The LIFE Initiative, Inc. aims to collaborate with all essential organizations and agencies to prevent, combat and eradicate human trafficking as well as recover and support all victims of this egregious crime.
The LIFE Initiative, Inc. utilizes a trauma-informed, collaborative, harm-reduction and victim-centered strategy to raise awareness, educate the community with an emphasis on youth and schools, while recovering and assisting victims of human trafficking to ensure they have a voice that will be heard, essential resources provided immediately, as well as leadership opportunities within the organization to support their journey toward freedom and empowerment.
The LIFE Initiative, Inc. (Lifting Individuals to Freedom from Exploitation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which was created to address gaps in identification and recovery of and service provision to victims of human trafficking throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. LIFE includes a collaborative team of individuals, some of whom are survivors of sexual violence and exploitation. These individuals have several years of experience in combating human trafficking and varying backgrounds which include, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Advocacy, Medical, Legal, Educational, Law Enforcement, Corrections/Probation and Parole, Mental Health, Foster Parents, Trauma-Informed Therapy, and Substance Abuse Treatment. This team aims to work collaboratively with any and all appropriate organizations to enhance awareness, educate youth and the community, recover victims as safely as possible and provide the best, most immediate services to all recovered/encountered victims. LIFE excels in ensuring a trauma-informed, victim-centered, and harm reduction approach to recovering and assisting individuals which is critical to ensuring safety as well as building relationships with victims and the community.
Since our inception in September of 2020, we have already assisted in the recovery of and/or ensuring service provision for three juvenile victims in Kenosha and Racine counties, as well as five adult victims in Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee counties. Combating human trafficking takes a network of dedicated individuals and we must fight as a community from our own cities and counties as well as coming together as a state and nation to create change. All must understand this is a horrendous crime which is occurring every moment of every single day in every community and we all must work together to end trafficking.