More than a dozen organizations are members of the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. From community organizations and mentorship programs to advocacy organizations and direct service providers, PCCAHT has a variety of voices at the table to improve human trafficking victim crisis response, victim recovery, awareness initiatives and preventative programs.
N.C. Stop Human Trafficking
N.C. Stop Human Trafficking is the facilitating organization for the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. NC Stop Human Trafficking is a non-profit organization that works to eradicate human trafficking locally and globally. The organization does that through free community education and preventative programs; building strong coalitions to improve victim response and community awareness; encouraging legislators to support strong anti-human trafficking laws; train professionals in all fields about human trafficking; and introduce fair trade items into the local market.
TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center
TEDI BEAR stands for Tender Evaluation, Diagnosis and Intervention for a BEtter Abuse Response. The center is a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center located in Greenville, NC. We are an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance and a member of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina. We are one of nearly 800 children’s advocacy centers across the country serving who are, or may have been, victims of child abuse or neglect. TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center serves alleged victims up to the age of eighteen. The center provides a child-friendly environment to help heal the trauma that typically accompanies abuse or neglect. TEDI BEAR also helps the parents or other caregivers of abused children, provided that the caregivers have not committed or contributed to the child’s abuse. All services are provided with the focus on the child.
Juliana Mariani, case manager
919-748-1174 (DIRECT LINE)
Project FIGHT offers crisis intervention services for victims of human trafficking. Those services include connection to resources; arranging provision of food, shelter and clothing; providing an avenue for medical care, mental health services and dental care; long-term acquisition of identification, education and housing; and legal assistance.
Daughters of Worth
In 2015, Daughters of Worth was established as a direct response to girls of our communities being trafficked, exploited, and abused by their families, forced to endure dire living circumstances due to extreme poverty, and attempting to self- harm due to low confidence and non-existent self-worth. Upon discovering that girls who had been sold out for sex by their families in exchange for rent, gang raped in broad day light by gang members and living without basic resources, such as food, utilities and running water – and had no trusted person in their life to turn to for help, Daughters of Worth was founded with a vision to rise up for these precious girls of our communities and with a mission to educate, equip, and empower girls of all ages to become strong women of influence in their communities.
Pitt County Sheriff’s Office
The mission of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is to serve, protect and defend the community with integrity and sound judgment, in a manner respectful of the trust that has been placed upon us, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. Our vision is to ensure the future quality of our citizens. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office sets the standard in public safety through innovation and commitment while recruiting a dynamic workforce that meets the profile of the community. We will strategically plan and prepare for the future needs in law enforcement, detention services, and civil process.
Greenville Police Department
The Greenville Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency that provides a full range of high quality law enforcement services through a departmental philosophy of community-oriented policing. As a growing, progressive agency the Department continuously implements innovative techniques and methods to protect and serve the expanding community. This highly motivated department currently employs more than 200 sworn employees and 53 civilian employees who serve with the utmost professionalism in the various bureaus, divisions and units.
Center for Family Violence Prevention
The Center for Family Violence Prevention is a nonprofit organization focused on the intervention and prevention of domestic violence. The center is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and promoting healthy family relationships in our community.
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.
REAL Crisis Intervention
REAL Crisis Intervention INC. is a 24-hour, free and confidential crisis intervention and support center. REAL Crisis Intervention offers crisis counseling and information and referral services. REAL Crisis provides the sexual assault advocacy services in Pitt, Beaufort, Martin, Washington, Lenoir and Greene Counties. Services are provided via telephone contact, walk-in and off-site sexual assault crisis response. REAL Crisis is the NC call center for Lifeline (the national suicide prevention hotline). REAL Crisis has volunteer opportunities available! For more information please contact REAL at 252-758-HELP.
PFLAG Greenville, N.C.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.