One life at a time, we’re ending sexual slavery around the world.
Everyday we work to rescue and restore women and children who are suffering in slavery. With your help, we can stop the cycle of exploitation and create freedom for all.
Our faith in Jesus motivates us to act on behalf of people who are exploited. We believe we are called to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. Read our statement of faith.
We are fighting slavery through the most effective means possible—our Local Partners. Our Local Partners share our vision for a world without slavery and bring a unique understanding of their own cultures and the challenges within their communities.
Ending slavery isn’t simple or easy, so we are addressing it on every possible front: rescuing and restoring victims, preventing and protecting vulnerable communities, and educating and engaging the public to disrupt the demand for slavery.
Money has the power to enslave people, but it also has the power to set people free. We’ve seen your donations change lives, so we’re committed to using every dollar to its fullest potential. Rescue:Freedom is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.
Our Mission: We exist to empower the rescue and restoration of those in sexual slavery and to prevent exploitation.
Our Founder’s Story
Rescue:Freedom’s founder, Jeremy Vallerand, was on a trip to India in 2008 when he saw something that changed his life forever. He was taken to the red light district in Mumbai where hundreds of girls were being bought and sold as sex slaves. He was completely overwhelmed by the exploitation he witnessed. The next day, he was taken to a safe home where women and children rescued from the red light district were receiving care and recovering from the trauma of their former life. Jeremy expected lifeless eyes and a sterile environment. Instead, he was met with people who were full of life and joy and took pride in their new surroundings. Jeremy saw the contrast between exploitation and freedom and was determined to do something about slavery.
That summer, Jeremy made plans to climb Mount Rainier, the highest peak in Washington state. He realized he could use his mountaineering expedition as a fundraiser to fight slavery. Jeremy shared his vision with his climbing friends, and together they formed Climb for Captives. The group set a goal of raising $14,411, a dollar for every foot of elevation of Mount Rainier. The group successfully summited Mount Rainier and surpassed their fundraising goal. Jeremy still wanted to do more.
Over the next few years, he and a group of friends joined together to dream about what it would look like to build an organization that could fight slavery around the world. In 2012, Rescue:Freedom was born. Since then, Rescue:Freedom has impacted the lives of over 49,000 people worldwide. Today, Jeremy serves as President & CEO of Rescue:Freedom and encourages people to use their passions to fight slavery.
The work we do is informed and motivated by a deep faith in Jesus and a commitment to His teachings.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18
We believe that ALL people are created in the image of God with inherent value. They are worthy of love and our best efforts to affirm that value. Our programs serve all people, from all backgrounds, without discrimination of any kind.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
We advocate for the vulnerable and exploited because we believe there is hope for a restored life and a better future.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” – Jesus, Luke 4:18