ReleaseSARA is proud to serve the following organizations:
The Rebecca Bender Initiative is a leading forerunner in the efforts to eradicate modern day slavery and change the mindset of our culture. RBI assists in crisis response by helping victims to escape. They also offer ELEVATE which is an intensive online 16-week program that allows victims to receive services, regardless of where they live. This online course offers deeper levels of healing, business development and leadership, and so much more. With many tracks to choose from, ELEVATE is an entire year of follow up and a lifetime of support. In addition to all of this, RBI has some of the most advanced trainings in the country and has equipped the FBI, Homeland Security, Former Presidents, SVU & Undercover, Medical Professionals, Service Providers and Faith Communities all across America.
The Samaritan Women is a national Christian organization providing restorative care to survivors, and bringing about an end to domestic human trafficking through awareness, prevention, and advocacy. It was founded in 2007, when one woman was so moved by the stories and circumstances of women on the street, that she felt called to do something. This holy discontent led her to give up a lucrative career, sell her company and deplete her savings to purchase an abandoned 23-acre estate in Baltimore, Maryland. From this place she inspired others to take action–reclaiming the land for an urban farming enterprise, restoring a Colonial home to serve as their administrative offices, and renovating an 1983 Victorian mansion to establish Maryland’s first long-term residential program for victims of domestic human trafficking.
TSW currently has 3 facilities in the Baltimore area. The ladies stay with them for up to 4 years while they work with them spiritually, vocationally, educationally, physically and within self-care strategies. The ladies live there full time in the first phase, and TSW takes care of all basic needs. After the first phase, the ladies start to take over some of their cares until the final phase where they are mostly on their own with TSW’s supervision and support.
Free the Captives is a faith-based, anti-human trafficking 501(c)(3) non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston’s youth. They engage and mobilize the Christian community while partnering with non-profits, law enforcement, and government agencies in the fight against modern day slavery. Their goal is to combat teenage sex trafficking through engaging and equipping their volunteers.
Freedom Place is a Christ-centered care and recovery center for underage female victims of domestic child sex trafficking. It is the first long-term, comprehensive care facility in Texas for underage victims of domestic child sex trafficking and is one of only five such facilities in the United States. Their mission is to offer a successful path to freedom for American children who have suffered as victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
When a girl arrives at Freedom Place, she is immediately placed on her personal path toward healing. A team of on-site medical, mental health, and education professionals begin a comprehensive evaluation and prepare a personalized plan of care for each girl.
Girls spend approximately one year in the comprehensive recovery program. When appropriate, they will exhaust every opportunity to successfully reunite her with immediate family or relatives. If that is not possible, Arrow will arrange foster care within their network of Christian families. If the girl is approaching 18, they will help her transition to successful independent living.