of Southern Colorado


Our Mission

Vision: To end human trafficking, thereby reducing suffering and making our community safer.

The mission of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors.

Human Trafficking Task Force meetings are:
2nd Tuesday of each month
First United Methodist Church
420 N. Nevada
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Room #233
Use Boulder St. Entrance.

Next meeting:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Our guest speaker will be Andy Shaffer.
Andy Shaffer's affiliation with International Justice Mission, or IJM, began four years ago when, like most good things in his life, his wife Sarah had a proposal - should they contribute to a 'help a child in danger" fund? In that moment of providence, capacity, and urgency, they had their first taste of what working with IJM would be. Andy's involvement with IJM has grown steadily over the last 4 years. Beginning by becoming freedom partners, they have gone on to lead a small group bible study, host a number of IJM events in their home, and visited the Dominican Republic Field Office. In 2017, Andy was asked to serve as the Team Leader for the Colorado Front Range Volunteer Leadership Team. This has been a genuinely humbling experience and it's brought him and Sarah (now the Co-Leader for the team) closer to the mission of Justice. Here in Colorado, Andy, Sarah, and the rest of IJM's Volunteer Leadership Team is combating injustice around the world by marshaling political, financial, and spiritual resources to combat trafficking and violence against the poor. Over the last two years Andy and Sarah have worked with IJM headquarters to grow the volunteer team from it's original 5 members up to it's current 16. The team is still growing up and down the front range, and even on the western slope.

In addition to his day job and working with IJM, Andy likes to think he has other interests such as mountain biking (he crashes a lot), hiking (who has the time), and embarrassing his 9 and 13 year old daughters (he's actually pretty good at this one).

Human Trafficking Awareness

Monday, April 29th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Forestgate Presbyterian Church
970 North Gate Blvd.
Colorado Springs CO 80921
Eventbrite Registration (Free) & Agenda
Forestgate Presbyterian Church is pleased to host this Awareness Event, where you will hear from the experts about Human Trafficking and learn about this present danger.

Our meetings are open to organizations and individuals who are interested in stopping Modern Day Slavery, especially in our community. We are a 501 C 3 organization as recognized by the IRS.

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Julee Bellar, Chairman
Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado

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