In the fall of 2015, the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault started its work with a staff of two, a newly seated board of directors, a very small budget and the mission to empower Indiana communities to prevent sexual assault and serve those impacted by it through comprehensive training, advocacy, increased public awareness and coordinated sexual assault services.
In five short years, the staff has grown to nine, the budget has increased by 113%, human trafficking has been added to the name and the work continues as we shift culture, support survivors, and strengthen communities to prevent and end sexual assault and human trafficking.
The Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking:
- Provides communication and a supportive network to sexual assault and human trafficking survivors, service providers, and supporters throughout Indiana.
- Promotes the expansion of sexual assault and human trafficking services.
- Assists in building the capacity of community organizations and other allies to support survivors.
- Offers comprehensive training that is evidence-based, victim centered, and culturally competent to service providers and community-based organizations.
- Provides in-depth curriculum and raises community awareness on the root causes of sexual violence and human trafficking and how to prevent both. Addresses public policy affecting survivors and service providers.
This report offers a broad overview of ICESAHT’s work during the first five years. Our accomplishments have only been possible because of our tremendous partners across the state who share our vision of ending sexual violence and human trafficking in Indiana.
As always, survivors are at the center of our work, as our priority is to ensure they have access to all the services they need and deserve at any point during their healing journey.