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Congratulations, Graduates!

Last night, 16 women graduated from Breaking Free's Sisters of Survival program! The celebration, held at Dunning Recreation Center, featured moving speeches from two Breaking Free Alumna, as well as advocates at Breaking Free.

Breaking Free would like to thank the volunteers and donors who worked so hard to make this graduation a success, especially:

Mary Roach, who organized food, gift bags, and volunteers;
Trafficking Justice & the Robbinsdale Bible Study for helping to provide food and bags;
Martha for the greens & mac'n'cheese;
Brianna Keleher, for her wonderful photography;
& all of our wonderful volunteers!


If you are interested in helping to provide meals or gift bags for our next graduation, scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, contact Julia Tindell at jtindell@breakingfree.net.

What's New

Watch Vednita Cater's TED talk below!

Vednita Carter, Founder and President 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." 

Upcoming Events

Annual Summer BBQ
Saturday, August 6, 2016


20 Year Anniversary Gala
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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