Finding Freedom + Dreams for the Future: Stephanie’s Story

At Freedom a la Cart we are inspired every day by our employees. It’s a privilege to be a part of their journeys of healing, independence and self-sufficiency. Stephanie, a CATCH Court graduate and Freedom employee, has graciously volunteered to share a little bit about her experiences as a survivor of human trafficking and her work with Freedom. Here is her story:

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From a Painful Past to a Future Filled with Hope: April’s Story

January has been designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Month to increase advocacy and spread the word about ways to fight human trafficking. But at Freedom, we work year-round to continue our mission of ending modern slavery.

To keep the conversation going, some of our Freedom ladies have kindly agreed to share their survivor stories and answer some questions about their journeys. Meet April, who was able to escape life on the streets and has now become one of our kitchen supervisors.

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Human Trafficking Survivor Stories: Freedom a la Cart’s Vivian Kriel


Since bringing Freedom food to Columbus in 2011, our organization has had a lot of help in getting to where we are todayWe are driven by the stories of the incredibly strong women that we’ve come to know and work withThrough their courageperseverance, laughter, and friendship, these survivors of human trafficking keep us motivated in our fight for freedom. And so today, we want to share with you the story of a woman who reinforces our cause every single day.

Vivian Kriel is one of Freedom’s first employees and a peer mentor for the women enrolled in the CATCH program. In providing these survivors with all the resources they may need, Vivian strives to encourage and support them through an incredibly vulnerable time. We asked her to share a little bit about her journey and why she continues to fight for Freedom alongside our organization.

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