People… Working Together… Helping Many…
In 2001, after being held at gunpoint and personally witnessing the mass kidnapping of villagers in Malawi, Africa, Patrick Atkinson returned home and founded the international Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP), as a sub-program of the GOD’S CHILD Project. Its mission: to bring awareness about the existence and horrors of modern-day slavery.
The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP) is an international organization dedicated to ending contemporary slavery and human trafficking through public awareness, research, and direct intervention.
ITEMP is a borderless sub-program of The GOD’S CHILD Proejct, a non-denominational, non-political international charity. ITEMP operates in conjunction with national governments and international law enforcement agencies to prevent, interdict, rescue, and recover victims of human trafficking. Both programs are internationally based in Antigua Guatemala, Bismarck, ND and Minneapolis, MN.