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 (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.
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.
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
“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