partner of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Anti-Trafficking Team and presenters have been trained to bring awareness and education to others in our community. It is the goal of Amistad Houston to prevent the tragedies of human trafficking by reaching the most vulnerable populations in our city. Through awareness and educational training, we empower the vulnerable to become Community Educators in their own neighborhoods and to share this awareness with others who may be at risk of falling victim to Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. Amistad Houston provides Education and Awareness programs, Advocacy, Outreach, Direct Services and builds partnerships within the network of the Church, among local businesses and with agencies of good will.

To register for these events, click here. For more information, call 713-659-1561, email or visit