Midwest News

Freedom Events in Chicagoland!

We are grateful for all of our champions who have come out to our recent Freedom Events to celebrate the release of Groomed and benefit Selah Freedom's mission. Stay tuned for more Freedom Events in the Midwest in April! If you would like to host a Freedom event, contact us. Check out photos from our recent Freedom Event co-hosted by Jessica Badgley and Sara Kearney.

Prevention and Outreach Saving Lives in the Midwest

Our Prevention Program is making a huge impact in the Midwest! We have been focusing on our partnership with the Department of Children and Families, serving interveners and children who have been in the system. Being in care puts children at significant risk of being exploited, abused and trafficked. Our curricula teaches them how to protect themself and their peers. We are also tirelessly working with fellow nonprofits, including BUILD and bringing our trainings to students in the public school system. Each young life we educate and empower is a child equipped with the tools to live free from sex trafficking! In 2019 we served over 15,000 youth. We are well on our way to increasing that significantly in 2020!

Our Outreach Program is also celebrating huge wins! They have served over 1,600 women through in the jails system in Chicago since the beginning of the year! This is more than ever before...and it is only February! It can take 7-8 touch points with survivors before they are ready to receive services. Providing groups and resources for them in the jails and on the streets is paramount in helping them step into the freedom they deserve!

Thank You National Christian Foundation and Baranbas Group

It was an honor to present to the Barnabas Foundation and National Christian Foundation in Chicago. This gathering of leaders in the community who are passionate about our mission and experts in their field provides an opportunity to unite with professionals who are eager to get involved in strengthening our organization to save more lives in the Midwest. Special thanks to Jeff Wallace for inviting Selah Freedom to, once again, unite with this incredible group of leaders to bring light into the darkness of sex trafficking!

Junior Advisory Board Co-Founders Being Honored for Their Work

Special shout out to Kylie and Amanda Davidson, co-founders of our Junior Advisory Board which is comprised of over 40 teens in the North Shore community dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight sex trafficking. They have led the charge on many events and fundraisers and created the beautiful Bee Free Jewelry line, in which all sales benefit our mission. They will be honored for their volunteerism on March 4th by The Volunteer Center. Learn more about the event here. Shop for Bee Free Jewelry here.

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