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Selah Freedom

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Victims Services

Mission: Selah Freedom's mission is to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited.

Results: Visit https://www.selahfreedom.com to view our annual report.

Target demographics: survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation

Geographic areas served: Nationally

Programs: Residential safe housing, outreach on the streets and in the jails, Prevention for children, teens, parents and educators, and Awareness and education.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer and Midwest Advisory Board member, I have seen lives of young women truly changed. Selah provides a holistic approach to recovery, therapy, and life skills. These girls with so much hurt are transformed into beautiful, confident women! The world is a better place to live thanks to Selah Freedom.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Selah Freedom has been one of the best, if not THE best, nonprofit I have had the opportunity of serving with. They are top-notch in their recruitment and treatment of volunteers and staff. Their heart for women who are survivors beats with a passion that is on fire and gaining momentum. They are clearly doing something right in a very necessary area of brokenness.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to know the three extraordinary women who are the Founders of SELAH FREEDOM and who today faithfully stand at the helm of this organization. Sending light into the dark world of sex trafficking is their passion. Each of these women lays down their life daily to make it possible for young girls in America to come out of sex slavery and to recover their dignity. It has been thrilling to watch SELAH FREEDOM acquire houses in state after state and to see high caliber staff help hundreds of young girls rebuild their lives and become whole once again. Listening to the tear-jerking stories of these transformed girls makes my heart sing!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Too many Americans fail to recognize the prevalence of sex trafficking in the United States.
Those victims started out as the little girls (and boys) who lived next door. Selah Freedom has an astounding success rate of helping survivors regain a "normal" life. If you get a chance to hear the stories of Selah's graduates, you will be humbled by their experience and inspired to help the cause. Please step-up and assist Selah's effort to end this scourge on our society.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this excellent organization for over three years. I am always excited to see the progress we have made and our huge growth ahead of us. With over 300,000 American girls and women trafficked in the US each year, our services are desperately needed. When we open a new home, it is filled almost immediately with women trying to find a way out of being enslaved. I am thankful this organization has worked hard to expose trafficking for what it really is and changing the mindsets from prostitution to human trafficking. They also are focused on preventing human trafficking with multiple programs from treating survivors in residential homes to outreach and prevention in the communities. I can say from being on one of the house renovation committees, every dollar is accounted for and scrutinized. Selah Freedom gives a voice to the vioceless and taking a stand that our young girls and women are not for sale. Selah is making positive changes and I am very proud to be part of this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Selah Freedom strives for excellence in every way! They are truly committed to their mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited. Every survivor whose life has been touched by Selah Freedom experiences an unconditional love that communicates they have intrinsic value and unlimited potential.

Amanda C.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This ngo operates with such excellence and uses proven methods to help women. One of the best anti-sex trafficking organizations in the nation!

Megan H.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I onboarded as an intern back in May. I wasn't expecting to want to stay, but here I am, considering full-time employment if they offer it to me.

Fantastic work ethic and truly driven to serve their survivors. Always innovating new ways of making what they do even better. Phenomenal leadership.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is one of the most passionate organizations I have ever come across! Their staff and volunteers are all exceptional people who tirelessly and enthusiastically fight for this cause and its survivors. Every facet of this organization that I have seen has championed the girls while nurturing the relationships with their volunteers and supporters which appears to be one of the secrets to their sustained growth!

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a gift Selah Freedom is for survivors of sex trafficking and to those who serve alongside it. As a volunteer, I see the movement this organization is creating, gaining momentum in areas such as awareness, policy, empowerment and more. Watch out! It's powerful to be a part of it!

