To empower survivors of exploitation and trafficking. Survivor Leadership is paramount to creating positive change and empowerment within and outside the movement.
To provide the survivor voice missing from mainstream efforts in the anti-human trafficking movement.
To plan, promote, and implement programs, awareness and services for other survivors.
To create social and systemic changes, and be involved in bringing forth new ideas, protocols and initiatives for exploited and/or trafficked victims.
To be involved, in the empowerment of other survivors.
To provide and assist in the development of opportunities to build on survivors capabilities.
SHADE is a remarkable organization that stands as a strong leader in the abolitionist movement. It is one of the first to give recognition to the contributions of survivors. I am proud to stand in support of, and in partnership with, Sarai Smith Mazariegos and SHADE. I am especially thankful for the courage and selflessness of SHADE members who inspire others.
-Nancy E. O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney