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In January 2009, Kristina Lee was working at her first full time job in the fashion industry in New York City when she attended a conference on the topic domestic sex trafficking of minors. Little did she know, this conference would forever change her life. She heard the testimony of a young girl who had been bought and sold as property into the sex industry in the United States. After learning more about the topic and eager to make a difference, Kristina rallied a group of young leaders who had a passion to serve women in need.
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This team led a national educational awareness campaign hosting over 12 successful events, speaking to children, students, young adults, parents and senior citizens on the realities of sex trafficking in America through incorporating the arts. Freedom Forth’s message has recruited 100+ volunteers and partners, a phenomenal Board of Directors, Advisors, Committee as well as a partnership with Mayor Bloomberg’s Office Anti-Trafficking Task Force.

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In September  2011, they began their first after-care program to offer community based support services to directly serve women, teen and children survivors of domestic sex trafficking and violence in Morris County, New Jersey. Through their after-care program, they partner with local social service agencies to serve women, teens and children through their tailored services which include faith based support, a  community support group, counseling, medical services, educational scholarships, life and resilience skill workshops, fashion and beauty services and basic necessities. The intent of these services is to give their participants the tools to become self-sufficient, ultimately returning them to the community and live independently.
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Freedom Forth Ministries received their 501 (c)(3) tax-exemption status in September 2010. (All are welcomed regardless of religious affiliation, race, age or political beliefs.)