With considerable sadness we are announcing that as of August 1, 2015, Walk With Me Canada Victim Services is closing its doors.
Since 2010, Walk With Me has been consulted and provided assistance in over 450 cases of human trafficking, providing direct victim rescue and shelter to over 140 women and men fleeing slavery. We have provided direct support to police in well in excess of 500 investigations into cases of trafficking in Canada.
Despite this work, we have found ourselves chronically under-funded and under-resourced. While it is clear that the issue of trafficking is garnering increased interest and awareness in Canada, there continues to be serious lack of services or funds available for providing victim care. Providing rescue to victims who cannot be provided with the necessary and appropriate supports to successfully transition their lives has felt increasingly untenable.
Timea continues her work to combat human trafficking and slavery and can be reached www.timeanagy.com
Both Timea and Jill continue to be committed to fighting against human trafficking, and are open to consultation on a fee for service basis. Jill can still be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all of you who have supported us emotionally, physically, and financially for the last 5 years.
We have seen some changes in policy; we have watched public awareness grow; we have had a hand in rescuing some lives. For all of that, we are so very grateful.
Robert Hooper Chair, Timea E Nagy, Founder, Jill Trites Executive Director
2015, Jun 25th