Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute



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The University of Toledo's Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute's F.R.E.E. program provides scholarships and support for survivors of human trafficking. Specifically the program has four phases, (1) Foundation (2) Readiness (3) Education, and (4) Employment. The acronym F.R.E.E. signifies their potential to achieve economic and psychological freedom and empowerment.

The University of Toledo's Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute believes in a survivor's capacity to move from survivor to thriver by achieving a degree or certification, becoming economically empowered and obtaining livable employment. The F.R.E.E. program is able to do this thanks to funding provided by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Foundation. The ECMC mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvement that affect educational outcomes especially among underserved populations - through evidence based innovation.

This program is dedicated to support human trafficking survivors only. All applicants must meet eligibility criteria in order to participate. If you are interested in participating, please contact:

LaDonna D. Knabbs, M.A.
F.R.E.E. Project Coordinator
Health and Human Services Building Rm. 2638
The University of Toledo
Office Phone: 419.530.4396
Cell Phone: 567.218.1467

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Last Updated: 6/27/22