6 Survivor-Led Initiatives to Support

Updated: Aug 5, 2021


Survivors of human trafficking who choose to join the advocacy world are blazing a trail for survivors like them to live their lives to the fullest, dream big dreams, and achieve anything they set their minds to. Below are 10 Survivor-Led Initiatives empowering survivors to do just that.


1. Rebecca Bender

In addition to being an author, consultant, and advocate, Rebecca Bender is the founder of Elevate Academy. Elevate Academy is the largest online school for survivors of human trafficking and provides survivors with classes, mentorship, cohort groups, and a number of additional resources to empower them to engage with their future and live their lives to the fullest.


2. Coco Berthmann

The Coco Berthmann Scholarship Fund is an initiative led by survivor leader, Coco Berthmann. Her dream is to empower survivors of human trafficking through higher education, allowing them to break free from a cycle of abuse, look toward their future, and embrace a life of freedom and hope.