We are dedicated to bringing 

FREEDOM, HOPE AND RESTORATION

to survivors of sexual exploitation.

We work to

STOP TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION

on a large scale, while simultaneously providing

HOLISTIC CARE

to individuals and communities already affected. 

OUR STORY

On March 30, 2012, our founder sat at a table for two at KFC across from a

23-year-old Ugandan woman who had been tricked and trafficked to Asia.

After telling her horrific story of abuse, Sarah* paused:

“I don’t want to do this job. I want to go home. Will you help me?” 

RED OAK WAS BORN THAT DAY

Six weeks later, on May 12, Sarah went home to freedom.

We thought we were done, but suddenly more and more women contacted us for help.

We saw the massive need, and we continued to respond.

Since 2012, Red Oak has grown into something bigger than we ever could have imagined.

What started as an individual response to an individual need has become 

a global force for women's empowerment, community development, and social justice.

We have seen an incredible amount of darkness and suffering—more than we even thought possible.

And yet, in the midst of such darkness, we have also seen remarkable resilience and strength.

The women and children we work with challenge us each daily to keep fighting and never give up hope.

They are our teachers and our friends, and we are forever grateful to those

who have allowed us to come alongside them on this journey.

IT'S BEEN A WILD, MESSY, AND BEAUTIFUL ROAD.

AND WE FULLY BELIEVE THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

ASIA

Bride Trafficking
Sexual Exploitation

Sex Trafficking

Economic Empowerment

UGANDA

Economic Empowerment

Government Support

Sexual Exploitation

Sex Trafficking

UNITED STATES

Sexual Exploitation

Sex Trafficking

Transitional Housing

Vocational Training

COLOMBIA

Government Support

on  SexTrafficking

WHERE WE WORK

Our headquarters are in Austin, TX,  with partnerships and field offices all around the world. 

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OUR CORE VALUES

We prioritize sustainability of beneficiaries, staff, and programs-- encouraging independency and long-term development.

Sustainability

We aim for excellence, professionalism, and best practice in all aspects of our organization, always evaluating and improving programs and processes in order to best serve our beneficiaries, staff, donors,

and communities. 

Excellence

We believe in the power

of partnership, and seek to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders in order to combat the complex issues that cause human trafficking, abuse and exploitation, and provide holistic care to beneficiaries and communities.

Partnership

Our founders are motivated by a Christian faith and belief in God’s heart for justice and restoration, however we are inclusive and honoring of people of all faiths or no faith in all aspects of our work.

Faith

We honor the dignity,

privacy and agency of every individual and seek to honestly communicate the nuance involved in the

issues of trafficking, abuse, and exploitation-- refusing

to oversensationalize, oversimplify, or overshare.

Dignity

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