Jamelia’s Freedom Story

This week we have the privilege of sharing Jamelia Vicks’ incredible Freedom Story.

Born in Belize, trafficked across borders, hidden in plain sight and eventually rescued and empowered, she is now committed to making a difference for an estimated 21 million labor trafficking victims across the globe.

Jamelia is resilient, gracious and courageous as she shares her story. Yes, she was rescued but she also escaped as a result of her own determination. She is an inspiration to all of us.

As we prepare observe Freedom Sunday in the Central Valley on February 7th, I am reminded of the words of Arthur Ashe.


Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can. 

Each of us has a #FreedomStory to tell. You can make a difference for people trapped in modern day slavery. Start where you are.

– Ryan Townsend, Executive Director.

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