The first step towards action is awareness. The Collaborative’s Awareness Campaign “Happens Here Too” receives 46 million views annually and sparks conversation and the realization that human trafficking exists in our community. We invite anyone ready to take action to join us in the fight against human trafficking.


If you want our awareness campaign to come to you for an event or program you are hosting, let us know! We can set up an awareness station with materials and a staff member to answer questions.


To request an awareness station or materials contact Kayla Ebner, Program & Outreach Specialist at


We offer educational programs for diverse audiences. These programs are designed to enhance participant’s knowledge of what human trafficking is, how to recognize it, and how to take action.

For more information or to schedule a program contact Kayla Ebner, Program & Outreach Specialist at

While we do not charge for our programs, we do ask that you consider a donation to the Collaborative to enable us to continue our important work.

Training & Technical Assistance

We offer training & technical assistance to organizations who provide or want to provide services to victims of human trafficking, and who are interested in deepening their knowledge and skills on an individual and organizational level.

Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Trauma Informed Care & Survivor Centered Programming
  • Building a Trauma Informed Organization
  • Human Trafficking 101/Introduction
  • The Role of Collaboration in Anti-Human Trafficking Work
  • Vicarious Trauma & Resiliency Building
  • Ethics

Through our technical assistance program, we can assist organizations to align with the State of Ohio’s Human Trafficking Standards and develop strategies for program growth to better serve survivors.

For more information or to schedule a training or technical assistance consultation contact Marya Simmons, Director of Programming at

Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response to End Human Trafficking


“It is impossible for any single agency or organization to respond comprehensively to the problem of human trafficking.” (Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice)

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking leads the efforts of Greater Cleveland’s Coordinated Response to End Human Trafficking, Northeast Ohio’s 60+ member coalition made up of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. The main purpose of the group is to:

  • Develop and sustain a coordinated and consistent response to human trafficking in our community
  • Harness the collective power of the multidisciplinary membership to substantially improve the capacity of our community to impact the problem

As the backbone organization for these efforts, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking maintains overall strategic coherence, coordinates the day-to-day operations, and implementation of the work, including stakeholder engagement, communications, data collection and analysis, and other responsibilities.

Contact Marya Simmons, Director of Programming at for more information and to see if your organization can play a role in the fight against human trafficking.

Community Engagement

We work collaboratively with and through individuals and groups of people to bring about change. If you are looking to actively engage in anti-human trafficking efforts in our community let us know. We are always looking for dedicated people to volunteer, offer up their talents, and help us find creative solutions to advance our vision to end human trafficking.

Current Community Engagement Opportunities:
  • Apply to become a trained speaker
  • Apply to join our Young Professional Group

Check back for more community engagement opportunities coming soon!