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Address: Austin, Texas, United States
Countries served: United States
Geographic scope: Local

Facebook: allies.atx
Twitter: @alliesatx

Type: Anti-trafficking
Status: Active
Faith-based: Yes
Adult focused (NSFW): No
Sex work positive: No
Female led: Yes
Sex worker led: No

About Allies Against Slavery

We view human trafficking and slavery as a systemic problem affecting economies, institutions and individuals. So we use a 360° approach that leverages the synergy of grassroots and strategic initiatives, building a holistic model that addresses the entire problem solving continuum at the community and city level.

People involved with Allies Against Slavery

John Nehme, President & CEO
Brooke Axtell, Director of Communications & Survivor Support
Torey McDaniel Tipton, Associate Director of Key Relationships & Impact
Elizabeth Gaines, Education & Program Strategist (part-time)
Chelsea Frazier, Operations & Admin Assistant

Board Of Directors
Shelton Green, Chair
Paula Wendling, CPA, Treasurer
Grace Dai, Secretary
Board of Advisors

Noël Busch-Armendariz, PhD, LMSW, MPA
Laurie Cook Heffron, LMSW
Annette Emery, LCSW
Kirsten McDermott

Sex work focus for Allies Against Slavery

Street Escort

Sex worker demographics focus for Allies Against Slavery

Female Trafficked

We grow public will for the slave-free city vision through awareness campaigns, activism opportunities, and trainings. Our goal is to equip “ordinary abolitionists” to use their unique sphere of influence in the local movement.

We work with our partners to empower local survivors and find safe ways for community members to support them. Then we help identify gaps in care and work to fill those gaps with existing resources or by recruiting new partners.

Our unique, data-driven model allows us to convene and coordinate cross-sector partners in a citywide network. Those partners collectively design solutions and demonstrate progress toward the shared slave-free city goal.

Services offered by Allies Against Slavery

None Directly


Training Topics

Allies is committed to educating and equipping you to tangibly respond to slavery in your context, and we match the expertise of our speakers to your unique needs and goals. Our presentations and trainings cover a range of topics, including but not limited to:

General information on human trafficking, international and domestic

Human trafficking in the United States

Legal definitions of human trafficking and distinctions between types of trafficking

Labor Trafficking

Sex Trafficking

Adults / Minors

Overview of U.S. government efforts and policies combating human trafficking

Current state laws and policies combating human trafficking

Comprehensive overview of the anti-trafficking movement in Central Texas

Coalition-building, collective impact, and other cross-sector collaboration

Identifying and responding to human trafficking

Recognizing the signs of human trafficking

Law enforcement and legal

The local referral process

Outreach to victims and aftercare for survivors

Demand-reduction strategies

A “How To Respond” for community members

Strategic overview of Allies’ unique Slave-Free City model

Sector-specific responses

Types of Presentations and Trainings

Awareness Presentations

Request an Allies speaker to help raise awareness in your faith or community group, school, or professional association.

Host a Justice Party with an Allies speaker. These parties are more informal ways to raise awareness among your friends and jumpstart their involvement in the anti-slavery movement!

Educational Trainings

These deep-dive trainings are perfect for conference workshops, stakeholder/coalition meetings, organization or agency staff, and other capacity-building activities.

Speakers and trainings are available for a number of topics and tailor the presentation for your audience.

Keynote Speeches

Request a dynamic Allies Against Slavery speaker to keynote your gala, conference, or other event.

Topics have ranged from how to create large-scale social change, building a grassroots movement, and the intersectionality of slavery with other root-cause issues.

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