Who we are

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative (Innovations HTC) 
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Olympia, WA, which has extensive experience in combating all forms of human trafficking and supporting those impacted by the crime. Innovations HTC was founded in 2016 by Jeri Moomaw, a human trafficking survivor, nationally known leader, and tireless activist. For the past 21 years, Jeri has provided human trafficking training and technical assistance to victim-serving organizations; medical and behavioral health professionals; courts and prosecutors; federal, state, and tribal agencies; and other community stakeholders. With a focus on systems, Innovations HTC provides unique training and technical assistance that not only develops response protocols but looks at the root causes of trafficking in communities and works to create prevention programs and systems-wide screening protocols. We believe that survivors of human trafficking are critical voices to inform the development of policies and that we must empower these survivors to meaningfully engage and participate in the anti-trafficking community without fear of re-exploitation.
IHTC’s initial focus was twofold:
1.) provision of trafficking-related training and technical assistance to federal, state, and tribal government agencies and 2) building the capacity of trafficking survivors to act as competent and expert professionals and engage in fulfilling careers. Our current work involves direct support of human trafficking survivors, training and technical assistance to improve victim identification and services, and pro bono legal services to help victims clear criminal records.

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative (Innovations HTC) 
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Olympia, WA, which has extensive experience in combating all forms of human trafficking and supporting those impacted by the crime. Innovations HTC was founded in the 2016 by Jeri Moomaw, a human trafficking survivor, nationally known leader, and tireless activist. For the past 21 years, Jeri has provided human trafficking training and technical assistance to victim-serving organizations; medical and behavioral health professionals; courts and prosecutors; federal, state, and tribal agencies; and other community stakeholders. With a focus on systems, Innovations HTC provides unique training and technical assistance that not only develops response protocols, but looks at the root causes of trafficking in communities and works to create prevention programs and systems-wide screening protocols. We believe that survivors of human trafficking are critical voices to inform the development of policies, and that we must empower these survivors to meaningfully engage and participate in the anti-trafficking community without fear of re-exploitation.

Programs include peer resource navigation, outreach, client advocacy, survivor leadership development through our Mariposa Project, and on-site professional development job placements. IHTC is also a national leader in human trafficking training, equity, LGBTQ2IA+ inclusion and CSEC/CSE in Tribal communities. IHTC works to raise awareness, create systems; such as response protocols and trauma-informed screening assessments, outreach and client emergency needs. Learn More

The Lantern Project

We aim to end sexual exploitation in our communities by changing culture through prevention, intervention, & transformation.

We believe in tackling big challenges. The work to end trafficking and exploitation requires us to be transparent, steadfast, and accountable. The Lantern Project believes in building and sustaining strong partnerships, being community-centered, and focusing on equity to guide us toward liberation. In the words of Audre Lorde, “there is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives”. Our work at The Lantern Project is grounded by the intersectionality of oppression and the collective impact that harm has on all of us. We lean into the tension of working with and within systems, striving to move forward as a community, together. True transformation will only be achieved through our collective duty to disrupt oppressive systems; we are committed to illuminating the path towards prevention, intervention, and ultimately transformative justice.
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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to engage first responders, tribes, and other stakeholders in eliminating human trafficking through solution-based knowledge and trauma-informed strategies, and to empower survivors to heal and build self-sufficient, affirming lives.

OUR MISSION

IHTC’s mission is to provide solution-based strategies that empower individuals and organizations to eliminate human trafficking with empathy and compassion.

OUR MISSION

IHTC’s mission is to provide solution-based strategies that empower individuals and organizations to eliminate human trafficking with empathy and compassion.

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