History of SWAHT
Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking, Inc. (SWAHT) was founded under the auspices of the Zonta Club of Savannah. On April 1, 2008, Zonta, in partnership with the HOLA Program of Armstrong-Atlantic State University, brought the first training about human trafficking to Savannah, as well as a screening of the movie, Trade. At the close of the 3-hour training session, an FBI agent, a university professor, a social worker, and a college student volunteered to form a Working Group chaired by a Zontian to study and recommend actions for combating human trafficking in Savannah. The Working Group recommended the establishment of SWAHT and the organization was incorporated on 5/25/2009.
SWAHT Mission Statement
The mission of SWAHT is to mobilize the citizens of Savannah and surrounding communities to address the scourge of the $150 billion/year human trafficking industry.