The Avery Center

We believe that lived experience must inform change.

Greeley, CO   |  https://theaverycenter.org/

Mission

We believe that lived experience must inform change. We are leading the change-makers in our community and across the nation to end commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Our research is used to reduce demand, convict traffickers, and decrease barriers for marginalized populations through evidence-based services.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-founder and Director of Research

Ms. Megan Lundstrom

Director of Services

Ms. Danae Duran

Main address

PO Box 336391

Greeley, CO 80633 USA

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Formerly known as

Free Our Girls

EIN

47-2494559

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Job Training Program

Creating Economic Empowerment
Based in Greeley, Colorado, our Job Training Program provides immediate employment for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, while teaching entrepreneurship by involving program participants in all areas of program operations. Designed with the utmost flexibility, the program can meet each participant where they are, and works to address and process triggers common for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation when they re-enter the workforce at-large.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of care packages delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers reflect our unique monthly participants.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims of crime and abuse, Low-income people

Related Program

Job Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

WHERE ARE WE HEADED? (END OF 2023)
OUR VISION
Avery is recognized as a leader in the anti-trafficking industry. Our work and research is widely published internationally.
We have received an NIJ grant, enabling our research alongside thousands of people.
We see a full time staff assigned to "Taking Flight" with 8 survivors employed, 4 days per week.
We have refined our continuum of services, such that we have multiple entry points for survivors to effectively walk alongside, meeting needs.
We see >50% funding coming from internal program. We see a transition in our leadership to focus on "chief visionary" and research activities.
We have a robust, ongoing individual donor base; target is annual gifts that contribute TBD % revenue. We see a staff of at least 5 staff members.
We see corporate partnerships developing in the beginning stages. We will own the house.
We have established processes, policies, procedures for all operations, with clear roles and responsibilities. We have a full working Board, with 7 seats filled.
We have a process to capture Megan's vision and ideas, to harness, decide and bring them to life. Avery is training how to do research in this arena.
We see an improvement with national law enforcement. We have an organized approach to policy. We are engaging, training, and appreciating 150 active volunteers.
Our volunteers are fulfilled, our donors see results, and our survivors are at the center of all we do.

INITIATIVE ACTION
Resources: Staffing; Volunteers; Board; Working Board (7); Board engagement; Volunteer onboarding.
Policy and Procedures: Megan brain dump; Grants; Security training; Trauma informed; Mental health care management.
Organizational Structure: Legal; Org. chart with roles and responsibilities.
Prioritization: Gantt chart; Clarity on next steps; Process to prioritize and park new ideas.
Diversified Funding: Reporting; Donor development; Explore options as combined organization.
Avery Brand Shift: Mitigate risk of Megan brand and Avery being one in the same; Titles and names, not just Megan; About Us = the organization + mission; Focus on org. story; Separate out Megan keynotes/publishing; clarity on who we are; Usage of social media; SEO.
Security: Security system; locks on doors.
Legalization/Decriminalization: Education; Awareness; Sharing research.

Our team has grown substantially which is in itself a goal and a capability for meeting other goals. We are all committed to the vision and mission, the work and the success of the organization.

Leadership- How you show up to lead in your space

Truth and Honesty- Transparency, communication, and integrity Speak to me out of truth and honesty

Healthy Relationships- Boundaries; self care; cooperation; supportive not competitive

From our Strat Op "scrub" you can see some of what we have accomplished so far.
• Our Vision (By 2023)
o Avery is recognized globally as a leader in the anti-trafficking sector
o Our work and research is widely published internationally
o We see a full time staff assigned to TF with 8 survivors employed, 4 days per week
o We have refined our continuum of services, such that we have multiple entry points for survivors to effectively walk alongside, meeting needs
o We see >50% funding coming from internal programming
o We see a transition in our leadership to focus on “chief visionary” and research activities
o We have a robust, ongoing individual donor base; target is annual gifts that contribute 20% revenue
o We see a staff of 10-15 members
o We see corporate partnerships that enable us to accomplish our mission statement

Financials

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The Avery Center

Board of directors
as of 6/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Virginia Rosales


Board co-chair

Raquel DeNaeyer

Jessica Danley

Christine Forster

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Betty Strobel

Nicole Watkins

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/26/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data