The MNLCT – in partnership with Aurora House and funded by the Department of Justice – supports the integration and well-being needs of individuals who have been trafficked in Canada.
Our Counter-Human Trafficking team works closely with all individuals who have experienced any form of human trafficking, including labour trafficking, sexual exploitation, and forced marriage. Regardless of status in Canada, we provide comprehensive clinical case management and trauma-informed, culturally competent services to survivors, including: intake and orientation, basic needs, safety planning, and coordination and delivery of services pertaining to mental health therapy, emotional support groups, housing, legal services, job training, life skills workshops, mentoring, and assistance with educational needs.
Our partnership with Aurora House
Aurora House strives to provide shelter, long-term trauma counselling, basic needs and essential support services to individuals who have been trafficked or exploited in Canada.
Opened in May 2016 and located in the Greater Toronto Area, this transitional house offers a safe place for up to 7 people who would like continued support on their journey towards complete independent living. Canadian citizens, immigrants and non-status individuals, men and women, youth and adults are all eligible, and residents can stay for up to one year.
Partnering for Healing, Hope and Freedom.
Aurora House was originally a mission project born out of the Toronto United Mennonite Church (TUMC) in response to the lack of support services for victims of human trafficking in Toronto. When the MNLCT, with our demonstrated history of serving vulnerable populations within the Greater Toronto Area, confirmed our commitment to the program, TUMC made the decision to support the start-up of a long-term transitional housing project and Aurora House was born.
For more information on human trafficking and to access free training on how you can help to address issues of human trafficking in your community, please visit http://helpingtraffickedpersons.org