One Place welcomed Human Trafficking Victim Advocate, Butch “Auburn” Newcomb to its case management staff on May 15, 2021. A native of Walker County, AL, Newcomb comes to One Place with a wealth of experience.
Having served 31 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as Lt. Col., and 26 years with the Alabama Department of Labor, retiring as Assistant Unemployment Compensation Director, Newcomb also has experience working in social work with child abuse victims and juvenile delinquents.
At One Place, Newcomb hopes to exercise his servant’s heart/love for helping people.
“Since retiring from the other two careers, I’ve been looking for a place where I can help people and contribute in a big way – help my fellow man,” Newcomb said, who holds a Master’s from Amridge University, a bachelor’s degree from Troy University, and a degree from the United States Army War College. “I wanted a place that felt like home.”
In his position, Newcomb hopes to bring more awareness to human trafficking as well as One Place.
“I would love to see the human trafficking program grow to service the area that we cover and to put a dent in human trafficking,” Newcomb said. “There’s a great opportunity to get One Place out here … especially in the schools and churches.”
A family man, Newcomb has been married to his wife Ashley, who has a PhD in organizational leadership, is a life coach and professor at Evangel Christian University, for nine years. The couple has three children – Jake, 26, a CPA/financial manager in Florida; Kadi, 25, recently married and a teacher at Prattville Christian Academy; and stepdaughter, Katie, 16.
Through outreach events and more advertisement, Newcomb hopes to shed more light on Human Trafficking and grow the program to serve more clients and possibly house more staff.
Newcomb enjoys all types of baseball, especially playing it, as well as watching Auburn Football and UFC. If you are a victim of human trafficking, please call 334.262.7378 or visit oneplacefjc.org.