BCAT Welcomes New Co-Chair
Patti Cullen has now joined Kathy Bennett as the new co-chair of the coalition. (You may remember reading about Patti in a recent BCAT Newsletter profile.) She is a founding member of BCAT and serves on the coalition’s Community Outreach Sub-Committee, working on such projects as movie screenings, hotel outreach, 2018 conference planning, and community events to raise awareness about human trafficking in our county. Patti is on the Board of Directors of Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, Inc., a Bucks County professional women’s service organization working to improve the lives of women and young girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Patti also serves a grant writer for Soroptimist International, securing grants for such projects as GED tutoring for women recovering from substance abuse and for human trafficking victim care kits. The kits are distributed to women and young girls identified as victims of human trafficking or domestic abuse.
Patti Cullen participated June 8 in a panel discussion titled “Current Efforts and Available Services” at the “Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness to Action” conference presented by the Nationalities Service Center, The University of Thomas Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Dawn’s Place, Villanova University Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Salvation Army New Day Drop-In Center.