Stories

December 22, 2014
Constance’s Christmas Wish

Recidivism. It isn’t a topic anyone wants to hear about when it comes to the women in our job creation program. But recidivism is part of the reality of working with broken people. Meet Constance. She has a dry wit. She can deadpan a joke so well her listeners are left baffled, or in stitches. Constance is the mother of a fun...

December 22, 2014
All I Want For Christmas

Melissa Watson is a volunteer member of our Board of Directors and serves as our part-time National Director. She lives in Phoenix with her husband Mac. It’s no secret that Free The Girls is not just my job, it’s a passion. Looking forward to 2015, FTG is excited about the possibility...

December 21, 2014
Providing Financial Freedom for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Jon Snyder, from Free The Girls partner program Mission To El Salvador, teaching a finance class to the women in our El Salvador program. Meet Marta. She grew up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in El Salvador where gangs rule with violence and fear. As a teenager, she was exploited by one of the gangs...

September 3, 2014
How Does Clean Water Help Prevent Human Trafficking?

I was nine or ten years old when I came across the word “prostitute” in a joke book and asked my mom what it meant. I don’t recall what her answer was, although I know she gave me some explanation.   From there I formed some primitive understanding of what a prostitute was, and I could not...

September 1, 2014
The Face of Human Trafficking in El Salvador

    Who is buying young girls in El Salvador? Businessmen, radio announcers, and television personalities. As of now, these clients remain faceless and nameless.   This blog originally appeared on

August 28, 2014
Talking to Kids about Human Trafficking

I choose not to shield my son from the horrible things, because the horrible things need people like him to help fix them. There are a lot of moments in a child’s life that make their parents stop and think. I had one of these the other day. Recently I began to volunteering for Free The...

June 28, 2014
Take the Pledge and Show Your Support

Hundreds of people have volunteered with Free The Girls since 2010. Whether you had a bra drive, host a drop-off location at your business, donated time/talents, or served as volunteer at one of our Colorado events, we can’t begin to thank each of your for your service and commitment to helping survivors of sex trafficking in...

June 20, 2014
June 2014 Celebrating Freedom Newsletter

Inside This Issue Free The Girls Partners with Mission To El Salvador FAWCO Matching Funds Challenge Ends June 30  Meet FTG Inventory Manager Pam Gumns BRAlapalooza 2014   Free The Girls Partners with Mission To El Salvador The billboard sign...

June 19, 2014
Providing Job Opportunities to Survivors in El Salvador

The billboard sign in San Salvador reads, “La trata de mujeres es un delito. Levantemos nuestra voz.” which translates as, “Trafficking in women is a crime. Lift up our voice.” This is a significant step for a country in which, only a year ago, the topic of human trafficking was virtually absent from the...

June 13, 2014
Visiting Mozambique: A Mom’s Story

The time was the 2006-2007 school year. I lived in Denver, CO with my sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Dave Terpstra. They often discussed the idea of being missionaries in Mozambique, Africa. I asked them, what do you really want to do there? My sister’s response was simple, she wanted to work with...