Please contact COVA’s Human Trafficking Program to ask about referrals and currently available services.
If this is an emergency call 911
If you are looking for emergency shelter support call Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline at 866-455-5075
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, dial Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255
COVA’s Human Trafficking Program (HTP) Survivor Support Services provides referrals, and case management services to eligible victims of both labor and sex trafficking in Colorado. Case managers can work with survivors that have recently exited a trafficking situation to identify goals and connect to supportive resources to restore self-sufficiency, safety, and autonomy.
Through our network of partners we can support survivors in finding:
- Housing & Shelter (COVA does not own direct housing resources or is a provider of shelter services)
- Accessible Food Options
- Clothing & Personal Care Items
- Referrals & Support for Medical and Mental Health Services
- Legal Assistance
- Educational Opportunities
- Referrals and Support for Employment Services
Please call or email if you are a service provider who is interested in making a referral to COVA’s Human Trafficking Program.
The first step with any referral to the program is to have a conversation with the survivor where we will gather basic information to better understand the safety concerns, urgent needs, and goals of the survivor and conduct a basic eligibility screening. If an eligible victim/survivor is interested in being supported by a case manager, a more comprehensive intake appointment can be scheduled with a COVA case manager to establish long-term safety and self-sufficiency goals.
COVA’s HTP is able to support survivors that fit the definition of trafficking as outlined in the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) which defines a human trafficking victim as a person induced to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any person under age 18 who performs a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking, regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion was present. In Colorado, forced labor or commercial sex involving a minor is a form of child abuse.
All members of COVA’s Human Trafficking Programs are required by law (C.R.S.19-3-304) to report child abuse/neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, caretaker neglect, and exploitation of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as allegations of imminent risk of harm to self or others.
Asian Pacific Development Center (Denver Metro)
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (State Wide)
Voluntad -Formerly Street’s Hope (Denver Metro)
Colorado Legal Services (State Wide)
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (State)
Colorado Human Trafficking Council (State Wide)
Colorado Crisis Services (State Wide)
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