From being trapped in the horrific and unending nightmare of human trafficking to being set free and starting a new life, Free the Captives is giving hope to Houston girls.
Founded in 2009, Free the Captives is a faith-based, anti-human trafficking 501(c)3 non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston’s youth. We engage and mobilize the community while partnering with other non-profits, law enforcement, and government agencies in the fight against modern day slavery.
We rescue teenaged trafficking victims in Houston by working closely with law enforcement. We restore the lives of the victims by providing much needed jobs, GED tutoring, scholarships, housing and mentoring. We teach practical life skills as well as develop work ethic and entrepreneurship. Our staff also helps the girls get identification, go to medical appointments, and apply for jobs—while also assisting them with material needs such as clothing, groceries, and furniture.
Free the Captives is also a leader in educating the public and raising awareness about human trafficking. We train thousands of people each year locally and nationally by speaking at churches, schools, academic conferences and civic groups. We host our annual Houston Human Trafficking Conference, which trains professionals like law enforcement officers, attorneys, and therapists. Furthermore, we conduct research as well as focus on public policy issues in order to eradicate human trafficking in Houston.