Vednita Carter - Founder and Executive Director of Breaking Free
To educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of abuse and commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex trafficking) and need assistance escaping the violence in their lives.
We understand sex trafficking as a vicious cycle of violence, abuse, incarceration, and addiction. We understand that repeated experiences of violence undermine women and girls capacities to avoid further victimization. Sexual exploitation distorts the lives of women and girls, destroys families, and communities.
•To expose prostitution/sex trafficking as violence against women
•To provide supportive services and education to exploited/trafficked women and girls to help them escape the cycle
•To operate within a culturally appropriate, age and gender-specific context
•To provide transitional and/or permanent housing and rental/placement assistance to our target population
•To educate the community about the effects of commercial sexual exploitation on women and girls