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MARCH 8,2019


Alumni Campaign

Goal: $15,000

Won’t you please join us to help empower survivors of our Breaking Free Women’s Program?  We believe that aftercare and alumni participation is key to the healing and support that we need as survivors of sexual exploitation/human trafficking. Once we are able to leave our perpetrators/pimps and/or escape the lifestyle that we were involved in, a lot of hard work begins. Many of us have never had our own apartment or living space. We don’t know how to parent. We don’t have any life skills or job skills. We don’t have women friends. We have no idea how to have a healthy relationship with anybody. Some of us have had some permanent brain injury and have PTSD from being in the life so it is hard for us to navigate this new life without the help of a sister. But this is where Breaking Free thrives! We are a team of survivors that work with one another to begin the healing process together. We may NEVER escape the nightmare of our past but we can move forward. We also realize that while AA/NA and other support groups are very instrumental in healing from chemical dependency, they don’t always garner healing for those of us that were also involved in prostitution. A lot of bias still exists in the community towards us. That is why we created our weekly Alumni Group. We have a couple of great projects in the work that we would like to roll out but can’t without your help.

We are looking for your Talent, Treasures and Time. If you are able to help out in any of the following ways, please do. You are investing in the lives of so many. We typically have between 30-60 survivors that are part of our alumni group each month.

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What's New

Sex Trafficking: The New Slavery, a radio documentary from KMOJ

                            LISTEN HERE

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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Breaking Free was established in October 1996, by Vednita Carter, Founder, as a non-profit organization serving women involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, and prostitution/sex trafficking. In the fall of 2016 Terry Forliti was appointed by Vednita Carter and the Breaking Free Board of Directors as the new Executive Director.Phone: 651-645-6557
Address: P.O. Box 4366, St. Paul, MN 55104