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Feeling safe is the key to begin to strengthen and start anew.

We have an important need right now. We are grateful for our housing that we provide to victims of sex-trafficking, but the buildings have some old ways about them. The locks and keys can easily be duplicated and opened and we are in NEED to improve safety. Trouble tries to follow and we need to keep the women safe.

This is a right now need campaign and are asking for donations so that we can implement locks and keys that would not be able to be duplicated or easily opened. We are looking into a fob system that would indicate when and by who the door is opened as fobs are assigned and also a key system where those keys could not be duplicated. New lighting and some different camera mounting positions are also happening.

But the KEY is key.


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Watch Vednita Cater's TED talk below!

Vednita Carter, Founder of Breaking Free, shares a powerful message in this TED talk presented at TEDxMinneapolis in July 2015. Carter begins by telling her own story of survival as a high school graduate trafficked in a strip club in Minneapolis. She explains how she got out of the Life and went on to found Breaking Free in October 1996 as a place for women to find safety and refuge. "No woman, no girl, no one deserves to be bought and sold," she declares in her talk. "This is no one's destiny-no one's." 

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May 22nd, 2018 Graduation

July 28th, 2018 Annual BBQ

September 4th, 2018 Graduation

October 9th, 2018 Candlelight Vigil

December 8th, 2018 Annual Christmas Party

December 18th, 2018 Graduation

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Breaking Free was established in October 1996, by Vednita Carter, Founder and President, as a non-profit organization serving women involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, and prostitution/sex trafficking.Phone: 651-645-6557
Address: P.O. Box 4366, St. Paul, MN 55104