Freedom & Justice for Humanity
Protecting the defenseless
We are a small non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon. We plan to bring together communities to educate and prevent human trafficking. Our focus is specifically on men and boys because they are often unseen and underserved in communities.
Rescue men and boys who are victims of human trafficking from modern day slavery. Fight for their freedom and restore justice. Help survivors integrate back into society as free human beings.
Focus on men and boys
Men and boys are often seen as strong or as perpetrators, and not seen as victims. Unfortunately, men and boys make up a good portion of victims of human trafficking, but these victims tend to be overlooked and underserved. One major problem is the underreporting because so many men and boys suffer in silence due to shame and guilt. The population is invisible to many. We want to shed light on this issue to better provide services, support, and resources to assist these victims with breaking the chains of human trafficking and regaining their lives.
We believe the best solution to end human trafficking must start from educating local communities. When people in the community are aware of the issue, they will look out for their neighbors! Our goal is to create Freedom & Justice for Humanity workshops in communities to spread light and end human trafficking.
- Provide case management for the victims of human trafficking, specifically for men and boys.
- Create Freedom & Justice for Humanity Workshops in communities.
- Connect victims of human trafficking with resources including culturally specific resources when appropriate
- Help survivors regain their lives through after care programs.
- Provide emotional and mental support through mentorships and other affiliations.
Freedom Lanterns and Spread Light End Human Trafficking Campaign
Human trafficking is a hidden crime in plain sight. Destroying millions of innocent lives and dreams. We believe as communities come together to lift Freedom Lanterns that they shed light on the dark world of human trafficking.
The process: We collect glass containers that are thrown out from homes in our communities. We sanitize and clean them, then re-purpose each item into a beautiful Freedom Lantern. We use our Freedom Lantern to raise awareness in the local community through our #SpreadLightEndHumanTrafficking Campaign.
Freedom and Justice for Humanity (FJFH) Workshops
The Freedom Lanterns are very symbolic and meaningful. Many victims of human trafficking are thrown out from the society. Stigma, shame, physical and mental health issues all affect their lives. Most of the time society doesn’t hear their cries for freedom and justice, and they are often forgotten! Through our Freedom & Justice for Humanity workshops, our goal is that it will lead to awareness and protection of survivors in the community. When we pick up recycled containers from the communities/homes and repurpose them into a Freedom Lantern, we are sending a message in our communities. That message is to stand with us to protect and provide a safe place for survivors of human trafficking where they can thrive in society.
How you can get involved
You can volunteer to make Freedom Lanterns and bring your glass containers for recycling for Freedom Lanterns (which are candle holders), donate to the cause, have us come to a location to educate your community members about human trafficking or to offer a workshop, and/or offer your services and resources for victims.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become involved in the effort of spreading light on human trafficking. We would love to have you join us!
Join our fight to proclaim freedom & justice for the defenseless among us. You can make a tax deductible donation. Our fiscal sponsor is Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods’ 501(c)(3)
Checks are to be made out to “NECN” with the name Freedom & Justice for Humanity (FJFH) written in the memo line. Checks should be sent directly to the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
What should you do if you suspect human trafficking?
If you suspect someone is a victim of trafficking, the National Human Trafficking Hotline is your best resource. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking.
Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733.
Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline Web Chat via www.humantraffickinghotline.org/chat
Report missing children or child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)