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.



NCCASA Trainings

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation

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Chi Rho Radio Show

Join Tammy from The Ursus Institute each week at 9am and 7pm on Sundays, 5 pm on Tuesday, 9am on Wednesday, and 7pm on Friday (EST) to learn more about the world of human trafficking.

The Voice of Hope International

TVOHI,a micro-non-profit 501(c)(3), focused on anti-human trafficking, is a division of the Ursus Institute. 

Culture of Life, On tap

Guest Speaker:

Annual Silent Auction

and Dinner:

Fall for a Better Tomorrow

Past Events


Join us for brunch on Saturday, October 19th

Join us on Thursday, 11/7 

at 6:30 PM

View past presentations



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
00:00 / 00:00

Interview with Fernando Figueroa, President  Anti Trafficking Bureau Dominican Republic

Punta Cana - Tammy & Fernando Figueroa
00:00 / 00:00

Interview with Kari Travis, Carolina Journal

Interview - Kari Travis
00:00 / 00:00

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Help fight human trafficking and make a difference

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