Who We Are

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

We advocate for lasting solutions to prevent labor and sex trafficking, hold perpetrators accountable, ensure justice for victims and empower survivors with tools for recovery. Our collective experience implementing programs at home and abroad provides our coalition an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise.

ATEST Member Organizations

Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. CIW’s Anti-Slavery Campaign has uncovered, investigated and assisted in the prosecution of numerous multi-state farm slavery operations across the Southeastern U.S., helping liberate more than 1,200 workers held against their will since the early 1990s. The CIW is also recognized for pioneering the design and development of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm, a worker-led, market-enforced approach to the protection of human rights in corporate supply chains.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Based in Los Angeles, CAST provides comprehensive social and legal services to survivors of all forms of human trafficking in the United States. It also conducts extensive outreach, advocacy, and training efforts based on a survivors-centered approach to ending modern slavery.

Covenant House
Covenant House builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support. The doors of Covenant House are open 24/7 in 33 cities across six countries – U.S., Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – with a wide variety of programs designed to empower young people to rise and overcome adversity, today and in the future.

Free the Slaves
Free the Slaves liberates slaves, helps them rebuild their lives, and changes the economic, legal and social systems that allow modern slavery to exist. Through innovative grassroots community organizing projects, rigorous evaluation and groundbreaking research, targeted advocacy, and compelling communications and public engagement, Free the Slaves is helping show the world that ending slavery is possible.

HEAL Trafficking
HEAL Trafficking is a network of more than 3,500 survivors and multidisciplinary professionals in 35 countries building the capacity of health care systems and health professionals to respond to trafficking. HEAL works to mobilize a shift in the anti-trafficking paradigm toward approaches rooted in public health principles and trauma-informed care.

Human Trafficking Legal Center
The Human Trafficking Legal Center is a bridge to justice for trafficking survivors. We connect trafficking survivors with pro bono representation so they can seek justice and thrive. We demand accountability from traffickers, from governments, and from corporations.

Humanity United Action
Humanity United Action is dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring freedom and peace. The organization develops relationships and engages with key government and advocacy stakeholders in pursuit of legal and policy change, regulatory action, and public funding.

McCain Institute for International Leadership
Inspired by the character-driven leadership of Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute implements programs and initiatives to make a difference in people’s lives across a range of critical areas: leadership development, human rights, rule of law, national security, counterterrorism and combatting human trafficking.

National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
NN4Y is the nation’s leading organization advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. We are a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, advocates and individuals who work toward our vision of a world where vulnerable and homeless youth can escape the dangers of the streets and access safety, youth-appropriate services, hope and healing.

Polaris works to dismantle the systems that make sex and labor trafficking possible and profitable in North America. For more than a decade, Polaris has provides real-time response to victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and harnessing what we learn from that experience to help inform, design and implement scaleable, long-term solutions that leverage the insight of survivors and hold all actors in the human trafficking ecosystem accountable.

Safe Horizon
Based in New York City, Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and helps more than 250,000 people each year who have been affected by child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking or other violent crimes.

Solidarity Center
The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization helping workers attain safe and healthy workplaces, family-supporting wages, dignity on the job, widespread democracy and greater equity at work and in their community. The organization assists workers across the globe as, together, they fight discrimination, exploitation and the systems that entrench poverty—to achieve shared prosperity in the global economy. The Solidarity Center uses its expertise to combat some of the worst forms of labor exploitation, including forced labor, human trafficking, and migrant worker exploitation.

United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking
The United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking was founded in 2015 as a global center to accelerate action. We are working to create effective community-based solutions, galvanize collaboration across sectors, and build public and political will to support, fund and scale strategies across the world that find, stop, and prevent human trafficking. We are innovating where needed, uplifting good work already being done, and utilizing the United Way network to scale the anti-trafficking movement.

Verité is a US-based nonprofit organization that promotes worker rights in global supply chains through research, assessments, training, consultation, and policy advocacy. It leverages its experience in multiple sectors worldwide to set robust expectations for accountability in supply chains on forced labor and labor trafficking, as well as all other labor rights.

Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

Click here for contacts for ATEST member organizations.

ATEST Leadership

ATEST Co-Chairs

  • Leigh LaChapelle | Associate Director of Survivor Advocacy, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

ATEST Director

  • Terry FitzPatrick | Email: terry.fitzpatrick@ATEST-US.org | Cell: 571-282-9913

ATEST Fiscal Sponsor

ATEST Funding

Info Kits

  • Download ATEST’s Core Principles here.
  • Download the ATEST Background Kit on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery here.
  • Download the ATEST Fact Sheet on Slavery and Trafficking for 2022 Federal Candidates here.