October 13: Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in our Backyard
Birmingham InfraGard Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Meeting Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Topic: Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in our Backyard
Presenter: Carolyn Potter, Executive Director, The WellHouse
Mrs. Potter was born and raised in Alabama where she attended Jacksonville State University. She lived 10 years in the Atlanta area where her 3 children were born before moving to Greenville, SC. In Greenville, Mrs. Potter worked for a number of years advocating for abused and neglected children as well as establishing a non-profit for homeless youth. Mrs. Potter moved back to Alabama in 2012 and became the State Director of the Alabama CASA Network, an agency responsible for the establishment of programs advocating for children in DHR/Dependency cases in juvenile court.
Mrs. Potter was asked to take the positon of Executive Director for the WellHouse in the fall of 2014. She currently serves in this positon. She is married and her husband, John, is retired from the Navy and she enjoys spending her spare time with him and her granddaughter Clara.
About The WellHouse
The WellHouse is a faith-based and Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who have been trafficked, are prostituting, or otherwise sexually exploited. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, Christian counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assisting with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed. Life skills classes, GED preparation, and other enrichment services are part of the experience to help these women become self-sufficient and give them a sense of self-worth. The goal is for women to go on to live full and productive lives.
- Lunch is available for purchase via Eventbrite and provided by LunchBox Express
- Lunch includes: Any sandwich or wrap (Includes pickle spear, tortilla chips, homemade salsa with salad of the day OR homemade dessert), a drink (Water, Sweet Tea, Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite).
The Conference Center at Brasfield & Gorrie, 3201 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are two visitor parking lots and ample, free street parking.
What is the refund policy?
Cancellation must be made through Eventbrite before Friday, Sept 4th at 12 PM/Noon CT. Refunds (minus any Eventbrite fees) will be acknowledged within 2 business days and can take up to 5 days to process.
What if I can’t attended, but I purchased a lunch?
Any lunches left over at the end of the meeting (1:00 PM CT) will be donated to the Chapter. We cannot carry over payments to the next month meeting.
Will there be any extra lunches (that can be bought at the door)?
No. Lunches are made to order.