Becca C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've never seen a more holistic and complete program for preparing survivors to thrive in the real world. Selah sees to residents' physical needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, and educational needs. As the Educational Advocate for Selah, it has been a joy to watch broken and battered women become strong and empowered women who understand their worth and look forward to a bright future that previously seemed out of reach. One of my favorite instances was when a resident came to me and told me that she had no aptitude for math, and she knew this because she always failed her math classes in school. She had been told her entire life that she was not smart. I knew this to be 100% false, and challenged this thinking. After a few short weeks, I overheard her telling her mom over the phone, "I'm really good at math, and it's actually a lot of fun!" This is what Selah is all about: Changing minds and challenging the lie that these women are worthless and incapable of doing great things.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with Selah Freedom has been a truly amazing experience. The model and leadership are of the utmost integrity, and sincere in their plight to give each survivor the necessary tools and resources to restructure their lives to be healthy, productive and insightful into their whole being.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The success rate of Selah Freedom's residential program is 75% of sex trafficking survivors who graduate from the program do not return to the life. The Selah Freedom prevention program educates minors about how to protect themselves from exploitation and trafficking. Law enforcement is given training to know how to bring services to survivors so they are no longer treated like the criminal. Amazing work is being done at Selah Freedom!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Selah Freedom is an exceptional organization with a mission that is literally changing the nation. It is an honor to be a part of a team that is so invested in its mission, yet always taking time to invest in its employees, volunteers and supporters alike. I have had the pleasure of watching Selah Freedom grow since 2011, saving thousands of lives of survivors of sex trafficking. Through all of its growth, they have stayed true to their dna and core values, and that, I believe, attributes to their amazing success. They have created programs that specifically meet the needs of this population and are always innovating their programs to make a greater impact.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Four years ago I met the founders of Selah Freedom at a safe house for a tour with other new volunteers and supporters and left feeling so compelled to this cause that I find myself telling new people I meet about Selah Freedom on a regular basis. Having a young daughter has brought this cause home to our family as we were awoken to the facts that I had been completely unaware of. Selah has always been incredibly grateful to all of the volunteers and supporters and they have never lost sight of the details and the individuals in their growth. This is a very delicate balance that is rarely accomplished when growth in any organization is involved. All someone has to do to find out what an amazing cause and organization Selah Freedom continues to be is to reach out and ask how they can help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Selah Freedom is an organization that has had a profound impact on the lives of those that they serve. The level of commitment and passion from each employee and volunteer is one that I have yet to encounter anywhere else. In the 4 years I have been fortunate enough to be involved in a variety of supporting roles, I have watched a level of accountability to not only those served, but those who serve that is inspiring. Selah Freedom has not only grown within its own parameters, this organization has embraced any opportunity to assist and/or support other similar organizations. This quality speaks highly to the level of dedication they have to this incredibly powerful cause. Passion for the cause, communication across all spectrums of the organization, humility, accountability and of course fiscal responsibility are traits that I immediately look for when becoming involved with an organization as well as monitor. Selah has embraced all of these which is one of the traits that gives it the incredible foundation it has to serve those in need. -Toma Milbank

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

#BestChristmasEver for Trafficking Survivors

'1 out of 3 girls in the United States is sexually abused.'
'12 to 14 years old is the average age of entry into sex trafficking.'
'80% of runaways are approached by a trafficker within 48 hours of leaving home.'

As a father of two little girls, these statistics are more than I can bear. As a follower of Christ, my heart aches for those whose lives are enveloped in darkness. That's why I am eternally grateful for the amazing organization of Selah Freedom! The work they do to rescue young ladies and women from these horrific circumstances, educate community and law enforcement, raise awareness and diminish these statistics through prevention is something I personally believe in. This Christmas, my company has partnered with a local church in an effort to provide the #BestChristmasEver. We are raising funds and awareness via social media in order to purchase gifts, dinner and fellowship to the survivors living at the Selah Freedom Residential House. For some of these women, this will be the first 'real' Christmas experience they have ever had. This is an amazing opportunity we have been blessed with to shower these women with love, no strings attached. We hope that through our small efforts, these women can experience an increase in self-worth and see themselves as having an amazing, God-given purpose!

Our company page for the project: https://fistbumpmedia.com/fistbump-media-gives-back/
The non-profit benefiting from the project: http://www.selahfreedom.com/

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Former staff

Rating: 1

I was mislead by Selah Freedom. I was hired as an employee for two different job position, so I was told. Come to find out after training and orientation "they called it" For my life, my choice that I wasn't promised a job after I was told I was. Then I was hired on as a coach for the girls, went through all the paperwork and put on Schedule after training and orientation to get a phone call 2 days before stating they decided to give my job position to someone else. They are very misleading g is their hiring process, font quit your day job for this over glorified position they promise you. Btw- it says full time, you'll only get 3-4 shifts of 6 hrs a week.

le Le P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Selah, is amazing organization. There purpose to love women, girls which may never have been loved before. Showing compassion and a safe place.