We are ending sexual slavery for women and children across the globe one life at a time. Rescue:Freedom international is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (EIN 16-1773392) that is a leading force in the rescue and restoration of survivors of human trafficking.
Who We Are
Our board is made up of a diverse group of leaders who bring a breadth of experience ranging from government, military, law, business, faith, professional sports, and culture. Meet our Board of Directors.
Message from the President
At Rescue:Freedom International we take great care to ensure the funds our donors entrust us with are used with the greatest effectiveness and efficiency. We make sure every dollar is stretched as far as it can be to help restore lives broken by sexual slavery.
In 2008, Rescue:Freedom International’s Founder and CEO, Jeremy Vallerand travelled to India for the first time. He was profoundly impacted when his local host drove him through the red light district of Mumbai. Witnessing the exploitation that women and children were experiencing, first hand, changed the course of his life forever. On the same trip, he visited a home where women and children were rescued from sexual slavery and receiving care to journey through restoration and recovery. The contrast between a life of exploitation and a life of freedom had a lasting impression on him. He left India determined to fight slavery.
In the summer of 2008, Jeremy and his good friend Del Chittim, along with a few other friends, launched Climb for Captives. They used their love of climbing mountains to raise awareness and support for the fight against human trafficking. After successfully summiting Mount Rainier, and surpassing their Climb for Captives’ fundraising goals, he was still determined to do more.
Over the course of the next few years, a Board of Directors was created and they started to dream and deliberate about what it would look like to build an organization that could fight slavery around the world. In 2012, Rescue:Freedom International became a full-operational organization and opened their headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Since then, Rescue:Freedom has touched the lives of more than 48,000 women and children across the world.