AEHT Welcomes Support from FSPA to Help End Human Trafficking

February 28, 2024


DATE: February 29, 2024 

CONTACT: Waed Al-Nimri, AEHT Communications Director OR

                  Jane Comeau, FSPA Communications Team,


AEHT Welcomes Support from FSPA to Help End Human Trafficking


[BRIGHTON, MI] The Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) is thrilled to announce a landmark partnership with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA), including a generous gift that provides significant support in the efforts to end human trafficking. This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to justice, mobilization, and the restoration of dignity to survivors of human trafficking.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) has a history of standing up for justice and making positive changes. By joining hands with The Alliance, they are showing their commitment to helping people live free from exploitation and trafficking. This partnership opens up new opportunities for us to reach more people, teach more communities, and offer better support to those affected by trafficking.

“We are deeply thankful to the FSPA for their kindness and support. This partnership is a strong sign of hope and community in our mission to stop human trafficking,” said Katie Boller Gosewisch, Director of AEHT. “By joining together, we’re not just bringing more resources but also encouraging everyone to come together to make a real difference.”

FSPA’s support will help AEHT do more to address human trafficking, support survivors, and spread the word about how to stop exploitation. It shows a shared belief that caring for others and educating people are vital to stopping trafficking.

“The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are pleased to collaborate with AEHT in the effort to raise awareness about modern slavery and to assist survivors with their needs. Our passion for justice around this human rights issue causes us to link our material and spiritual resources with others worldwide. We want to be part of a transformative moment in the lives of the victims,” Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Marlene Weisenbeck shares. “Human trafficking remains a social issue and a relational issue with racist, gender, and cultural domination undertones. It cuts across ideological, age-related, and political persuasions. As followers of the Gospel, we are morally outraged by the inhuman treatment that children and adults endure through this abominable criminal industry in the world. Survivors have told us: It takes more than rescue. Be enraged. Create solutions. Have urgency in your voice. In the absence of citizen action, the U.S. government and our churches won’t be effective. Join us in this work.”

AEHT and FSPA invite others inspired by this partnership to join us in our work. Together, by sharing resources and speaking up, we can take effective steps towards ending human trafficking.


About AEHT and FSPA:

Alliance to End Human Trafficking was founded in 2013 by a group of Catholic Sisters committed to ending human trafficking and supporting survivors. They created a national network of resources and support that includes many different congregations of women religious and mission-aligned partners. Today, this member-based organization has grown to include more than 115 congregations and another 100+ individuals and organizations spread throughout the United States. AEHT is also the U.S. member of Talitha Kum, the international network of consecrated life working to end human trafficking.


Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration is a community of vowed Franciscan women engaged in furthering the work of the Gospel and the Catholic Church. FSPA partners in ministry, affiliates and prayer partners, join the sisters in service of God’s mission. Together they collaborate to minister in areas of greatest need, living the Gospel through contemplation and action. Visit FSPA online at