We unite funders, adventurers, and every day people with over 40 local organizations across more than 25 countries. Together, we find and accelerate the most effective frontline initiatives and create resources and tools to scale the fight against human trafficking. It's working.
We work with over 40 local partners spanning more than 25 countries to fight sex trafficking daily.
843,965 people have been impacted through aftercare, prevention, outreach, awareness, and intervention programs since 2012.
Over 230 unique programs holistically combating trafficking and scaling the global movement.
61 safe homes operating worldwide provide holistic care to help victims become survivors.
So far this year, 64 people were set free from sex trafficking.
Last Year, 62,444 people were impacted through online and in-person outreach.
Last Year, 3,311 people were empowered with job training. 917 people have been employed as a direct result.
Last year, 11,102 people were empowered with a life-changing education. Education is one of the most powerful ways to prevent trafficking.
Last year, 23,255 attempts to purchase sex were disrupted.
"To call Atlas Free and EPIK merely "partners" in this work is incomplete. There is so much more. You've brought knowledge, vision, and a global like-minded community to us, and it's difficult to overestimate the value of those gifts. Loneliness is an occupational hazard in this work. Before our paths crossed, we were feeling that loneliness acutely. Still, you showed up with hopeful vision, and tangible resources but, most importantly, with an invitation to join an authentic community of humble and effective organizations. Our financial reports reflect only one aspect of our "partnership" with Atlas Free; our relationship's deeper and perhaps more impactful benefits can't fit on a spreadsheet. Keep doing what you do, in the way you do it. We're grateful, and we're not alone."
"Partnering with Atlas Free has amplified our efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation of girls in Cambodia. Their team listened to our ideas of how to strengthen our model, then helped resourced it, while cheering us on the whole way. Because of Atlas Free, we now have Cambodia's only hotline specifically for girls at risk of sexual exploitation and have actively prevented over 2,500 girls from being trafficked or exploited since we partnered."
"The support we are receiving from Atlas Free with the Survivor Engagement Program has enabled us to develop a victim-centered and survivor-led process to include the voices of survivors in our work. The lessons learned by engaging survivors as experts by experience have impacted our day-to-day work in preventing human trafficking, inspired our team, who has grown so much in this process, and strengthened the social movement we are building in Romania against human trafficking."
"Being a partner of Atlas Free is truly an honor, as they have helped us become the start of a globally connected network to end sex trafficking and sexual violence of all kinds. Atlas Free isn't just changing the lives of survivors, but they are changing our lives as partners, caregivers, and individuals who no longer have to feel alone in this fight. Atlas Free has supported us through financial accomplishments such as education center, transportation, safety structures, hiring the right staff, and staff development and trauma training. Furthermore, the personnel of Atlas Free has made us feel seen, valued, and cared for, all the way across the world through their prayers, messages, and even visits. We are genuinely grateful to follow the steps of such leaders in this fight as Atlas Free."
"Atlas Free has been an incredible partner in the fight against sex trafficking. For the past seven years, they have supported us in implementing rehabilitation programs for survivors, coaching and training our staff in trauma care, and financially supporting us to finish building a training center in Adama. Atlas Free has also helped us to implement a research project that studied the dynamics of prostitution in 3 major cities of Ethiopia, i.e., Addis Ababa, Adama, and Bahir Dar. In addition, they stood by our side when things became really difficult due to Covid 19. We have received financial support to provide food to the survivors and capital support from Ellilta Products, our nonprofit wing. We have been blessed by the partnership and friendship with Atlas Free staff and leadership!"
"For me, being a leader in this movement has meant commitment and deepening the reflective processes to understand my own healing experience. Atlas Free is there to fulfill the continuous and constant task of supporting each one of us and coming together in common experiences, feeling that we are not alone. It has meant feeling inspired by my mentor, partner, and friend."
"Thanks to the support of Atlas Free, I wake up knowing that I am not alone in this fight and have a network for learning and growing. Being a leader in this movement fills me with confidence and allows me to fulfill my dreams of serving other women who, like me, have suffered exploitation in the past."
We intervene, prevent, advocate, and disrupt sex trafficking and exploitation. Since freedom and exploitation look different in every region, so does our strategy. Our global network understands the vulnerabilities of sex trafficking and exploitation, which makes the network effective at comprehensively combatting the issue.
We value proven solutions in the local context. See how we work here.
In collaboration with a global network, we have built a holistic framework that addresses essential issues in four key areas to resource the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation. See how we work here.
No, that's part of what makes our work scalable and unique. We also initiate new projects when we can’t find a sustainable solution in a given country or region. We invest in what's working and build what's missing. See more here.
We believe in local expression and a contextual approach to tackling unique problems in a given country or region. Those who are cultural experts and instigators of change are our best chance at ending sexual exploitation. Learn more here.
We vigilantly watch global trends, study cultures, pay attention to governments and legislators, learn from successful programming, and invest in what is already working. See more here.
The heart of our work is centered around women and children living in exploitation and vulnerability. These are their stories.