365 days/year, we meet with survivors in need. These are women and children who have survived horrific experiences of trafficking and are desperately seeking help to GET FREE and STAY FREE.
They need things like a night of safe shelter, emergency medical procedures, transportation, legal assistance, mental health care, and more.
These are pressing needs that require a response NOW.
While we always do our best to bridge the gap and find creative solutions, the reality is that we need more resources to provide the care these women and children deserve immediately.
Survivors of trafficking and exploitation deserve more.
With more resources, we could say “YES” more quickly, and meet the immediate needs of women and children here in Austin and around the world.
This holiday season, we need to raise $100,000 to help survivors GET FREE and STAY FREE.
Will you join us?
READ BELOW FOR EXAMPLES OF THE FREEDOM YOU CAN MAKE POSSIBLE:
At 22 years old, Tracy had endured years of sexual exploitation and abuse in multiple states. In an acute mental health crisis, she checked herself into a hospital and identified herself as a survivor of trafficking. They called us looking for support and housing. While our transitional house was full, our team arranged to meet Tracy at the mental health facility to support her in her Freedom journey.
With the help of our staff, Tracy was provided transportation to vital appointments, made a report to law enforcement about her trafficking & exploitation, and applied for multiple housing programs.
After several weeks, she was accepted into one of the residential programs for survivors in a different state. Our team took her to get needed items for her trip and worked with her short-term housing to extend her stay until she could safely transition.
Through just 4 weeks of engagement and advocacy with our team, Tracy was able to go from being in acute mental health crisis with no safe housing options to being transitioned to a long-term placement where she can continue working on her long-term freedom.
Mei’s life has been hard from the beginning, with her mother leaving when she was young. At the tender age of 13, she received the devastating diagnosis of brain cancer and traveled to the city with a family member to undergo chemotherapy. After a few months, Mei bravely told a caregiver that her family member had been sexually exploiting, abusing, and threatening her. Our team was called to help. Promptly, we helped Mei file a police report, leading to the arrest of her perpetrator.
While we celebrated this justice, the arrest left a 13-year-old girl battling cancer without supervision and unable to afford the necessary treatment.
Through collaboration, our team helped Mei successfully apply for funding to cover all of her medical expenses. We accompanied her to her medical appointments, ensuring that she received the care she needed. We mobilized volunteers to bring her food, provide tutoring so she didn't fall behind in school, and arrange counseling to support her emotional needs.
After nearly a year, Mei finished her last chemo treatment, and our team connected her to a school that has offered her a full scholarship to resume her studies!
“There is a Ugandan trafficking survivor stuck in India who needs medical care and repatriation. Can you help her?”
This is the call we received in December 2022. With no prior experience working in India, we said, “YES.”
Our team in Uganda quickly mobilized to communicate with Rhonda* in her local language. We learned that she is a mother of two who had been trafficked to India with the promise of a false job. Our team creatively found ways to coordinate her immigration and repatriation process and locate partners in India to ensure her immediate needs of shelter, food, and medical care were met.
After only 3 weeks, Rhonda got on a plane headed home to FREEDOM, where she reunited with her children and connected with our team & partners in Uganda for long-term support.
Rhonda’s successful repatriation led to more survivors in India reaching out for help. This was an unexpected need we couldn’t have seen coming, and we didn’t have the resources to continue saying “yes.” But as always, when we asked for help, our community of donors gave generously and allowed us to provide immediate shelter & repatriation to over 9 survivors in India in 2023 alone!
HERE'S WHAT YOUR DONATION COULD PROVIDE:
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