Membership

Membership Application

We accept applications for Associate Membership from July 1st – September 1st annually.

If you are interested in membership with FNUSA, please email Senior Member Coordinator, Terri Waldron (terri@freedomnetworkusa.org).


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.

Coalitions are not eligible for membership.

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 $400 for Organizations, $200 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.

Expectations and Responsibilities

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.


Arkansas

Annie Smith, Individual Member

Colorado

Billie Jo McIntire, Individual Member

Patricia Medige, Individual Member

Rebekah Layton, Individual Member

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Connecticut

Alicia Kinsman, Individual Member

Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Georgia

Dan Werner, Individual Member

Tapestri, Inc.

Louisiana

Leanne McCallum, Individual Member

Maryland

Ayuda

Hope Works

Lauren Anderson, Individual Member

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project

UMD Safe Center

Massachusetts

Anastasia Lynge, Individual Member

Ashleigh Pelto, Individual Member

Hanni Stoklosa, Individual Member

Michigan

YWCA Kalamazoo

New Jersey

Anita Teekah, Individual Member

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice

New York

Amy Fleischauer, Individual Member

Andy Stowers Forest, Individual Member

Emily Warfield, Individual Member

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

Oregon

Sara Aguilar, 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

Janie Chaung, Individual Member

Washington

API Chaya

Cindy Liou, Individual Member

International Rescue Committee WARN

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Sabra Boyd, Individual Member

Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman, Individual Member

Washington, D.C.

Ayuda

Denise Brennan, Individual Member

Fainess Lipenga, 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 - 0
Kansas - 0
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 - 0
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