Counter Human Trafficking Program
The Mennonite New Life Centre offers comprehensive reintegration/rehabilitation services for individuals who have experienced human trafficking.
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 case management and trauma-informed, culturally competent services to survivors, including: intake and orientation, basic needs, safety planning, coordination and delivery of services pertaining to mental health counselling and emotional support. Referrals can be made for housing, legal services, job training, life skills workshops, and assistance with educational needs.
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.
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.
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