We empower survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution to build new lives through safe housing, direct services, effective healing programs, survivor advocacy, worldwide policy change, and hope.
"The single greatest barrier to escaping sex trafficking and prostitution is a lack of safe housing." Terry Forliti, Executive Director of Breaking Free
Breaking Free is currently the only survivor-led provider of housing services to victims of sex trafficking and their children in Minnesota. We provide a week-day Drop-In Center and permanent supportive housing for 34 family units.
In 2019, Breaking Free opened the only survivor-led emergency shelter specifically for victims of sex trafficking and prostitution in Minnesota.
Your Call MN created a video showcasing our Men Breaking Free program with staff and participant interviews.
This live zoom was created on National Human Trafficking Awareness, January 11th, 2021.
Race-based sexual exploitation and violence are endemic to the sex industry.
"A Successful Launch of Men Breaking Free Gains Attention After Two Years of Solid Results," an Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies peer-reviewed article.
Lori Paul, past Director of Communications, speaking at NCOSE 2019 on the impact of Men Breaking Free.
The healing and support groups at Breaking Free, Sisters of Survival, and the Alumni Group are meeting weekly every Tuesday night at 5:00 PM.
Coming up in October 2021 is the 25th Anniversary of Breaking Free.
Please plan to celebrate with us!
770 University Ave W Saint Paul, MN 55104 US
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October 12th, 2021
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
770 University Ave W Saint Paul, MN 55104
Join us as we walk down University Avenue and participate in the candlelight remembrance ceremony to honor the life and beauty of those survivors of sex trafficking who have passed away.