Others across Santa Barbara have Chosen to S.T.A.N.D. with Us. Will YOU? The Interfaith Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (Santa Barbara County) coordinates, educates, and empowers faith-based communities to informed, local action in the fight against human trafficking. Will you S.T.A.N.D. with us?
Here’s How You Can Become an Official STAND Aligned Partner:
I/We acknowledge that human trafficking (HT) is happening not just abroad, but also in Santa Barbara. We believe that this issue is important, and we are called as people of faith to respond with compassion and action. Therefore, we have decided to S.T.A.N.D. against Human Trafficking and for justice, love, and restoration. We will S.T.A.N.D. with the Interfaith Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (Santa Barbara County) by agreeing to:
See/Say Something - Proper understanding and identification of trafficking is essential in order to combat it. We will let people in our sphere of influence know that human trafficking is happening in Santa Barbara and direct them to local resources. We will notify our faith community about the Collaborative’s upcoming events by promoting it on our website, social media, bulletin, flyer, and/or stage announcement so they can stay informed.
Take Action - We agree to take action against human trafficking by finding practical ways to get involved. We commit to doing at least one activity or action to prevent or combat human trafficking each year as a faith community.
Accept Collective Responsibility - We will stay educated and active on this issue. We will contact authorities or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline when we come across potential HT victims, and let others know about these resources as well. We will provide resources (books, movies, links, Anti-HT Partners) as well as the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888) to our staff, volunteers, and congregants so they are prepared if a situation arises.
Network and Collaborate - We realize that we are not alone in this fight and that we are stronger together. We will both communicate to the Collaborative what our faith community is actively doing and vice versa. We commit to participate in at least one collaborative endorsed activity/event each year.
Designate a Representative - We will designate at least one individual from our faith community to be our Collaborative representative. She/He/They will act as the primary liaison for the Collaborative to sustain the work of the Collaborative together.
The Interfaith Collaborative will equip your faith community with the resources, tools and trainings it needs to make your partnership with the STAND Initiative a reality. If your group is already active in anti-trafficking work, we'd love to be connected to you to strengthen the work being done. Let's make our anti-trafficking community stronger together!