Agencies, advocates in fight against human trafficking coming together for event in The Woodlands

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This Thursday, dozens of government agencies and organizations that work in the fight against human trafficking will be under one roof The Woodlands.

The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will host its first annual community event. The free event is on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church located at  2200 Lake Woodlands Drive.

The hope is that people can connect with an organization and join the fight. 

Tyler Dunman, Assistant District Attorney with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, also says educating the public on the topic helps law enforcement identify and solve human trafficking cases.

"In law enforcement, we rely on the public so much in doing this work for information, for tips, for things like that," Dunman told FOX 26.

Becca Cary is the founder of Hands of Justice, a non-profit based in Conroe, that raises awarness about the human trafficking and provides scholarships for survivors.

Hands of Justice is one of more than 35 organizations that will be at the event. 

Cary is also a survivor of human trafficking. She says this type of event also gives survivors hope.

"To have the community come out together and really say, ‘We see you and we understand what you’re going through, and we support you,' is beyond anything for many survivors," she concluded.