• Human Trafficking in the QCA: What you Need to Know, January 17

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    January 09, 2023
    It’s unfortunate but true—human trafficking can happen anywhere, at any time, and to any person. It’s a growing issue for communities nationwide, and the Quad Cities is no exception. Learn more about what human trafficking really is, how it happens, and how you can be a part of the solution with Human Trafficking in the QCA: What you Need to Know on Tuesday, January 17, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) and Family Resources of the Quad Cities have partnered to offer this free class at the colleges’ Scott Community College Urban Campus, 101 W. Third Street, Davenport, IA.

    Led by Sara, a Survivor Advocate with Braking Traffik, you’ll discuss commonly-used recruitment tactics traffickers use to control their victims; factors that make it challenging for victims to leave; how to identify human trafficking situations; and ways to support survivors and utilize resources that are available.

    The session will take place in classrooms W114/115. To register for the class, visit eicc.edu/trafficking. All are welcome to attend, but we ask each participant to register individually.

    Parking is available on streets directly around the campus, in the Harrison Ramp located in the 300 block of W. Second Street, or the Redstone Parking Ramp, located in the 100 block of W. River Drive.

    Braking Traffik and Family Resources provide services survivors need, including housing, counseling, medical and court advocacy, while collaborating with law enforcement and other community agencies; training and public awareness around trafficking issues; and safety and well-being of victims.

    Sara is trauma-informed and has extensive experience working with human trafficking survivors, from Thailand to the Quad Cities. She has also spent time working with local inner-city youth and at-risk youth who are involved in court and foster care systems. Sara currently serves as co-chair for the legislative committee with Family Resources.

    For questions about the class, please call toll-free at 1-888-336-3907 or email eiccinfo@eicc.edu.
    Johnna Kerres, Associate Director for Marketing & Communications
    jkerres@eicc.edu, (563) 336-3464