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Where we work

Our philosophy is that local leadership knows best.

The local context determines the action. That’s why we come alongside to coach, support, and raise up leaders around the world in ways that make sense for that context.

united states

Watsonville, CA

Educate & Equip Youth

Each year, this team trains more than 1,000 youth in public school about protecting themselves and their peers against exploitation and abuse, including practicing online safety.

Total US Goal: $80,000

Seattle, WA

Foster care

Between 60-90% of child trafficking victims in the U.S. were in foster care at one point. Our Seattle team cares for foster care children, supports and encourages social workers, and mentors foster parents.

 

Total US Goal: $80,000

Decatur, IL

Building a resilient community

Members from several local churches form this team, mobilizing their community to reach the most underserved groups in their area and address the links between slavery and vulnerabilities such as poverty.

Total Annual US Goal: $80,000

Wichita, KS

Preventing Exploitation

This mission plant predominantly serves women emerging from domestic violence or incarceration, or who are homeless. The team also supports families who are facing hunger and homelessness by offering shelter and a food pantry.

Total US Goal: $80,000

Wenatchee, WA

Local & Global

This team both addresses human trafficking locally and has an international missions focus as well, particularly responding to the exploitation faced by Roma groups in Europe.

Total US Goal: $80,000

Turlock, CA

Engaging the community

Our team in Turlock engages all sectors of their community through events and fundraisers while examining the deeper factors influencing exploitation, including migration.

Total US Goal: $80,000

Portland, OR

Mental Health

We’ve partnered with Second Growth, a counseling community creating social impact through therapeutic experiences, especially for those who have historically been marginalized by poverty, incarceration, discrimination, disability, trafficking, and more.

Dekalb, IL

Rebuild Community

This team is a missional community, seeking to rebuild community by operating a fair trade coffee shop where discipleship, advocacy training, mentoring, leadership development, and theological reflection take place.

Bond County, IL

Restoration

One of our first established Set Free teams, this group engages all sectors of society with a special emphasis on addressing poverty. In 2015, they also opened Eden’s Glory, a restoration home for female adult survivors of human trafficking.

Spring Arbor, MI

Support at-risk youth

One of our first established teams, this group seeks to support at-risk youth, especially youth in foster care. In addition to their local anti-trafficking efforts, they are connected to various missions in Southeast Asia.

 

Total US Goal: $80,000

McPherson, KS

Prevention

This team seeks to combat pornography and the role it plays in individual and family’s lives while strengthening individuals and building healthy families.

 

Total US Goal: $80,000

Stanwood, WA

Community Prevention

This team holds quarterly events to inform the community about the complexities of human trafficking. They train health care workers to recognize and support victims. Their goal is to offer anti-trafficking educational programs to districts in the area that have no program in place.

Birmingham, AL

Training & Education

This team is based out of a Free Methodist Church and has a presence on three community college campuses, as well as training middle and high school students. With a focus on education and mentorship, this team equips hundreds of students (and future leaders) to address human trafficking in their daily lives and vocationally engage in the abolitionist movement.

Total US Goal: $80,000

Europe

Bulgaria

Protecting Roma Girls

Missionaries Chance and Dee Dee Galloway provide safe shelter, spiritual nurturing, and access to education, health care, and job training for at-risk Roma girls.

 

Spain

Emerging Community Team

This emerging team based out of the Free Methodist Church in Spain is comprised of artists, pastors, and other influencers of society. Having formed in the spring of 2018, the team is exploring opportunities to address human trafficking as a community.

Annual Goal: $30,000

Portugal

Emerging Community Team

Our Set Free teams strive to unite the abolitionist movement in Budapest and equip influencers of society to address human trafficking and abuse. Our leaders also serve people living at the margins who are vulnerable to exploitation, especially children in orphanages, people facing unemployment, and ethnic Roma groups.

Annual Goal: $25,000

Hungary

Equip Influencers

Our Set Free team strives to unite the abolitionist movement in Budapest and equip influencers of society to address human trafficking and abuse. Our leaders also serve people living at the margins who are vulnerable to exploitation, especially children in orphanages, people facing unemployment, and ethnic Roma groups.

Asia & Africa

Philippines

Mobilizing Churches

Our Filipino leader, Ken, works alongside her husband, Jemuel, to equip pastors and mobilize churches to be informed, compassionate responders to human trafficking.

 

Annual Goal: $20,000

Taiwan

Supporting immigrants

Creates a support network for female migrants who are vulnerable to exploitation or broken relationships by building relationships and teaching life skills to adjust to their new culture.

 

Annual Goal: $12,000

India

Protecting children

Raises critical awareness of human trafficking, equips caregivers to protect their children and access resources, and fosters an abolitionist culture within Free Methodist churches in India.

Annual Goal: $50,000

Kenya

Advocating for Young Women

In a context where violence against women is high, young women are mentored to become role models to other females and community advocates addressing gender-based violence and human trafficking.

Do you want to learn more about our teams and partners?

Read our Partner Proposal if you are interested in creating a team.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the Free Methodist Church in the USA. The majority of our work is done through partnerships. Last year, we worked with 100+ agencies in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. We believe human trafficking cannot be solved by only one organization or denomination – we’re all in this together!