Businesses That Bring Freedom

As you are thinking of your holiday gift list and reflecting on your purchases from last year, you might be wondering, what if there is a way to purchase products that help people and not harm them?  What if there is a way to ensure the products you buy come from someone who receives fair wages?  What if you knew …

National Adoption Month

As of October of 2017, there were over 117,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted and only 4,714 intercountry adoptions to the U.S. People may not know what they have to offer when it comes to adoption, but there is something EVERYONE can do.  November is National Adoption Month, and a time when community members, professionals, parents, and …

FAQ: What is My Role in This Effort? (Not Just Hypothetically)  

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If you’ve been in the anti-trafficking movement for even a short time, you’ve probably seen this question before: What can one person actually do to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking? Hundreds of amazing organizations serving in the field have thousands of answers to this question. (If you’re new to the issue of human trafficking, start with our Human Trafficking 101 series to get caught up.) But honestly? A …

Knowledge is Power

Independence Day and Juneteenth are times when we pause as a nation to reflect on freedom, independence, and resilience. There are many types of modern day slavery and exploitation, including labor trafficking, debt bondage, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and others. We’ve compiled a list of some amazing organizations and resources below! Take a look at all they are doing to advance the cause of freedom.   Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives | FDFI is an abolitionist organization founded by …

3 Things You Can’t Travel Without This Summer

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School is out and summer is here! It’s time for backyard barbecues, lounging by the pool, and enjoying the late sunsets. For many, summer is synonymous with vacations. Whether you’re the type to take long road trips to camp at national parks or the type to fly to big cities abroad, there are some things that you should never forget …

What do 437,500 Kids in the US have in Common?

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Every two minutes, a child in the United States enters foster care. In 2017, there were 437,500 children in foster care, and that number is rising every day. May is National Foster Care Month. It’s a time when community members, parents, child welfare professionals, and YOU can engage in a national conversation about the issue of foster care in the United States. …

Knowledge is Power

From Francis Bacon to Thomas Jefferson – many wise people have understood that knowledge is power. What are you learning this week?  If you’ve been following along with our blog, you know we are passionate about learning all that we can about human trafficking and related issues. We also know that often this is a moving target. Will you join …

Knowledge is Power

Learning IS doing something. As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power!” In order to prevent human trafficking from ever happening in the first place, we must be aware that it exists. We must also continually learn about the many changing facets and causes of this evil crime. But perhaps, most important after learning about the issue, is understanding what is already …