At The Local Mission we envision a world free of exploitation that values human life. While we are dedicated to our local community, the issue of trafficking and exploitation is global. We will partner with international organizations working in the area of human trafficking and exploitation around the world and send proceeds to help them create impact and prevent exploitation.
Because we are still in the formative stages we don’t have any official partnerships, but there are a number of global organizations we love that work in the area of prevention of trafficking and exploitation.
There are three ways to engage human trafficking: Awareness, Prevention and Aftercare. All three play a crucial role in ending trafficking and exploitation and healing the abused. At The Local Mission we are focusing on prevention.
As the coffee shop gets off the ground the Board of Directors will determine 3-4 international organizations to support that have programs focused on prevention. In the meantime, check out these great organizations.
International Justice Mission
IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence and exploitation in the developing world. They believe in stopping violence and exploitation before it starts by strengthening local justice systems.
The Freedom Story
Formerly the SOLD Project, The Freedom Story prevents child trafficking and exploitation through scholarships, mentorship and resources for at-risk children.
Missional Law is a non-profit corporation that seeks to protect human rights and to obtain justice for vulnerable, poor, and marginalized individuals.
Their mission is to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking by equipping them with skills to produce goods for the global market place.
Not for Sale
Slavery is alive and thriving. Not For Sale is a non-profit organization empowering modern-day slaves and those at risk around the world to lives of freedom. Through projects in 4 countries and more than 600 supply chain grades available for consumers and brands alike, Not For Sale is creating a world where no one is for sale.
Love146 works towards the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through prevention and survivor care.
Their mission is to end the violence and exploitation facing our world’s most isolated and vulnerable communities. They have done lots of work with child soldiers.
In addition to these non-profits, there are many businesses and organizations that work to put people over profit and prevent exploitation through fair trade. Visit our LiveFair Resources to see our favorite organizations and products.