Washington Engage Has a New Executive Director!

Kerri Pedrick has joined WA Engage as the Executive Director. Her passion and experience is in empowering and directly supporting young people, refugees and those who serve them. For the last seven years, Kerri has served in different areas of leadership at Peace Community Center in Tacoma, WA. Kerri's education is in community-based social work with a master’s degree in Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University School of Social Work in New York, NY. She grew up in rural eastern Washington but has called Tacoma home for the last 13 years, where she lives with her husband James and daughter Penny. Kerri is excited to put her passion, experience and skills to work to help prevent human trafficking by protecting and empowering the most vulnerable in our communities.

First Survivor Voices Program Graduates!

We are so proud of our first cohort to graduate from the WA Engage Survivor Voices program!  Take a moment to visit the Survivor Voices page and hear... Continue reading

New Take On Program for Youth!

This week WA Engage is training the first group of facilitators for the new Take On Olympia Program! Housed in the Thurston County Juvenile Court, male and female facilitators will be working with at-risk youth in the detention center, on probation and also civil youth, to engage them in the fight against human trafficking. Continue reading

Support Don Backman!

I am thrilled to tell you about an amazing and adventurous WA Engage supporter. In June, Don Backman will be kayaking from Olympia to Anacortes to raise awareness of human trafficking and funds for our organization! Check out Don's You Tube "promo" video. Continue reading

Just Released - Spring 2016 Report!

Want to know what WA Engage has been up to over the past 6 months?  Click on Read More to go directly to the Spring 2016 Report... Continue reading

FWCAT as Independent Non-Profit!

Congratulations to Brenda Oliver and team at the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking for attaining their own 501(c)(3) non-profit status! We are thrilled that FWCAT will remain in the WA Engage family as a working partner... Continue reading

Online Training for Healthcare Providers

Through a strong partnership with Dr. Cynthia Wolfe, Emergency Room and Family Care physician, WA Engage is able to offer training for medical personnel on screening patients for human trafficking.  For medical staff unable to attend an in-person training, there is now a professional online alternative.... Continue reading

WA Engage Presents at Native American Conference

Congratulations to Jeri Moomaw and Ruth Hill for an amazing job this week presenting a 2-hour workshop on human trafficking at the ATNI Conference (Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians). Jeri also gave a general assembly presentation to over 200 tribal leaders! Continue reading

2016 Bill Tracker!

Be sure to visit the new 2016 Legislative Session page to learn about anti-trafficking bills introduced this session...

Coalition Events in Your Community!

Want to learn more about human trafficking in your community? Please join two WA Engage community coalitions for upcoming key events in your area.... Continue reading