About Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT)

Central Valley Against Human Trafficking was founded in 2009 as a result of staff’s increased awareness of minor girls presenting at Sanctuary Youth Shelter with a history of trafficking. Fresno EOC Sanctuary was awarded a federal grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create the Central Valley Freedom Coalition and raise awareness of human trafficking. The overarching goals of Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT) are to:

  • Provide leadership for the Central Valley Freedom Coalition 
  • Increase public awareness, of the dangers of trafficking and the protections that are available for victims;
  • Provide training and technical assistance to multi-sector professionals;
  • Provide outreach to those at risk for trafficking; and  
  • Identify victims of human trafficking and connect them to service delivery systems.

Fresno EOC CVAHT project partners include:

Centro la Vamilia 
Centro La Familia Advocacy Services 

Tulare County
Family Services Supporting of Tulare County

Kern Coalition Against Human Trafficking 

Marjaree Mason
Marjaree Mason Center