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Survivor Breakfast

February 21, 2019

In January, human trafficking survivors from CHNY attended a breakfast honoring trafficking survivors of all ages and genders.  The event was hosted by Traffick-Free NYC, The NYC Center for Faith and Community Partnerships, and the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.

The breakfast was the second annual program honoring surviors that kicked off the Weekend of Action Against Human Trafficking event from Jan. 11-13.  Survivors received a certificate with their name displayed as well as a signed message from Mayor de Blasio.

We are so proud of the individuals from CHNY that attended the event and received recognition from the Mayor’s office.  One of the young women who was involved in CHNY’s Anti-Human Trafficking Services (AHT) Program had the opportunity to share her experiences at the breakfast.  She spoke about the impact Covenant House had on her life and how she continues to advocate for others going through experiences similar to her own.  Read her full speech here.

Our AHT Program offers intensive, specialized therapeutic care and prevention services for trafficking survivors so that they can overcome their past trauma, heal and move forward with their lives.  Our trafficking services are strength-based and help survivors learn to use the very resiliency that enabled them to survive their trafficking experiences to heal, reclaim their lives and create a future of hope for themselves.  We were so excited that the human trafficking survivors in attendance received the recognition they deserve.