Safe & Sound Program2019-02-24T12:42:18+00:00

OUR VALUES

  • We believe everyone deserves to be safe and sound
  • We strive to end victim blaming
  • We focus on empathy and compassion
  • We provide the tools to inspire youth and adults to be more aware of human trafficking
  • We’re committed to evidence-based research

OUR LEADERSHIP

  • Co-founder of the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties
  • Safe & Sound Program Developed by Human Trafficking Survivor and Rising International Founder
  • Joined successful national effort to take down “Backpage,” an Online platform that included selling children

OUR IMPACT

For thousands of youth and adults, we’ve increased:

  • Knowledge of Human & Labor Trafficking
  • Awareness of traffickers’ methods
  • Knowledge of where to access resources and assistance
  • Established advocacy clubs in schools to maintain awareness
  • Provided Child Protective Services and law enforcement with information on alleged traffickers

SAFE AND SOUND WORKSHOPS

  • Led by Survivors of Human Traffickers who share their stories
  • Learn Warning Signs on How to Identify Traffickers
  • Adults Learn How to Keep Children and Youth Safe from Traffickers
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Peer Counselor in Attendance
  • Student Participants Make “Safe & Sound Bracelets” in school colors

WHO BENEFITS

  • Adults: Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, Parents
  • Middle School & High School Youth
  • Foster Youth & Others Not in Traditional Schools
  • Law Enforcement
  • Social Workers
  • Community

MORE INFORMATION

  • Schedule a workshop at your school. Email our SAFE & SOUND Coordinator Mari Baldwin mari@risinginternational.org
  • Find out more about human trafficking (coming soon)
  • How to support SAFE & SOUND: Use our ‘Donate’ button [above] Choose Safe & Sound Program in the ‘Cause’ options.

SAFE & SOUND Funders include government agencies and community foundations

Seed/one-time funders include:

  • LinkedIn for Good
  • 100 Women Who Care-Santa Cruz, CA
  • Actor Adam Scott
  • American Idol Contestant James Durbin