Organizations that focus on awareness are seeking to educate the public on the scope of human trafficking locally or internationally. Awareness is based upon the premise that you need to know the problem to solve it. Awareness encourages the public “to look beneath the surface” and become cognizant of the trafficked victims in your own environment or outraged at the world wide injustices that allow this to happen. Awareness work can focus on speaking engagements, workshops, trainings, social and internet networking, posting flyers, hosting special events, and other creative efforts to get the word out concerning the 27 million men, women and children today who are held in slavery.

Adorned in Grace

Adorned in Grace Bridal and Formalwear raises awareness and provides funds for the prevention of human trafficking and support for victims.

CARES Northwest

CARES Northwest’s mission is to stop child abuse and neglect through multidisciplinary prevention, medical evaluation, and ongoing treatment in partnership with our community.

Children's Center

Children’s Center is a child abuse assessment and intervention center whose mission is to support and medically assess children who are suspected victims of abuse or neglect. 

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT)

ECPAT International works to make a reality of the Stockholm Agenda for Action against the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). The Agenda was adopted by 122 countries at the First World Congress against CSEC in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1996. 

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking

FAAST is a Christian alliance working in collaboration to eradicate human trafficking and restore survivors.

FAST (Fight Against Sex Trafficking)

The purpose of our organization is to help promote and network organizations who are working directly with victims, spread awareness about this atrocity, and to help you make a difference FAST! 

Freeway 418

Freeway 418 is a ministry of International Teams, a global non-profit organization founded in 1960 that desires to see lives and communities transformed by the power of God. Our mission is to bring people together to help the oppressed. We are passionate about delivering an authentic Gospel that fully integrates mission and compassion, rooted in the person and teaching of Jesus. In all we do, we value people, integrity, empowerment, and excellence.

GirlStrength / WomenStrength

GirlStrength is a new self-defense program offered through the Portland Police bureau for girls, 10-14 years of age. GirlStrength is a free, comprehensive, self-defense course that focuses on empowering girls and demystifying fear while also teaching verbal assertiveness and physical self-defense skills. 


Hope Ranch Ministries

Hope Ranch Ministries is a faith-based fellowship committed to providing safety, healing and hope for survivors of human trafficking and intensive sexual trauma. This ministry endeavors to provide a voice for those rendered mute by the horror of sexual exploitation. Every human being  is honored as a unique creation worthy of dignity and love.

In Our Backyard

In Our Backyard began as a book written by its founder, Nita Belles, Central Oregon’s Regional Director of Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH). The organization now operates as a 501c3 nonprofit under World Impact Network. Belles' goal is to raise awareness about human trafficking happening right here in our communities, and advocate for victims through work with law enforcement and legislation. 

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

LifeWorks Northwest - New Options for Women (NOW)

Mental Health and Addictions Treatment

LifeWorks Northwest’s New Options for Women (NOW) Program was granted funding in 2008 to decrease street prostitution on 82nd Ave.  The NOW Program provides services to women and girls who have been commercially, sexually exploited. Services offered include mental health and addictions treatment, peer mentoring, case management and wrap-around services to assist participants in getting their basic needs met.  


Operation 61

Our mission is that we REACH those who are vulnerable, RESCUE those held in bondage, and RESTORE them back to a place where they can experience freedom and dignity.

Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors In Service (OAASIS)

Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service (OAASIS) is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing public awareness of the realities of childhood sexual abuse, to supporting and empowering survivors of such abuse, and to advocating for strong public policies and laws aimed at preventing it.

Oregon Center for Christian Voices

The Oregon Center for Christian Voices (OCCV) is an advocacy and awareness network that seeks to educate the church in biblical justice. They are a part of a growing movement of followers of Jesus Christ who are committed to walking humbly with God, loving His mercy and doing justice. They advocate for the most vulnerable residents by seeking to address systemic changes to protect the poor, sick and oppressed as well as our environment through impacting public policy.