Breaking Free is a Minnesota-based non-profit and social justice/social change organization founded in 1996 by Vednita Carter. In the fall of 2016 Terry Forliti was appointed by
Vednita Carter and the Breaking Free Board of Directors as the new Executive
Director. Every year, Breaking Free helps over 200 women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Our main offices are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a branch in Minneapolis. Breaking Free's doors are open to women throughout Minnesota and the United States.