Traffick Free is intentional in everything they do. They take the time to thoroughly research and listen to experts before diving in to an endeavor. And the work they're doing speaks to this this intentionality. The approach they take in their low-demand model puts those who they wish to serve first. This entire organization is determined to combat human trafficking in the Chicagoland area and have been a pleasure to work for/with!
Traffick Free is doing amazing work in Chicago- both on the education and direct services front. I joined the Board after being very impressed with the passion and knowledge of the executive director and her vision for opening a drop in space for victims to seek refuge and services. I am proud to see this vision in reality now!
Traffick is leader in its field in Chicago filling a gap in services for victims of exploitation as well as educating the general public to the realities of trafficking in their home city.
A friend told me about this organization years ago and the impactful work they are doing all over Chicago and she was so right! It took me a while (more like almost a year) to get involved but once I understood the hands on focus and how vital the volunteers really are, I also wanted to get involved and make a difference! Now after almost 3 years of volunteering with this great group of people, I can honestly say they work diligently to help some of Chicago's most vulnerable and are a much needed resource for the city. Be forewarned - this isn't your cookie cutter volunteer experience - there's room for fresh ideas, perspectives and ways of working as well as hands on work to be done depending on your skill set and desires. From events and fundraising to painting and working with human trafficking survivors - the needs are as diverse as the awesome people you're volunteering alongside and there is always more to do pending your availability.
Traffick Free is an excellent organization that seeks to serve the most vulnerable people in the city of Chicago. This organization has exceptional leadership. It has many highly qualified and committed volunteers. I have loved volunteering with Traffick Free over the last 3 years. Looking forward to many more!!
Traffick Free is thoughtfully run. It doesn't remain stuck in raising awareness and then congratulating itself on doing so, but is instead filled with people dedicated to meeting the tangible needs identified by local law enforcement and others in the field.
Traffick Free is a forward thinking and dedicated organization committing to ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Staffed by kind, altruistic and incredibly intelligent individuals, we are currently working to open a drop in center for those being exploited in Chicago.
I occasionally volunteer with Traffick Free and also support their events because they are very dedicated to working on a cause that is too often overlooked. They make positive changes happen because their members are just as passionate as their leadership. I also feel good about financially donating this organization because I know my money is going directly to the cause. I have learned so much from my time with Traffick Free and feel confident supporting them to my friends, family, and on social media. Keep up the amazing hard work, Traffick Free.
I joined the Board of Traffick Free several years ago and have been so impressed by the organization's growth and passion from day one. It has transformed from a nascent charity to a recognized and trusted partner in Chicago-land, trying to combat human trafficking. The leadership team is an amazing group of dedicated people who give so generously of their time and talent. This is a worldwide crime and Chicago is not impervious to its malice. Traffick Free has historically been raising public awareness and assisting survivors. The next chapter for the charity is to open a much needed drop-in center in the city. This is an amazing organization that will help transform lives and bring light to the darkest corners of society.
Traffick Free is a powerhouse in the Chicago anti-trafficking space. Having started as a fledgling church ministry with a handful of volunteers in 2009, it has grown into a strong contender in the fight to end trafficking in Chicagoland and beyond. The organization welcomes volunteers and clients from all walks of life, despite being faith-focused, which shows genuine care and inclusivity for this issue, volunteers, and most importantly, victims. Having been a founding leader of TF, it has been such an honor to pass the baton to the current director and her leadership team. They have achieved much success and growth in the past five years, specifically the expansion of providing direct services in addition to spreading public awareness and building meaningful partnerships with other anti-trafficking entities. This is a world-class organization, completely volunteer-run, with a dedicated team and tangible vision to end trafficking in Chicago.
I started as an intern with Traffick Free and became the Research Specialist over the course of a year and a half. The Traffick Free team cares about bringing awareness to the community on the issue of human trafficking as well as taking direct action through their efforts to open a 24 hour drop-in center and working with partner organizations. Traffick Free has and will continue to make a difference in minimizing this social injustice in the city of Chicago.
Read the mission statement and ask yourself if Traffick Free is a centered organization committed to making a difference in this world. I can't imagine a city the size of Chicago not having an agency focused on stamping out human trafficking and assisting those damaged by its practices. Thank goodness for Traffick Free. I have been a donor, supporter and concerned citizen standing with Traffick Free for about two years. The executive director has done a masterful job harnessing the talents of a volunteer staff working together to advance its cause. Today their efforts have centered around education and programming. Their events 'ring the bell' and create awareness. Soon, their services will step up a notch when they open a Drop in Center for those victimized by human trafficking. I can't think of a more worthwhile undertaking. Can't say enough about Traffick Free. This is a special organization. One with purpose, with conviction and with soul.
Traffick Free is a phenomenal organization! I started volunteering with the group about a year and a half ago as the Digital Marketing Manager and so much has been accomplished in that short time. With a focus on combatting sex and labor trafficking, our team seeks to educate the Chicago community that trafficking DOES happen at home.
Currently we're making strides to open a drop-in space for sexually objectified women in the Chicago-area. It's a safe place that will provide showers, laundry and support. I am so proud to be a part of an organization that makes such a tangible difference in my community. Check us out at traffickfree.org to stay up to date on our accomplishments!