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Support anti-trafficking efforts at the ELCA Youth Gathering

Support anti-trafficking efforts at the ELCA Youth Gathering

Women of the ELCA is helping young Lutherans advocate against human trafficking in our exhibit space at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, July 15-19. Our goal is to inform 25,000-plus participants about our advocacy efforts to end human trafficking and about ways they can become agents of change in eliminating human trafficking in their communities.


youth participants from 2012 youth gatheringWe will assist seven organizations in Detroit (see the list below) that help victims of trafficking by sharing in-kind support assembled by youth in our exhibit space.

Why trafficking?

Women from more than 7,000 ELCA congregations came together at Women of the ELCA's Ninth Triennial convention in 2014 to commit to raising awareness and preventing human trafficking. Download and read the action.

Make your gift of $28 (in honor of our 28th year) to help us empower young Lutherans to become agents of change against human trafficking by:

  • helping purchase items for survivors of trafficking.
  • creating an interactive environment that raises awareness of commercial sexual exploitation.
  • creating space for participants to learn how to create awareness in their own communities.

Who we are making kits for in Detroit:

Alternatives for Girls

Common Ground Sanctuary

Covenant House Michigan

Salvation Army/East Michigan Division

Starfish Family Services

Vista Maria

All Worthy of Love

View photos from Women of the ELCA's exhibit at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering