Tapestri Offices Closed February 11 – 14, 2014

Due to the snow and ice brought on by the winter storm in the Atlanta area, our offices will be closed from Tuesday, February 11 through Friday, February 14. For the safety of our staff and clients, we will have no staff in the office, nor will advocates be available to transport clients to appointments on these days. We hope you and your family stay safe and warm for the

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Human Trafficking: Supporting Foreign-born Victims

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Speaking Out by Holly Smith Holly Smith Ask me a question. Richmond, VA, January 30, 2013 – Several advocates have emailed me recently asking for advice on how service providers can best serve foreign-born victims who were trafficked within the United States. This is a great question, I thought. As a domestic-born survivor of child sex trafficking within the U.S., I recently

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Georgia’s human trafficking victims get relief from local organizations

by Gwynedd Stuart @gwynnstu ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS MIHAL For years, Atlanta has been among 14 cities the FBI considers the most booming markets for child prostitutes. But forced servitude in the metro region is hardly limited to the sex trade. Women and children — and sometimes men as well — are made to work without pay in fields, restaurant kitchens and even upper-middle-class homes as domestic

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TAPESTRI, INC. HOSTS COMMUNITY EDUCATION TRAINING SESSIONS TO ENHANCE REFUGEE FAMILY SKILLS – November 1, 2013

  TAPESTRI, INC. HOSTS COMMUNITY EDUCATION TRAINING SESSIONS TO ENHANCE REFUGEE FAMILY SKILLS November 1, 2013 · by thebroadwayreporter · in Community News, Updates. ·   Image courtesy of “Redefining Welcome,” a blog by Linda Hartke for LIRS.org. Human trafficking is a continuing problem worldwide and can cross national borders. After moving into the United States, incoming refugees face a gaping cultural barrier that is profoundly difficult to overcome.

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Human Trafficking Prevention Month Raises Awareness of Enforcement and Victim Assistance Efforts – FBI.gov

Human Trafficking Prevention Month Raises Awareness of Enforcement and Victim Assistance Efforts Jan 10, 2014 04:30 PM January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the FBI’s efforts to combat trafficking—part of the overall U.S. government effort to end this scourge in all of its forms—will continue full steam ahead into 2014. The Bureau’s human trafficking investigations focus on two kinds of

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Tapestri Inc. Awarded Best Non-Profit Employer 2012

“Tapestri is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in immigrant and refugee communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. As advocates for immigrant and refugee families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, we are committed to using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to effect change in the lives of these families.” As an organization that has to keep much of

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Labor Trafficking in San Diego

Human trafficking is a grim reality, and with so many of the victims hidden, the actual numbers can be difficult to estimate. But Sheldon Zhang and his team at San Diego State University used advanced sampling methods and unique access to make a reliable estimate. They concluded that as many as 31 percent of unauthorized, Spanish-speaking workers in San Diego County have experienced an

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House Bill 200

  11 LC 29 4619S/AP   H. B. 200   – 1 –   House Bill 200 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)   By: Representatives Lindsey of the 54     th, Golick of the 34th, Houston of the 170th, Oliver of   the 83     rd, Willard of the 49th, and others   A BILL TO BE ENTITLED   AN ACT  

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Second Annual “Live Without Fear” Fundraiser a Great Success!!

Second Annual “Live Without Fear” Fundraiser a Great Success!! Special thanks to our sponsors: Sustainer Patron Lawrence Dietrich Holly Hawkins Saporito Friend Darryl Martin Tracy and Edward Plott Doua Kue-Morris Ballard Spahr LLP Counsel On Call Gracie & Greg Nickerson Many Thanks to our in kind donors Aurum Lounge Salon Red Solomon Brothers The Nest Norcross Arts Alliance Merrill Corporation Custom Portrait Gift CSM

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