Come and join us in the a-MAZE-ing 5k Register with us for the a-MAZE-ing 5K Slow down or speed up but come on out and enjoy an a-MAZE-ing 5k twilight walk/run through Barbott Farm’s Corn Maze!! Sunset Coast Striders along with the Southwest Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force are proud to present the 2nd Annual Shine a Light on Human Trafficking 5k race. 100% of proceeds will be used to support professional training and community awareness programs both locally and statewide. This is a family friendly event. Costumes are encouraged. ***Nite Beams LED caps to all pre-registered racers(must be registered on or before 9/29/16)*** EarlyRead More →

How Sweet it is….. The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force is finding that out after selling out of their first batch of soap. Yes, soap.  They recently partnered with Opulent Blends out of Kalamazoo, to make a new 100 % natural paraffin free soap called: “The Sweet Smell of Surviving”.  Each bar of soap takes a month to produce and is the blend of 2 essential oils (Lavender and Spearmint). The bar is packaged in a clear bag and tied with a blue ribbon, to represent the international color of human trafficking. The soap sell for $6.00 a bar or 2 for $10.00 andRead More →

Movie Event in January as the Human Trafficking Awareness Month Nefarious : Shedding Light on Human Trafficking We are organizing a movie event where anyone and everyone are invited to the screening of the movie Nefarious on January 10, 2016, Sunday at 6 pm EST at the Overflow Church, 300 Eat Napier, Benton Harbor to raise awareness on human trafficking. It is a free event and any amount of donations are welcome from our patrons and well-wishers.Read More →

Every time you shop on Amazon you can support South West Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. You must be thinking how is that possible? The answer is on Amazon Smile through these one-time 3 easy steps:- Step 1 – Go to (link is on the bottom right side of the website), Step 2 – Sign in to your Amazon account and Step 3- Choose SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force from the drop down menu of non-profit organizations where you would like to make your contribution. How does Amazon Smile work to be a win-win situation? Every time you shop on Amazon, if a retailerRead More →

Kidnapping Investigation of a Covert Teen Girl Through Social Media In a recent investigation two suspects were alleged of kidnapping a 14 year old Covert girl on Nov. 04. The two men named Jacob Chox, 21 of New Orleans and another 25 year old man from Houston (whose name has not been released) lured the girl away from Covert in November through the use of cell phone. The victim was in foster care and was not allowed to use Internet by her foster parents. Still she managed to connect with the suspects via Internet through her friends’ cell phone. It took almost a month forRead More →