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Breaking Free's Annual Summer BBQ!

Breaking Free's Annual Summer BBQ is right around the corner! At Breaking Free, we understand that a central component of healing is making time for self care, relaxation, and celebrating the hard work you've done to heal.The BBQ is a wonderful opportunity for women at Breaking Free and their families to sit back, relax, and enjoy the summertime.

Saturday, August 6th

Newell Park
900 Fairview Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Can you help us provide some of the food we need to make this event a success? Would you like to volunteer? Here's what we need:

-Hamburger (50 lb.)
-Hot dogs (100 total)
-Brats (75 total)
-Chicken wings/thighs (200 total)
-Hot dog buns (175 total)
-Hamburger buns (200 total)
-Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.)
-Salads (caesar salads, pasta salads, taco salads, whatever you'd like to make!)
-Assorted chips
-Baked beans
-Plates, napkins, utensils, & cups
-To-go boxes for women to take food home at the close of the event
-Eggs for the egg toss!
-Pies for the pie toss!

...and of course...

to help set up, clean up, cook food, serve food, and facilitate games!!

We would LOVE to see you at this wonderful event! Thank you, as always for your ongoing support of Breaking Free and our programs!!

If you are able to donate to help us provide food or gifts at the Summer BBQ, please 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