OUTREACH

Building the Bridge to Freedom

We Never Give Up On Survivors

Selah Freedom provides outreach on the streets and in the jails through our sex trade support group, case management and resources for survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. Selah Freedom partners with local law enforcement as the first point of contact for women identified as sex trafficking victims or at high risk of being recruited into sex trafficking. We are also proud to partner with the FBI, the United States Attorney's Office, and more, to reach survivors and bring them life-saving solutions.

 

Survivors who are still "in the life" are able to attend weekly groups and receive the resources they need, as well as build a trusting relationship with Selah Freedom. Once a woman is ready to step into freedom, Selah Freedom brings her into a place of safety and restoration.

 

Selah Freedom is proud to employ the deeply effective TYLA (Turn Your Life Around) Program, developed in 2014 as one of the first of its kind in the country. TYLA is a deeply effective approach to prostitution diversion Program. It incorporates outreach, strong collaboration with community organizations, the judicial system, State Attorney's Office and a re-directed law enforcement philosophy. Through the TYLA Program, survivors are supported by Selah Freedom's expert Outreach team during judicial proceedings and are eligible to have all prostitution-relation arrests expunged from their record. "After a few years [of partnering with Selah Freedom], prostitution dropped by 40% and is down 90% as of 2019," Deputy Chief Pat Robinson, Sarasota Police Department.

Selah Freedom actively trains law enforcement locally and across the country on how to confront sex trafficking and exploitation and in 2016 trained and partnered with Houston Police Department during the Super Bowl, the nation's highest ranking sex trafficking event.

To reach our Survivor Intake Line call:

1-888-8-FREE-ME

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In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write the Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-1050, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY) or https://ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).  

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