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  • Writer's pictureKim Westfall, Founder

First Steps to Freedom for Trafficking Survivors

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

We know that human trafficking is a global, massive problem. It's called “organized crime” for a reason.

Now, it’s time for the good guys to get organized. Look at the way freedom resounds when we do. In just a few short weeks we:

  • Took down an online trafficking platform with 400,000 users

  • Rescued 3 children from trafficking as part of a collaborative sting operation.

  • Defended 2 survivors in court against their traffickers

  • Freed 5 survivors just before they were trafficked to a foreign country and sold into slavery during an operation with international authorities.

  • Aided in the arrest of 1 trafficker, who had been posing as one of the survivor’s boyfriends.

10 survivors protected in almost as many days. Freedom resounds when we fight this evil together.

We know that for survivors like these, rescue is just the beginning. Immediately after rescue, survivors need support to stay safe and start to heal. Our team across Europe is making sure these survivors take their First Steps to Freedom. That means we’re connecting them to medical treatment, legal counsel, and emergency care, just as we have for dozens of other survivors tucked in safe houses across Europe. It takes a total of $2970 to fund each survivor’s First Steps. Then, as soon as travel bans lift, she will go to our Sanctuary in Romania to continue her journey in our world-class, trauma-informed program. Will you act today and equip these survivors to take their First Steps to Freedom?

Look at the impact we can have when we work together to end this evil. In a few short days, 10 survivors' lives were transformed. The door to freedom swings wide when the good guys get organized. Thank you for being one of the good guys.

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