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.
International Rescue Committee Phoenix
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Cindy Liou, Individual Member
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Deborah Pembrook, Individual Member
Elisabet Medina, Individual Member
International Rescue Committee Northern California
Justice at Last
Legal Aid At Work
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Opening Doors, Inc.
Rafael Bautista, Individual Member
Susie Baldwin, Individual Member
The Katharine and George Alexander Law Center
Caleb Stewart, Individual Member
Patricia Medige, Individual Member
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Gulfcoast Legal Services
International Rescue Committee
The Lifeboat Project
VIDA Legal Assistance
Dan Werner, Individual Member
Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project
Heartland Human Care Services
International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
Legal Aid Chicago, Individual Member
Metropolitan Family Services
National Immigrant Justice Center
Rachel Ostergaard, Individual Member
Julissa Ponce, Individual Member
Laura Murphy, Individual Member
Leanne McCallum, Individual Member
Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project
Jessica Emerson, Individual Member
UMD Safe Center
Hanni Stoklosa, Individual Member
International Institute of Minnesota
International Institute of St. Louis
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
City Bar Justice Center, Immigrant Women and Children Project
Florrie Burke, Individual Member
International Institute of Buffalo
International Organization for Adolescents
International Rescue Committee Headquarters
Kate Mogulescu, Individual Member
Kristin Heffernan, Individual Member
Legal Aid Society of NYC
My Sisters’ Place
Safe Horizon ATP
Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center
Worker Justice Center of New York
Carson Osberg, Individual Member
Chris Croft Ash, Individual Member
Baylor College of Medicine
Ingrid Guerrero Rodriguez, Individual Member
Mosaic Family Services
Yuririra Guerrero Rodriguez, Individual Member
Annie Fukushima, Individual Member
Give Way to Freedom
International Rescue Committee WARN
Evelyn Chumbow, Individual Member
Fainess Lipenga, Individual Member
Human Trafficking Legal Center
Janie Chuang, Individual Member
Susan French, Individual Member
Legal Action of Wisconsin
We accept applications for Associate Membership from July 1st – September 1st annually. Organizations and individuals are welcome to apply.
Associate Membership is the first step in the membership process. This is a probationary membership of 12 months after which the organization or individual will be eligible to apply for General Membership. This allows the applicant time to better understand the network and for FNUSA Members and staff to better understand the work of the applicant.
- The FNUSA Steering Committee will accept Associate Membership applications until September 1, 2021.
- FNUSA Steering Committee Members and staff will conduct phone interviews with all applicants by October 1, 2021.
- All decisions will be made at the annual FNUSA Steering Committee meeting in November 2021.
- Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in December 2021.
- All applications will be reviewed and considered based on the information provided either on the application form or during the interview with FNUSA Steering Committee Members and staff, and information available on the applicant’s website and other public statements and materials.
- If applicants are not offered Associate Membership in 2021, they are welcome to reapply in a future membership cycle.
Please begin your application process by thoroughly reviewing the FNUSA Membership Eligibility, Benefits, and Expectations below. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Work directly with survivors of human trafficking in some capacity or have lived experience.
Dedicate at least .5 FTE to anti-trafficking work.
Federal and State employees or agencies are NOT eligible for membership; except in the case of college or university employees.
Note for large organizations with offices in multiple states: Each individual office is required to submit a separate application for review.
Access and consistent interaction with experts dealing with trafficking issues across a multitude of disciplines. Many FNUSA members are subject matter experts in their respective fields.
Discounted registration rate to the annual Freedom Network USA conference.
Access to free formal and informal training and technical assistance on an array of human trafficking topics. Members get early access to new tools and materials on best practices, messaging guidance, and policy analysis.
Ability to participate in FNUSA working groups tackling issues that impact survivors.
Ability to participate in FNUSA’s Advocacy Day (held in Washington DC every other year).
Align with the nation’s largest human rights-based human trafficking network.
Support FNUSA’s mission and core values. Required
Meet or strive for minimum Standards of Care. Required
Abide by FNUSA’s Confidentiality policy. Required
Pay Annual Dues (currently $300 for Organizations, $150 for Individuals, $0 for Individual Survivors). Required
Share data, case examples, experience, and resources to collective efforts, including participating in working groups.
Attend the annual conference and member meeting.
Support FNUSA policy efforts by signing on to advocacy letters, lending organizational resources, and coordinating with local partners where appropriate.
Be an ambassador for the network by connecting potential members, allies and partners with FNUSA and amplify its message.
The Value of Membership
Joining the Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) brings a host of benefits and opportunities to our members.
All members receive reduced rates for our annual conference, access to members-only training and technical assistance and professional development opportunities. General Members gain access to leadership positions, the Speakers Bureau, and voting rights in the network. However, many members find the intangible benefits of membership to be the most important. FNUSA acts as a convener, bringing individuals out of their silos to connect with colleagues and learn from experts across the country.
FNUSA also lifts up your expertise and experience to national prominence. Whether you work for a small nonprofit service provider, a large organization with broad priorities, or are an academic working on these issues through your research, membership in the FNUSA will help you to connect with advocates around the country who face the same challenges with whom you can share your success.
“It’s both practical and reassuring to have a community of experts from across the country available to respond to our question(s) about a unique or complicated case with innovative and helpful resources. Simply put, the survivors we work with receive better care because of our access to Freedom Network.“
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUFFALO
“I am a member because having access to that collective brain of advocates nationally is essential. The wealth of knowledge and experience of others within the network and the support from other members makes me a better advocate overall.”
AMERICANS FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE