Heal Trafficking Inc

A world HEALed of trafficking.

aka HEAL Trafficking   |   Long Beach, CA   |
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Heal Trafficking Inc

EIN: 47-3969303


HEAL Trafficking leads innovative health solutions to eradicate human trafficking in our communities worldwide.

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Principal Officer

Amanda Stylianou Ph.D., LCSW

Main address

236 Ximeno Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90803 USA

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Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

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501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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HEAL aims seeks to end human trafficking by approaching it as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and by equipping health care professionals and systems to effectively respond to trafficking.

Our programs

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

HEAL Trafficking

HEAL provides health professionals, globally, with the educational and training resources they need to recognize human trafficking when they see it, and to humanely and safely respond in ways that protect dignity, show respect and prevent further harm to the person being trafficked.

HEAL has created assessment and protocol toolkits which are downloadable, shares best-practice resources with a network of over 4,000 health professionals in the US and 50 other countries, offers webinars, group trainings, and customized programs and speaking engagements, each based on the needs of the health professionals seeking training and guidance.

Because all of HEAL’s trainers are recognized experts in the field of human trafficking as a health crisis, each program’s purpose is to educate and train, ultimately putting an end to trafficking.

HEAL’s reach is worldwide. If there is a need, (and there isn’t a corner of the world where human trafficking doesn’t exist), then HEAL is available to help.

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Our results

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

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Since 2013, HEAL has trained over 20,000 professionals in how to identify and respond to human trafficking.

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Charting impact

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

HEAL aims to provide trauma and lived experience-informed and person-centered resources both for individual health care workers as well as larger health centers and systems. In addition, HEAL's goals focus on providing excellent training and technical assistance for health care providers and systems in order to support them in identifying and addressing human trafficking.

One of HEAL's most impactful programs is the HEAL network, which connects over 4,500 professionals from over 50 countries in their efforts to end human trafficking.

HEAL takes a systems-change approach to end human trafficking by approaching it as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue. By partnering with experts (those with lived experience as well as those with varied professional expertise) at both national and international levels, we focus on providing the highest level of training, technical assistance and up-to-date resources to empower individuals and support system-level protocol development. In these ways, we are helping to build our collective capacity to respond to and address human trafficking in an impactful way.

In addition, HEAL advocates for local, state and federal policies that support survivors of human trafficking and empower systems to respond to and prevent human trafficking.

In addition to HEAL's global network of over 4,500 professionals, the organization maintains a dedicated board and leadership staff. All of the Board members are actively involved in the organization, bringing diverse skills, expertise, perspectives, and insights into the anti-trafficking field. HEAL also partners with other organizations to share best practices, collaborate on various initiatives, and to advance the mission of ending human trafficking.

In terms of funding, HEAL is the recipient of grants, as well as individual and foundation-based donations. These are the mechanisms that keep the organization running financially.

Overall, it is HEAL's people and wide-reaching network that are the greatest assets for reaching the organization's goals.

Since its inception in 2013, HEAL has grown a network of over 4,500 professionals spanning over 50 countries, and has provided training to over 20,000 individuals since 2017.

Through HEAL's Train the Trainer Academy, an annual two-day intensive course delivered since 2019 in collaboration with the MGH Institute of Health Professionals, HEAL has trained over 180 professionals to be able to train individuals and organizations on how to identify and support trafficked persons. HEAL has also worked with a number of health care systems to implement anti-trafficking protocols, and has been invited to consult on curriculum development in various organizations.

The HEAL Protocol Toolkit, a guide to building a health system-wide trafficking response protocol, has been downloaded over 6,000 times in over 60 countries.

HEAL Trafficking continues to grow in impact and scope, and more details about the organization's progress can be found here:


Heal Trafficking Inc
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Revenue & expenses

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

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Principal Officer

Amanda Stylianou Ph.D., LCSW

Amanda M. Stylianou, Ph.D., LCSW, is a nationally recognized expert in the anti-violence field. She has a decade of nonprofit leadership experience working at Safe Horizon, Rutgers Health, and Easterseals. Dr. Stylianou had developed and implemented numerous nonprofit programs, including multidisciplinary approaches to supporting survivors of human trafficking. Dr. Stylianou is a thought leader in the field. She co-led a critical study focused on increasing our understanding of practices used throughout the globe with adult human trafficking survivors, the results of which were published in the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work. She also co-created the first evaluability study of an anti-human trafficking program, funded by the National Institute of Justice, and published in the International Journal for Equity in Health.

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Board of directors
as of 05/23/2023
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Board chair

Dr. George Askew

Organizational demographics

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