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Anti- Human Trafficking Program at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc. Anti-Human Trafficking Assistance has a long-standing commitment to the plight of human trafficking in Southwest Florida by providing intensive case management and mental health counseling to all individuals who are the victims of this crime as they attempt to integrate into society after being rescued.

The Catholic Charities Anti-Human Trafficking Assistance team works closely with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors throughout Southwest Florida to provide and coordinate an expansive array of services to survivors from basic human needs to legal representation. The Catholic Charities Anti-Human Trafficking Assistance program offers comprehensive case management and direct assistance to all victims of severe human trafficking, which include minors, adults, and both domestic and foreign-born individuals. The program offers a victim-centered approach to delivering aid to clients while maintaining a mission of compassion, integrity, and empathy.

Date & Location

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Plantation Golf & Country Club
500 Rockley Blvd
Venice Fl 34293


Please RSVP 5 days prior to the event.

Please email Jeannine Byrnes at or call 941-330-5913 for more information.


There will be no Mass or adoration at the new location – just the speaker and networking at the NEW LOCATION. Plantation Golf & Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd, Venice FL, 34293

Erika Pineros

Director for the Anti-Human Trafficking Program at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice

Erika Pineros is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the Director for the Anti- Human Trafficking Program at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Psychology and obtained a Master of Arts is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her clinical work has focused on trauma victims including domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Throughout the past seven years, she has managed the Anti- Human Trafficking Program at Catholic Charities, which offers case management assistance to survivors throughout 10 counties.

Ms. Pineros works collaboratively with community partners to ensure access to resources and services to survivors of human trafficking. She also conducts outreach events and trainings to raise awareness about human trafficking. Ms. Pineros has conducted many trainings to professionals across different settings as well as the general public. She has been invited to speak at National conferences on the topic of Human Trafficking. She is the cofounder of the Statewide Coalition Combatting Labor Trafficking, which uses a multidisciplinary approach to address gaps for Labor Trafficking. Ms. Pineros serves on steering committee for the Safe Shelter Collaborative in Florida, is an active member of the circuit 20 Task Force Against Human Trafficking and has led the Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings in Southwest Florida.


Contact for Questions

Please RSVP 5 days prior to the event.

Jeannine Byrnes

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