Sociology major Gameelah Mohamed was honored by Congressman Jim Costa during Women's History Month for her work with the Valley Crises Center in Merced.
In 2019, shortly after being employed by Valley Crisis Center, Gameelah founded an anti-trafficking group, the Merced County Freedom Coalition. The Coalition assists and educates local law enforcement, government agencies, and several other community partners to foster greater collaboration in the fight against human trafficking.
Gameelah's motivation for victim advocacy stems from her experiences as a woman of color in a culture that does not typically see women in leadership positions.
Thank you for your continuous efforts in advocating for survivors in our Valley!
Please see Congressman Costa's post here.