A State Free of Human Trafficking

aka NC Stop Human Trafficking   |   Farmville, NC   |
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EIN: 27-1154250


Vision: A State free of Human Trafficking Mission: Creating communities actively working to abolish Human Trafficking

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Founder, CEO

Ms. Pam Strickland

Main address

PO Box 959

Farmville, NC 27828 USA

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Formerly known as

Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now



Subject area info

Women's rights

Human services

Population served info


Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

Emergency responders

NTEE code info

(Women's Rights) (R24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, advertising, maintaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for labor or services through the use of FORCE, FRAUD, or COERCION for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or slavery. (Trafficking Victims Protection Act, The State of North Carolina has the 10th highest number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. ( 25% of the victims are children. 71% are female. The average age of a child first being prostituted is 11-14 years old. (Children prostituted by their own families tend to be much younger.) Many traffickers use drugs as a form of manipulation and coercion. Victims of child sexual abuse are extremely vulnerable to other forms of abuse, including sex trafficking.

Our programs

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Training and Education

We educate community members about human trafficking and how to identify and report it.

We provide customized training to professionals regarding how to recognize and serve human trafficking victims in their specific environment.
For example, when we train school personnel, we show a video that focuses on teenagers grooming and recruiting other students at school. We list red flags that could be specifically noticed at school like a change in dress, more sexualized language, friends, attendance.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders

Building coalitions that will help prevent, identify and serve human trafficking victims
We are committed to being a part of the anti-human trafficking movement in NC, and facilitating the engagement of others. Our nonprofit has been a member of the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking since we began. Our founder served on the Board of Directors for several years, and rolled off in December 2018, having served as the Co-Chair. Being a member of NCCAHT offered tremendous value from learning from other organizations and individuals, the networking opportunities and having a like-minded community,
That’s why we are a member of the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking, why we attend all the meetings of the NC Human Trafficking Commission, why we’re part of a Governor’s Crime Commission grant team . . .every person and organization has a part to play and we need to work together to create “A state free of human trafficking”.

But not every person or agency has the interest or ability to be engaged at a state-wide level. That’s why we started the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking in 2016.

We invited Law Enforcement, Dept of Social Services, the Child Advocacy Center, the Center for Family Violence Prevention, the local Sexual Assault Center, Pitt County Schools, representatives from the regional hospital in Greenville (Vidant), Project FIGHT (the Human Trafficking division of The Salvation Army), and Legal Aid of NC, among others.
This group has been meeting monthly for training, project-planning, information-sharing, networking and community building since the summer of 2016. This group is having a positive impact on the community, as well as on individual survivors of human Trafficking.
As we have traveled to other communities to attend meetings and offer trainings, it became apparent that other communities did not have a Human Trafficking Coalition and could benefit from creating one. For this reason, we’ve begun assisting other communities in creating coalitions.

For example, we are a member of a team funded by the NC Governor’s Crime Commission that is seeking to increase identification of and services to victims of human trafficking in underserved areas. As part of that project, we are currently assisting organizations in Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Northampton Counties in forming a regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking. (First meeting was held in September 2019.)

We are also helping to create a new coalition in Wayne, Lenoir, and Greene Counties.

We have a “Coalition-building” workshop that we share with individuals/organizations who are interested in creating a coalition in their community. Then we walk through the steps and help them determine who to invite, how to invite them, and help them manage the first few meetings. We have experience in creating and facilitating a Coalition Against Human Trafficking and we are eager to share that lived knowledge.

When organizations and individuals in communities connect to fight human trafficking locally, they can make a difference.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders

We have a NC legislative agenda that we share with the NC Human Trafficking Commission. We also work directly with Senators and Representatives to educate them about needed changes in statutes.

Human Trafficking statute change is also needed on the federal level, so we have relationships with the staff of both of NC’s US Senators. Their staff members attend our nonprofit events fairly regularly. We were in close communication with the staff of Senators Tillis and Burr in 2018 when the FOSTA/SESTA legislation was being debated. (With our urging, they were both co-sponsors.)

We strive to stay informed and to inform our colleagues and supporters through our newsletter. When legislation to strengthen human trafficking law is going to be up for a vote, we notify our colleagues and supporters, so they can contact their legislators.

