Why Is FNUSA Different?
Freedom Network USA mobilizes its collective strength to build a transformative approach to human trafficking that is grounded in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Together with our members on the ground, we envision an anti-trafficking movement where survivors have what they need to thrive, including access to holistic services that are available to all, and all advocates are committed to dismantling harmful systems that create vulnerability.
We are a value-based network, meaning we come together under shared values and a shared approach to this work.
We create spaces and efforts that are inclusive, meet people where they are at, and provide methods and opportunities that work for all of our community members. We acknowledge that the status quo was designed by and for white men, and that creating equity requires that we continually analyze our work to ensure that we are dismantling systems that are racist and exclusionary.
We strive to share information honestly, admit our errors, and work toward a more honest and equitable community.
We value the whole person in all of our work, including our staff, members, and colleagues. We acknowledge that survivors are the experts in their own lives, and that their lived experience of harm is only one aspect of their humanity, expertise, and value. We expect all of our staff, members, and colleagues to be treated with respect.
Ethical and Evolving Expertise
We value learning and unlearning, equally. We expect to continually learn from our colleagues and to evolve our practice and our work based on this evolution. We must unlearn practices that are rooted in white supremacy and violence. We seek to share our knowledge and experience with the field to contribute to growth and development.
Sharing Power and Building Community
Inward and Outward Accountability
We know we are continually learning and unlearning, and must acknowledge our past failures and the harm that was caused. We must always stand alongside our survivor colleagues and speak our truth, even when (especially when) it is difficult. FNUSA strives to share our work and impact to hold ourselves accountable. We also strive to call in ourselves and our colleagues when we see harm being done in the name of human trafficking.
Freedom Network USA is the largest and most comprehensive national coalition serving human trafficking survivors in the United States. Members are leading advocates in the anti-trafficking movement who come together to influence federal and state policy, provide training and technical assistance, and support each other in navigating complex systems. Their collective expertise creates a strong and unified voice that is informed by the survivors they serve on the ground every day.
Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
International Rescue Committee Phoenix
Annie Smith, Individual Member
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Asian Women’s Shelter
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Deborah Pembrook, Individual Member
Dr. Rachel Robitz, Individual Member
International Rescue Committee Northern California
Justice at Last
Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Opening Doors, Inc.
Rafael Bautista, Individual Member
Sunita Jain Anti-Trafficking Initiative at Loyola Law School
Susie Baldwin, Individual Member
Billie Jo McIntire, Individual Member
Caleb Stewart, Individual Member
Patricia Medige, Individual Member
Rebekah Layton, Individual Member
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Florida Legal Services
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
International Rescue Committee Florida
VIDA Legal Assistance
Dan Werner, Individual Member
Heartland Human Care Services
International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
Legal Aid Chicago
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
National Immigrant Justice Center
Rachel Ostergaard, Individual Member
Julissa Ponce, Individual Member
International Rescue Committee Witchita
Laura Murphy, Individual Member
Leanne McCallum, Individual Member
Jessica Emerson, Individual Member
UMD Safe Center
Ashleigh Pelto, Individual Member
Hanni Stoklosa, Individual Member
International Institute of Minnesota
International Institute of St. Louis
Anita Teekah, Individual Member
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Amy Fleischauer, Individual Member
City Bar Justice Center, Immigrant Women and Children Project
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
Florrie Burke, Individual Member
International Institute of Buffalo
International Rescue Committee Headquarters
Kate Mogulescu, Individual Member
Kristin Heffernan, Individual Member
Legal Aid Society of NYC
My Sisters’ Place
Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
Worker Justice Center of New York
Sara Aguilar, Individual Member
Justice Rivera, Individual Member
Baylor College of Medicine
Ingrid Guerrero Rodriguez, Individual Member
Mosaic Family Services
Yuririra Guerrero Rodriguez, Individual Member
Annie Fukushima, PhD., Individual Member
Give Way to Freedom
International Rescue Committee Richmond
Cindy Liou, Individual Member
International Rescue Committee WARN
Justice Rivera, Individual Member
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Sabra Boyd, Individual Member
Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman, Individual Member
Denise Brennan, Individual Member
Human Trafficking Legal Center
Janie Chuang, Individual Member
Mariah Grant, Individual Member
Family Support Center
Lara Gerassi, Individual Member
Legal Action of Wisconsin
LOTUS Legal Clinic
States with Members
States without Members
Our Impact Report provides a snapshot of the work accomplished over the previous year. Staff compile this report for members, allies, funders, and other stakeholders annually.