Membership is offered in three main categories: Collaborative Partners, Coalition Members and Community Network. In addition, the coalition recognizes the importance of allies in all sectors of the community. See below for a description of each category. Talk to CATE staff if you are unsure about which membership type will work for you.
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Collaborative Partners (CPs) provide leadership for the coalition. CP membership involves significant institutional participation as well as potential shared resources. To become a Collaborative Partner, an agency must provide focused services to victims of trafficking or exploitation and uphold shared values and standards.
Coalition Members (CMs) are voting members of the coalition. Organizations or individuals who provide direct services to populations that intersect with survivors of trafficking or exploitation are eligible for CM membership. To become a CM, an agency must be interested in participating in anti-exploitation & trafficking interventions, uphold CATE’s mission & minimum standards, and have agency decision maker buy-in.
Community Network (CN) members are limited voting members of the coalition. CN members are organizations or individuals from any sector who are interested in participating in the larger anti-trafficking movement. To become a CN member, the organization or individual must uphold the CATE mission and minimum standards.
Human trafficking and exploitation intersects with other social justice concerns, including sexual violence, domestic violence, substance use, etc. and stem from shared social and systemic causes. True collective impact occurs only when we are willing to work together. Our Ally Network is made up of coalitions and community groups from differing sectors working together and supporting each other on intersecting social problem.