Population(s) Served

Fair Trade Certified products are slave-free and child labor-free. The people who harvested or made the products were paid a fair, living wage.

In all of our trainings, we briefly mention what Fair Trade certified products are and explain that purchasing these products can prevent Human Trafficking in third world countries. We help attendees understand that being a conscious consumer is important and that how we spend our money here in NC impacts vulnerable people around the world.
So we encourage attendees to find Fair Trade Products in their local grocery stores. When people learn about human trafficking, they want to DO SOMETHING. We tell them that not everyone is called to start a nonprofit, or to serve victims, but everyone can switch to Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate. We ask them to make a lifestyle change and look for those products and others at their local grocery store. If they aren’t available, we encourage them to ask for it, in order to create demand for those products.

We also sell Fair Trade products at speaking engagements as appropriate. During the Advent and Christmas seasons, we attend several holiday shows and are invited to have Fair Trade Markets at churches. We also sell Fair Trade Products at community festivals and events throughout the year. Every person who comes to our space learns about Fair Trade.
By selling Fair Trade products, we directly impact the lives of the workers who made the products in countries all over the world.

And we make it possible for people in NC to help prevent human trafficking globally.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

1. Prevent human trafficking.
2. Victims are recognized and receive the services they need and deserve.
3. Communities are working together to address human trafficking.
4. Human traffickers are arrested and incarcerated for significant sentences. Victims are not criminalized; instead, they receive services.

1. Prevent Human Trafficking

A. Make prevention curriculum available to middle schools and high schools. (Includes lessons on healthy relationships, online safety, and how traffickers recruit and groom victims.)
B. Teach parents about online safety precautions for their children, how to prevent/recognize child sexual abuse and other safety tips.
C. Encourage attendance of Stewards of Children training. (This is a 2-hour training about the prevention and early detection of child sexual abuse. Because the vast majority of adults in the commercial sex industry were victims of child sexual abuse, this is a link we can’t ignore.)
D. Encourage conscious consumerism, especially the purchase of Fair Trade Certified products.

2. Victims are recognized and receive the services they need and deserve.

We increase human trafficking awareness of the general population:
a. Conduct free Human Trafficking 101 classes monthly
b. Speak to civic, church and other community groups as invited.
c. Staff tables at health fairs and other community events.
d. Create and disseminate a weekly newsletter with information about preventing and identifying human trafficking.
e. Utilize social media to inform people about the prevalence of Human Trafficking.
f. Encourage citizens to call the Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-3737-888) if they believe they’ve encountered a trafficking situation.

We train professionals who are likely to encounter potentials in the course of their job.
a. Attend meetings and conferences where we can meet these professionals and introduce the topic.
b. Contact managers of agencies and businesses and ask if we can conduct trainings. (Law enforcement, social services, healthcare providers, mental healthcare providers, hotels, schools.)
c. Develop relationships with state-wide associations, so that we can conduct trainings at their state-wide conferences, contribute articles to their newsletters, and have links on their websites.
d. Train these professionals to be trauma-informed as they interact with victims.
e. Provide information about resources these professionals can access to better serve victims.

3. Communities are working together to address human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a huge issue that no one individual or entity can stop.

a. Participate in already-existing collaborative efforts, like the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
b. Create and facilitate the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
c. Assist other communities in creating their own coalitions.

4. Human traffickers are arrested and incarcerated for significant sentences. Victim are not criminalized; instead, they receive services.

a. Stay up-to-date on current human trafficking statutes.
b. Develop relationships with state and federal legislators and/or their staff.
c. Create a Legislative Agenda
d. Educate legislators about the flaws in current statutes and make suggestions for improvement

We have a staff of two incredibly passionate women with strong work ethics.
Our Founder first learned about human trafficking in 2006 when she heard Gary Haugen, Founder of International Justice Mission, speak at a Missions Conference in Winston Salem. He showed video of a rescue his group conducted in a brothel in Asia. She was stunned. The sight of those little girls huddled in a corner together, terrified, stays with her still. She felt called to learn more and DO SOMETHING. She read books, and learned online, and attended conferences. Eventually, in 2010, she started a nonprofit, determined to educate her community about this issue, so we could work together to stop it.

I’ve attended countless conferences and workshops and training sessions since then. I continue to attend conferences and webinars, as the movement is always changing and growing.

