Lucy's Vision for 2024
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
4M ago
Jan. 26th, 2024 - We’re excited for what 2024 can bring, and we’d love to share our vision for child trafficking prevention this year. In this week’s podcast episode, we’re sharing a statement from our CEO Lucy McCray about her perspective and goals. Listen to learn more. Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast where we bring you updates in audio version. For more information, please visit ⁠⁠⁠https://thefreedomstory.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thefreedomstory/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thefreedomst ..read more
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It's Human Trafficking Awareness Day!
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
4M ago
Jan. 11th, 2024 - Welcome to a new year! We’re kicking it off with a celebration of Human Trafficking Awareness Day -- and some thoughts on how to think bigger about combating trafficking. Listen to learn more. Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast where we bring you updates in audio version. For more information, please visit ⁠⁠https://thefreedomstory.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thefreedomstory/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thefreedomstory/support ..read more
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Cat: Our First Scholarship Student and Where She Is Now
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
5M ago
Dec. 26th, 2023 - Cat was our first scholarship student, and as such, has had a front-row seat to the growth of The Freedom Story and the impact of prevention in her life and in her community. Listen to hear Cat's perspective. As of this writing, we are around 75% of the way to our goal, with only a handful of days left to hit our target. We could really use your help to ensure our prevention programs continue with strength in 2024 and that we're able to support 330 newly identified at-risk children. ⁠⁠Can you help us reach $100K⁠⁠ to protect them through 2024? Welcome to The Freed ..read more
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Meet Rochana
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
5M ago
Dec. 19th, 2023 - Rochana's parents didn’t see the value of education; what they could see, however, was what kind of money many other girls in their village were making in the sex industry. Even as a child, though, Rochana wanted something different. Listen to hear Rochana's story. ⁠Can you help us reach $100K⁠ to protect at-risk children like Rochana through 2024? Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast where we bring you updates in audio version. For more information, please visit ⁠⁠⁠www.thefreedomstory.org⁠⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com ..read more
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Let us tell you about Kaew
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
6M ago
Dec. 12th, 2023 - Kaew's family struggled to find stability. The pull of the sex industry was a strong and constant presence. From a young age, she wanted to help her mother, but her world did not promote her safety. Listen to hear Kaew's story. Can you help us reach $100K to protect at-risk children like Kaew through 2024? Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast where we bring you updates in audio version. For more information, please visit ⁠⁠www.thefreedomstory.org⁠⁠⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thefreedomstory/message Support this podcast ..read more
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Saeng's Story
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
6M ago
Dec. 5th, 2023 - ⁠⁠⁠⁠In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we’re sharing stories about students who have graduated from our child trafficking prevention programs. These students were identified as being at risk of trafficking and exploitation and, with the help of scholarships and mentorship, were able to turn their path from one of risk to one of resilience. This is what successful prevention looks like. Listen to hear Saeng's story. Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast where we bring you updates in audio version. For more information, please visit ⁠www.thefreedomstory.org ..read more
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Thanksgiving Gratitude
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
6M ago
Nov. 23rd, 2023 - ⁠⁠Fifteen years of freedom, and there is so much to be thankful for! Looking back over the past decade and a half, we feel immense gratitude to everyone who has joined the journey to protect vulnerable children. Listen to learn more. Upcoming dates to know: - Join us on Giving Tuesday (Nov 28th) and help spread the word! - Keep an eye on this space for more student stories to come, from the end of November through the end of 2023! Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast where we bring you updates in audio version. For more information, please visit www.thefreedomstor ..read more
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Why We're Choosing Celebration
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
7M ago
Nov. 10th, 2023 - When we started planning our 15th-anniversary celebration, we didn’t anticipate feeling compelled to share a message like this. Events in recent weeks have prompted us to want to share why we’re deliberately choosing celebration, even in the face of darkness. Listen to learn more. Upcoming dates to know: - Join our 15th anniversary celebration on Nov. 16th - Join us on Giving Tuesday (Nov 28th) and help spread the word! - Keep an eye on this space for more student stories to come, from the end of November through the end of 2023! Welcome to The Freedom Story podcast wh ..read more
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15 Years of Milestones & Achievements
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
7M ago
Oct. 27th, 2023 - When one of our founders, Rachel Sparks, first met a young girl at risk named Cat and felt compelled to offer a scholarship to help keep her in school, it was hardly imaginable that her heartfelt impulse would ignite something as large as The Freedom Story has become. Looking back over the past 15 years, we have grown tremendously and are proud to say that the seeds planted so many years ago have born fruit. Listen to learn more. Join us to celebrate at our 15th Anniversary party, online on Nov. 16th at 6pm PST! RSVP by Nov. 7 to get a ticket with a fancy party box ..read more
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Meet Somying
The Freedom Story
by The Freedom Story
8M ago
Oct. 16th, 2023 - When Somying’s father was incarcerated for a drug-related crime, the duty to help her family manage daily life fell upon Somying. Her mother suffered from a heart condition, which meant that, from the age of 5 or 6, Somying helped her mother cook, take care of the home, and watch after her wayward younger sister. You'll get a chance to meet Somying at our 15th Anniversary celebration! This is her story. Listen to learn more. Join us at our 15th Anniversary party, online on Nov. 16th at 6pm PST! RSVP by Nov. 7 to get a ticket with a fancy party box - or you can join without ..read more
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