Freedom Report

Matt & Laura Parker


A Note from our Founders

Dear Friends,
2020 was a year of incredible challenge for all of us. Navigating a global pandemic as a nonprofit was full of forced innovations and changing plans. COVID made us balance and cut budgets, then balance and cut them again. It forced us to navigate remote work and safety concerns as a team, it grounded our international travel, and it brought us face to face, once again, with the reality that hardship has the greatest impact on the vulnerable…

When COVID hit, we responded quickly, strategically, and sacrificially.

2020 Highlights·

2020 Highlights·

2020 Highlights·

2020 Highlights·

2020 Highlights·

Expansion of Programs

The Exodus Road is excited to share that we are strategically launching two additional programs in our work in the fight against human trafficking. In addition to our core program – Search + Rescue – we are officially expanding our prevention and aftercare programs through TraffickWatch Academy and Beyond Rescue. 

Ordinary Documentary

The vulnerable, unlikely story of how The Exodus Road began — with an ordinary couple, gritty undercover work, and a dream that rescue from human trafficking was possible.

Ordinary captured the attention of our community around the world and continues to inspire ordinary people to find their role in freedom.

400 Years of Prison Time

In 2019, our investigative teams helped police with a case, Operation Lost Boys, that resulted in the rescue of 17 children. Because of the evidence gathered and with the help of partners, 13 traffickers were arrested by policeand faced serious charges.

In 2020, after countless hours in the legal system, justice was finally served. The traffickers received collective sentences of over 400 years in prison!

#1 on Apple Podcasts

In May of 2020 we celebrated reaching the top of the charts on Apple Podcasts Nonprofit category – and that wasn’t the last time our podcast, Until All Are Free, held a spot in the top 10! Our audience has provided nearly 100 5-Star reviews and has listened to a collective 305,000 minutes across 14 episodes. You can find Until All Are Free on all major podcast platforms.


Traffickwatch Academy

Leveraging a decade of experience on the front lines working with law enforcement partners, our TraffickWatch training program equips national police, NGO practitioners, students, and communities with engaging, quality content from diverse leaders in the counter-trafficking community. Primarily in digital format, and thus highly accessible and sustainable, this training quickly equips front-line workers to recognize and combat trafficking in their communities. 

Nearly a decade of experience.

Search + Rescue

We train local operatives, identify victims, build effective cases, utilize technology and covert gear, and support law enforcement in operations. Our covert investigative tactics are best-in-class, and our collaborative partnerships with police are critical for impact in their own justice systems. 

All Time Impact


Our Search + Rescue teams are currently in India, Latin America, the Philippines (New in 2021!), and Thailand. Each team contains investigators, social workers, and support staff.
Our team of Western volunteer operatives (DELTA Team) supports our local national teams in short-term deployments throughout the year.


Survivors Rescued


Traffickers Arrested


Countries of Operation

1 Girl Rescued | 1 Adult Arrested | Thailand

Ireshi’s Rescue

Ireshi* was wearing Disney princess pajamas on her slight frame when they came for her, a glaring symbol of the innocence of childhood that was taken from her.

*Name is representational to protect the identity of the survivor.

Image of Latin American Cityscape from atop a building in the city.

1 Girl Rescued | 1 Trafficker Arrested | Latin America

Monica’s Rescue

Monica’s story is all too common. At seventeen years old, her boyfriend became her trafficker.

*Name is representational to protect the identity of the survivor.

Beyond Rescue Program·

Beyond Rescue Program·

Beyond Rescue Program·

Beyond Rescue Program·

Beyond Rescue Program·


Beyond Rescue

We know that the moment of rescue is only the first step in a survivor’s journey to true freedom. In addition to providing crisis care workers and social workers on our Search + Rescue teams, our Beyond Rescue program was developed with the value of offering holistic care in mind.
Utilizing a trauma-informed approach and working in collaboration with other NGO partners, we are now uniquely tailoring aftercare services for those in greatest need in the countries where we work.

Southeast Asia

Freedom House

This TER-led safe house and mentorship program specifically serves adult female survivors of sex trafficking and sex exploitation.
Located in an area where the sex industry is rampant, this program will offer immediate shelter and care for women in crisis. In addition, it will offer women a one-year program that will include: trauma-informed therapy, life skills classes, counseling, medical care, community internships, and job skills training.
We will be welcoming our first clients in the Fall of 2021.

Learn more about Freedom House

2020 Financials

We take financial responsibility and transparency seriously.


Income Received


Growth Over 5 years


Program Expenses

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Celebrating the work that you empowered throughout 2020.