The Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC) is an affiliation of social service, government, and law enforcement agencies dedicated to combating the issue of human trafficking in the Philadelphia area. The coalition aims to create a network of agencies to assist victims of human trafficking, in order to coordinate an appropriate response to victims and to make available a wide range of services. Chaired by Covenant House Pennsylvania (CHPA), the coalition was founded in 2005 and convenes several times each year to discuss the furtherance of efforts to fight this important issue.
The coalition continuously seeks to expand its efforts. Currently, the coalition is especially interested in building relationships with medical professionals and those able to provide interpretation services at low cost or no cost. Individuals or organizations that have an interest in the issue of human trafficking and believe they have a skill or service that would be of use in victim assistance, outreach, or advocacy is encouraged to contact PATC.
PATC’s main focus currently centers on increased outreach efforts toward vulnerable populations as well as training events for those likely to encounter or provide services to victims. Other projects include protocols, a language bank, and a resource guide for trafficking in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC) aims to coordinate an appropriate response to the needs of victims and seeks to make available a wide range of services by creating a network of agencies that can properly assist them. Chaired by Covenant House Pennsylvania, the coalition was founded in 2005 and convenes bi-monthly to discuss the efforts to fight human trafficking.
Main purpose of our training is to identify training gaps within our coalition and community; identify and prepare trainers to conduct the trainings; and sponsor at least one training event for the entire coalition annually.
Main purpose is to identify service gaps for victims of human trafficking and work to eliminate the gaps, and review and update service protocols for victims of trafficking.
Main purpose is to identify victims of human trafficking, raise awareness about human trafficking in our area and advocate for the legislative needs of victims at the Federal, State and local level.
Main purpose is to work with religious groups from Philadelphia to raise awareness of human trafficking within their congregations. The committee also leads the Coalition’s Fathers’ Day Initiative.