Who We Are — and Why

Before Our Very Eyes is a human trafficking awareness campaign with a focus on domestic human trafficking which involves both sexual exploitation and forced labor. Our goal is to reach people who know very little about human trafficking, to encourage them to learn more about the topic, to identify it in our own surroundings, and to fight it right here in our own neighborhoods. Before Our Very Eyes is a project of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC).

San Mateo Planning Committee Members: Maureen Freschet, Council Member, City of San Mateo; Susan Manheimer, Police Chief, City of San Mateo; Mike Brosnan, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, County of San Mateo; Dana Stoehr, CEO, San Mateo County Event Center; Oleksii Chuiko, Director of Operations, Asiya Shriners; Amanda Freeman, Program Director, Rape Trauma Services; Terry Lee, Associate Head of School, The Nueva School; Brian Wo, Director of Partnerships & Co-Founder, BAATC; Belinda Carr, BOVE Coordinator; Honerable Georgi LaBerge, BOVE Coordinator, Pamela Estes, BOVE Coordinator.


Before Our Very Eyes is a program of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, a nonprofit public benefit corporation that qualifies as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classifies as a public charity under IRC Sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

If you are a witness to or victim of

Human Trafficking, contact the

Human Trafficking Hotline:


or text

HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)