Project Freedom was formed here in the Carolinas to address a critical unmet need for children and youth rescued from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, including young mothers. These children are often unable to return home and need a safe place to stabilize and begin healing. An emergent care solution must be created to address immediate medical, therapeutic and emotional needs of these young survivors. This level of emergent care is not currently available in the Carolinas. Project Freedom exists to create this new model of care that gives each child the opportunity to begin healing in a healthy environment.
Project Freedom’s goal is to open the first emergent care facilities for children and youth in the Carolinas, including young mothers with children. With your support, we will achieve this by raising $5,700,000 to invest in a new model of emergent care created by a multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement, children's service providers, psychologists and others.
In addition, we know that preventing these crimes is also essential. Therefore, $250,000 will support expansion of peer to peer high school and college prevention efforts, with outreach to middle schools.