We are engaging in Central and Eastern Europe by working with missionaries, national leaders, and churches to prevent human trafficking.
We are supporting a Free Methodist missionary family, the Galloways, who are working to open a prevention home for Roma girls. Many of these girls are at risk of being sold into arranged marriages or prostitution.
The Galloways are also planting churches and developing livelihood opportunities for Roma farmers.
Our Hungarian national leader, Ildikó, is bringing together other anti-trafficking agencies, churches, and stakeholders to coordinate anti-trafficking efforts in Budapest. She is also facilitating life and employment skills classes for people living at the margins who may be at risk of exploitation due to their unemployment or underemployment.
We are also partnering with the McNamara family, who are Free Methodist missionaries in Györ, Hungary. They work with youth in a orphanage whose vulnerability may put them at risk of exploitation and human trafficking. Through discipleship and building trusting relationships, the McNamaras are helping to mitigate that risk.
We work closely with other agencies throughout East and Southeast Asia, primarily in the area of prevention.
We are also developing a team led by a local leader who will be mobilizing her community through education, prevention, rescue, and restoration. The team also does street outreach to at-risk youth in Manila.
We seek to foster an abolitionist culture within Free Methodist churches in India. We work in partnership with International Child Care Ministries and local leadership to raise critical awareness of human trafficking, equip caregivers to protect their children from exploitation, and mobilize intervention resources.
Thailand is known for its robust sex industry, which often preys on the vulnerability of children. We partner with International Child Care Ministries, which built a hostel in 2011 that gives Lahu families a valid alternative to selling their children into slavery. We’re helping ICCM to purchase land and build more dorms.
Our team of Free Methodist missionaries, pastors, and social workers seek to prevent exploitation and trafficking in female migrants. The team builds relationships mainly with women from the Philippines to help strengthen their families, protect them from abuse, and holistically empower them to integrate well into their new country.
There are more slaves in the US now than there were during the civil war, so while we do operate internationally, most of our work is based in the US.
US & CANADA
From coast to coast, we raise up local leaders to coach, mentor, and support them as they build teams to address human trafficking on a city, region, or state level.
Teams host trainings, events and fundraisers, raise awareness of human trafficking, engage in research, equip service providers, mentor youth, engage churches, and more.
After creating one of the first Set Free Movement teams, leaders Ginger and Annie opened a restoration home for female survivors of human trafficking in Illinois. Eden’s Glory offers safe housing for up to two years, including trauma therapy, life planning, vocational skills training, access to health care, and more.
Other teams have gone on to plant mission in broken urban areas to address issues such as poverty, racism, homelessness, and other problems that are fuelling human trafficking. Pictured below, our team in Wichita supports women emerging from prison and helps run a food pantry for homeless individuals.
WE HAVE TEAMS OPERATING IN THESE STATES:
We would love to work in your area, too! Contact us about starting a Set Free Movement team or to connect with an existing team in your state.