January 2023 Events

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The LCHTC has events planned throughout the month to raise awareness about human trafficking and to get more community members involved with the coalition.  See below for the events happening throughout the month.

January 11 (Multiple Events)

Wear Blue Day
Kick off Party with LCHTC Members

Please join the LCHTC and kick off Human Trafficking Awareness Month, from 5pm-8pm at El Vaquero on the Docks.  The Kick Off event is a good time to get together and remember all the work done in 2022 and talk more about the continued work we hope to do in 2023.  The LCHTC will be providing appetizers; attendees are responsible for their own beverages. We would love to see you there!  Email Amy LaGesse if you have any questions.

Community Coaster Event

Keep an eye out for LCHTC human trafficking awareness & prevention coasters being given out for free throughout local restaurants.

50/50 Raffle kick-off to benefit the LCHTC Emergency Funding program

Click here to help provide direct services to those impacted by human trafficking. Proceeds from the raffle provides 50% to the emergency fund, and 50% to the winner of the raffle. Every dollar helps! Click here to enter!

January 19

Youth Pages Bookmark Event

Uniquely designed bookmarks will be distributed throughout the Toledo area, reaching youth in order to get them to the Youth Pages Toledo website and/or to download the app on their phone. Use the QR code below to download the app. And click here to see the commercial.

January 22

Yoga Donation Karma Class

Join leaders of theLucas County Human Trafficking Coalition to hear a brief update on our areas progress and challenges with Human Trafficking and foster a deeper awareness of the community/world around you and how simple, easy recognition can lead to helping others. 100% of donations go to LCHTC! We will then shift our focus to a compassionate yoga practice. Ann Heckler will guide practitioners of all levels though a 60 min yoga class. You will experience energizing strength building postures, relaxing stretches and, of course , time to just unwind and let go. Options to modify allow beginners to feel welcome.


January 26

Webinar: Human Trafficking 101

The Education Committee Co-Chairs, OraLee Macklenar & Chuck Campbell, will be providing an online education session from 10am-12pm. Registration is not required. At the time of the webinar, click here to join the Zoom (Meeting ID: 871 2224 3264).

January 31

Webinar: Familial Trafficking and a Story of Hope

Webinar from 10am-12pm, with CE hours available for social workers.