A community of service providers for survivors of human trafficking.

Sheltered 2020 Rescheduled for Sept 15-18!

Due to the increasing health safety concerns of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the USA, Sheltered 2020 has officially been rescheduled. 

We are so excited to share that while our conference was rescheduled, WE HAVE A NEW DATE SCHEDULED! The Sheltered Conference will take place September 15th-18th...different time, same place! 

And we are not slowing down! Until we can be together at our September conference, we are excited to offer:

  • A HUGE announcement from Bill Woolfe (Director of Human Trafficking Programs, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice) coming soon!
  • Webinars for members highlighting the breakout sessions hosted by some of our guest speakers, stay tuned for more info!

We hope to see you in September!

What is the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance?

The field of residential care for survivors of sexual exploitation/prostitution/trafficking is relatively new. According to our 2017 “Practices” survey, the average agency offering shelter services for trafficking victims has only 5.28 years of experience. With a field this new, we need to be intentional about supporting one another, continuously learning, and working together to advance the profession.

Therefore, the Alliance has been established with the following objectives: to offer a feature-rich online platform where members can share and learn, develop professional education to increase staff and leadership competencies, assert standards of care leading to levels of accreditation, and work together with service providers to ensure the highest quality of care for survivors.

The Goals of the Alliance

To foster a responsive Community of members

To improve the Competency of agencies to do their work

To enhance the
Credibility of this field

To establish a
Collective Voice


The Alliance's mission is to bring together residential service providers. We also encourage membership and participation of any organization or entity that is actively engaged in anti-trafficking efforts. Check out our two types of membership to see which one fits best for your organization.



General membership is designed specifically for agencies that are currently open and providing residential services for survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, or prostitution. 

Those of us who have experienced living day to day with survivors understand the joys and difficulties we face working with this unique population. Through the Alliance’s general membership, we are able to connect with others who have responded to the need to serve alongside those who have experienced the darkest side of humanity.



As a community of residential service providers, we recognized that partnering with other service providers beyond residential is crucial to effectively responding to the needs of this population. 

In response, we offer the Associate Membership which is designed specifically for agencies that work with survivors when they are in a different season of need from residential. This includes street outreach, drop-in centers, case management, advocacy and awareness, and the other various ways we must work to support those most in need.


Too often, the process of getting victims placed in programs involves a frontline responder spending hours looking for availability. The Alliance endeavors to improve the efficiency of victim placement into qualified programs, so we have created the Alliance Referral System (ARS).

A Referring Agency (law enforcement, courts, hospital, social work, task force, etc.) with a candidate fills out the ARS form.

The form is quickly reviewed and then immediately sent out to our database of approved shelter programs.

Shelter programs that have availability and match the candidate’s needs contact the Referring Agency, and they take it from there.

Sheltered 2020
Inspire. Educate. Connect.

September 15 - 18, 2020

Price:  Members - $199; Non-members - $249

Southeast Christian Church La Grange Campus
410 South 1st Street, La Grange, KY 40031


“Wings of Refuge is thrilled to align with the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance. Their conference was the richest I have been to from a nuts and bolts standpoint on "doing restoration" with survivors. I have had a dream in my heart to work smarter and not harder, that we are better together, and so much can be gained in unifying whenever possible. Being at the Sheltered conference was like watching the dream in my heart play out on a national level."

Joy Fopma

Development Director at Wings of Refuge

"As a newly founded trauma-informed residential restorative care program, Fresh Start is extremely excited about being a part of an alliance that offers such amazing structure, guidance and care. This opportunity not only allows us to connect and share with others committed to being a help in the profession of restorative care; but it also gives us tremendous access to valuable support that will surely benefit both our agency and clients for years to come."

Dr. Tracy Gibson

Executive Director at Fresh Start Life Recovery & Transitional Program

"The Sheltered Alliance is the answer to the need for shelters to share resources and collaborate to develop best practices in shelter care. Her Song is so happy to be in the company of the many pioneers working for liberty and justice for trafficking victims."

Rachel White

Founder and Executive Director at Her Song Jacksonville

Any questions about becoming a member?