About Us

OUR MISSION

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.

Our Values

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.


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.


We believe that valuing the collective, and ensuring that the voices of those most impacted and most excluded are centered, leads to better practice. FNUSA seeks to build community and shared power to engage in our work in alignment with our values and vision.

 


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.

 

 

Our Team

Current Members

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.

Become a Member


Alabama

Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project

Arizona

Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

International Rescue Committee Phoenix

Arkansas

Annie Smith, Individual Member

California

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

Ruby’s Place

Sunita Jain Anti-Trafficking Initiative at Loyola Law School

Susie Baldwin, Individual Member

Verity

Colorado

Billie Jo McIntire, Individual Member

Caleb Stewart, Individual Member

Patricia Medige, Individual Member

Rebekah Layton, Individual Member

Connecticut

Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Florida

Americans for Immigrant Justice

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Florida Legal Services

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.

International Rescue Committee Florida

VIDA Legal Assistance

Georgia

Dan Werner, Individual Member

Tapestri, Inc.

Illinois

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

Iowa

Julissa Ponce, Individual Member

Kansas

International Rescue Committee Witchita

Louisiana

Laura Murphy, Individual Member

Leanne McCallum, Individual Member

Maine

Preble Street

Maryland

Ayuda

Hope Works

Jessica Emerson, Individual Member

UMD Safe Center

Massachusetts

Ashleigh Pelto, Individual Member

Hanni Stoklosa, Individual Member

Michigan

YWCA Kalamazoo

Minnesota

International Institute of Minnesota

Missouri

International Institute of St. Louis

New Jersey

Anita Teekah, Individual Member

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice

New York

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

Safe Horizon

Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

Womankind

Worker Justice Center of New York

North Carolina

Justice Matters

Ohio

Advocating Opportunity

Oregon

Sara Aguilar, Individual Member

Puerto Rico

Justice Rivera, Individual Member

Texas

American Gateways

Baylor College of Medicine

Ingrid Guerrero Rodriguez, Individual Member

Mosaic Family Services

Yuririra Guerrero Rodriguez, Individual Member

Utah

Annie Fukushima, PhD., Individual Member

Vermont

Give Way to Freedom

Virginia

Ayuda

International Rescue Committee Richmond

Washington

API Chaya

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

Washington, D.C.

Ayuda

Denise Brennan, Individual Member

Human Trafficking Legal Center 

Janie Chuang, Individual Member

Mariah Grant, Individual Member

Wisconsin

Family Support Center

Lara Gerassi, Individual Member

Legal Action of Wisconsin

LOTUS Legal Clinic

States with Members

States without Members

Alabama - 1
Alaska - 0
Arizona - 1
Arkansas - 1
California - 1
Colorado - 1
Connecticut - 1
Delaware - 0
Florida - 1
Georgia - 1
Hawaii - 0
Idaho - 0
Illinois - 1
Indiana - 0
Iowa - 1
Kansas - 1
Kentucky - 0
Louisiana - 1
Maine - 1
Maryland - 1
Massachusetts - 1
Michigan - 1
Minnesota - 1
Mississippi - 0
Missouri - 1
Montana - 0
Nebraska - 0
Nevada - 0
New Hampshire - 0
New Jersey - 1
New Mexico - 0
New York - 1
North Carolina - 1
North Carolina - 0
North Dakota - 0
Ohio - 1
Oklahoma - 0
Oregon - 1
Pennsylvania - 0
Puerto Rico - 1
Rhode Island - 0
South Carolina - 0
South Dakota - 0
Tennessee - 0
Texas - 1
Utah - 1
Vermont - 1
Virginia - 1
Washington - 1
Washington, D.C. - 1
West Virginia - 0
Wisconsin - 1
Wyoming - 0

Our Board

Reports

Impact Reports

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.

Member Reports

Our Member Report showcases the diverse expertise of members. It offers a snapshot of who is experiencing human trafficking, what services they are receiving, and the challenges they still face.