A non-profit that works to combat human trafficking

"The most deadly poison of our times is indifference." 

 St Maximilian Kolbe

Our Mission

The Ursus Institute encourages the use of research, the collection of data, and the promotion of community involvement to support efforts within the anti-human trafficking community.



The Ursus Institute uses research, data, and community engagement to disrupt human trafficking and to help the survivors in their recovery. We believe that there is not a single solution to this problem but there can be an organized method in these pursuits. Research and data are powerful tools for the education of the community and should be utilized to inform policy and government practice as well as help in best practices for survivor care. By networking within the anti-trafficking community, we can operate more effectively than any organization could individually. We will always be an open and transparent organization working diligently in these pursuits.



Fall for a better tomorrow!

Our Annual Event!

Sunday, 12/4 at 5pm

Concert with 3 local artists!

Ticket includes food and drink

Silent Auction


We have a new partner!

The Ursus Institute is excited to be the recipient of donations from Southern Accents Painting Company. Need a quote for painting? Call Michael for a free estimate:


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The Voice of Hope International

The Voice of Hope is a  is a micro-non-profit 501(c)(3), focused on anti-human trafficking efforts and is a division of The Ursus Institute


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What is Stella?

An app that fights human trafficking..

 Stella is a new solution to an old problem: pulling together information on human trafficking so efforts can be coordinated.


Audio Interview with Tammy Harris, Founder & Executive Director

Listen for the reason why Tammy Harris works to fight human trafficking

Past Events of 

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Tammy Harris


Darlene Pawlik

Founder and Executive Director

The Ursus Institute

To contact a survivor of sex trafficking


Interview with Peter Everett, Vice President Anti Trafficking Bureau Dominican Republic

Avenida Estados Unidos - Tammy & Peter Everett
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Interview with Fernando Figueroa, President  Anti Trafficking Bureau Dominican Republic

Punta Cana - Tammy & Fernando Figueroa
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Interview with Kari Travis, Carolina Journal

Interview - Kari Travis
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