CAHT’s November General Meeting

The November 15th meeting of the Campaign Against Human Trafficking – South Shore (CAHT) will be held at United Methodist Church, Room 30, at 6:30 pm. Jessica DeLaPrida, Hispanic & Multicultural Outreach Coordinator and Carol Mayo, Supervisor, Migrant Education Program with Hillsborough County Public School System will address multi-Cultural issues…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It happens every day right in our community!  1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime.  Domestic violence is at the root of all human trafficking victims.CAHT’s Safe Shelter program supports domestic violence victims in our area by providing safe…

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Thank You to our generous Donors

Thanks to all of you who donated to CAHT’s request for assistance for our community. Thanks to your contributions, we were able to provide approximately $2,000 of food donations and several hundred dollars of Walmart gift cards, which will go a long way to helping our neighbors who were so…

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REMINDER — CAHT’s Mental Health Workshop Changes to a ZOOM Meeting

CAHT’s Mental Health Series Workshop will not be live at Sun City Center Methodist Church on Sept 29th but instead a zoom meeting.   All interested in attending should send in a reservation to Annie Garrison at  The zoom meeting is free.  Presenters are the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay on sexual exploitation…

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Back to School Day, Shields Middle School

Beth Shields Middle School hosted a Back To School Event on August 6, 2022 Everyone had lots of fun! There was food, school backpacks, haircuts, and music.CAHT was a vendor and gave out insulated bags, snacks, candy and fliers. Our clown handed out red noses to the kids. There was…

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World Day Against Human Trafficking

July 30, 2022 is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Each year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked across the globe — including here in the United States. Human trafficking is a complex, wide-ranging crime, but there are simple steps you can take to help combat it. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is July 30. On this day Blue Campaign encourages you to take at least one action to educate yourself or your community about human trafficking. Some ideas include:
Learn the indicators of human trafficking: Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking can be the first step in identifying victims and possibly saving a life. You can also download Blue Campaign’s pocket-sized indicator card.
Save human trafficking reporting numbers to your phone: If you ever find yourself in a position to report suspected human trafficking, you’ll need the appropriate contact information. Call 1-866-347-2423 to report human trafficking activity to the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. For victim assistance, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). If someone is in immediate danger, call local law enforcement or 911.
Download or order Blue Campaign human trafficking awareness resources: From posters and information sheets to toolkits, Blue Campaign offers a variety of free materials that can be used in your workplace or community to help raise awareness of how to recognize and report human trafficking. Follow @DHSBlueCampaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: Receive regular human trafficking awareness and education information directly to your social media feed and share Blue Campaign posts to spread awareness with your followers.
Subscribe to the Blue Campaign monthly newsletter: Receive monthly updates on Blue Campaign activities and resources you can use in your community or workplace.

CAHT Partners with Gannon University’s DSI Program

My name is Maddison Messina and I am a doctoral student at Gannon University located in Ruskin, Florida. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. Following my graduation from USF, I chose to pursue a doctorate in occupational therapy through Gannon. Following…

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