I stay active with the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking and attend the meetings of the NC Human Trafficking Commission. I stay current with human trafficking legislative proposals.

I make it my business to stay informed about the human trafficking movement in the United States, but to be an expert about the human trafficking movement in North Carolina.

I have a business degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and helped my father manage our family business from 1990 until we closed it last year.

This business perspective is very useful in managing a nonprofit day-to-day, but it’s my passion for the issue that keeps me going.

Melinda Sampson is our Community Outreach Coordinator. She has a background in journalism, having served as a reporter and editor of several small newspapers in eastern NC. Her communication and graphic design skills are immensely valuable.
She oversees our social media presence and the creation of our weekly newsletters, and updates our web page. She conducts presentations about Human Trafficking 101, Online Safety, and Human Trafficking Prevention. She represents us at community meetings and educates the attendees about anti-human trafficking efforts in the community.
But her most valuable characteristic is her passion. She has a passion for helping the vulnerable and for making things right. In addition to working full-time for us, and being a wife and mother, she also volunteers at a soup kitchen and mentors at-risk girls.

1. Prevent Human Trafficking
How many schools are using prevention curriculum?
How many parents have attended class/webinar about preventing sex trafficking?
What amount of Fair Trade Products have we sold? In 2019, we sold over $17,000 of Fair Trade Products.
2. Victims are recognized and receive the services they need and deserve.
How many Human Trafficking 101 sessions were conducted? How many people attended? According to their evaluations, did they learn helpful information?
How many civic/church/community groups have we talked to? 28 How many people attended?
How many tables at health fairs and other community events did we staff? 48
How many newsletters do we send? 52 per year Over 6,000 subscribers. How many people open them? Over 1000 every week.
How many social media followers do we have? 4,500
3. Communities are working together to address human trafficking.
Are individuals actively engaged in the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking? Yes. 26 Attendees at February meeting.
Are we assisting other communities in creating their own coalitions? How many? We are working with Greene, Lenior and Wayne Counties and Bertie, Gates, Hertford, and Northampton Counties.

4. Human traffickers are arrested and incarcerated for significant sentences. Victims are not criminalized; instead, they receive services.
Are we increasing the number of state and federal legislators and/or their staff that we have relationships with? Yes, although that is on hold due to Covid 19.
Do we have a comprehensive Legislative Agenda? Yes.
Are we educating legislators about the flaws in current statutes and making suggestions for improvement? Yes, although that is on hold due to Covid 19.
Are legislators willing to introduce legislation that we recommend? They have in the past. Hopefully, they will do so in the next long session.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

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Average of 0.39 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 0.5 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 1% over 7 years

Funding sources info

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Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of North Carolina STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $10,074
As % of expenses 4.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $8,112
As % of expenses 3.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $213,377
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 2.4%
Membership dues 1.4%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 54.0%
All other grants and contributions 42.2%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $206,200
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 52.9%
Professional fees 3.3%
Occupancy 5.5%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 38.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $208,162
One month of savings $17,183
Debt principal payment $1,184
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $226,529

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 3.5
Months of cash and investments 3.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.8
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $60,972
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $13,423
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 23.5%
Unrestricted net assets $71,602
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,300
Total net assets $72,902

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Founder, CEO

Ms. Pam Strickland

Pam first became interested in the subject of Human Trafficking at a Missions Conference in 2006 where she learned about young girls being forced into prostitution in Asia. Since then, she has led three Mission Trips to Moldova, where part of the team’s job was to educate the young people about trafficking, in an effort to prevent them from becoming victims. Pam speaks frequently to community groups, as well as conducting training for professional and pre-professional groups (such as social workers, counselors, teachers, law enforcement, nurses, physician’s assistants, and others). Pam is passionate about preventing labor trafficking internationally by educating people about Fair Trade and responsible consumerism. Pam earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1990. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their two dogs.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/10/2023
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Board chair

Ms. Amy Moore

Dixon Social Interactive

Term: 2023 - 2026

Amy Moore

Dixon Social Interactive Services

John Felton

ECU Health

Faris Dixon

Pitt Co District Attorney

Paula Dance

Pitt Co Sheriff

Oriel Elder

NC Demand Reduction Task Force

Aminah Ghaffar


Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2023

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  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.