Our Impact

Exploit No More was founded in January 2013 by several churches in the Milwaukee Metro area, including Transformation City Church, Brew City Church, Westbrook Church, Elmbrook Church, and Brooklife Church. Since that founding, ENM have engaged over 30 faith partners.

Ascension Lutheran Church
Brew City Church*
Brookfield Christian Reformed*
Brooklife Church*
Christ Church of Mequon
Church Women United
Citybrook Church*
Crossway Church
Eastbrook Church*
Elmbrook Church*
Faith Lutheran Church*
First United Methodist*
Fox Point Lutheran Church*
Fox River Christian Church*
Heartland Church—Green Bay*
Heritage Christian School
Hope Street Ministries
Immanuel Baptist Church
Journey Church*
LifeBridge Church*
Meadowbrook Church*
Mercy Hill Church*
National Christian Foundation
No Regrets Men’s Conference
Northbrook Church*
Oakwood Church*
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church*
Poplar Creek Church*
Southbrook Church*
St. James Catholic Church *
The Ridge Church*
Transformation City Church*
Trinity Episcopal Church
Underwood Baptist Church*
Westbrook Church*
Wesleyan Justice Network

* Funding partner

Exploit No More actively partners with other organizations in the Milwaukee area in an effort to coordinate services and glean from current youth care workers. ENM’s partners include a host of local churches, as well as other organizations actively engaged in combating human trafficking, such as Greater Milwaukee Human Trafficking Task Force, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office, Rethink Resources and the Inner Beauty Center.

ENM’s Impact
Past

Phase 1 – Spring 2013-2016 – Laying the groundwork

In 3 short years, Exploit No More has provided training and prevention education, legislative advocacy and crisis help. In this brief time, ENM has made significant strides toward each mission objective.

Awareness (strategic training and community awareness):

  • Partnered with the Milwaukee Police Department, WI Dept. of Justice, and Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office to train over 497 individuals on victim identification and response protocols
  • Equipped over 108 men through men’s educational events and the No Regrets Conference to understand and fight the demand for child sex and pornography
  • Targeted 172 hotels to equip hospitality staff with missing children posters and national trafficking hotline information from the National Human Trafficking Center
  • Trained service provider professionals and students at Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Mary University, UW-Milwaukee, and Concordia

Advocacy (victim-centered advocacy and policy recommendations):

  • Co-hosted advocacy training with the International Justice Mission, Benedict Center, Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office and Inner Beauty Center training 298 individuals in advocacy support
  • As a member of the Greater Milwaukee Human Trafficking Task Force, worked to develop a resource manual for first responders, medical professionals and law enforcement
  • Engaged 25 partner churches and community organizations in the work
  • Launched Finding Home, a collaborative program aimed at identifying safe foster families for exploited and at-risk youth
  • Committee and policy appointments with:
    • Wisconsin State Human Trafficking Task Force
    • Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee
    • CAYSE Committee – Milwaukee County Children’s Court Comprehensive Approaches to Youth
    • Wisconsin Anti-Trafficking Consortium

Aftercare (non-residential and residential aftercare):

  • Assisted 15 families find help in Waukesha, Hartford, Delafield, Germantown, and Milwaukee
  • Partnered with Inner Beauty Center for immediate victim support
  • Researched and consulted with leading aftercare programs across the country to develop our aftercare program
  • Purchased a home to begin licensed aftercare of underage victims of sex trafficking
Present

Housing is one of the toughest challenges in stopping child sex trafficking, due to the enormous cost and time needed to even have a home, hire staff, and stay operational.

Now that the groundwork has been laid, it is important to continue growing a sustainable and impactful model of operations. A model that can be duplicated to open more homes in the future and to be an example for other organizations fighting human trafficking in Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin, the United States, and beyond.

Your support is a key part in making this model of “Strength Together” successful.

Phase 2 – Fall-Winter 2016-2017 – Renovations and Strength

  • Undergoing construction plans to make it into a beautiful and peaceful home for underage girls who were trafficked for sex.
  • It is called, The Freedom House
  • Moving forward in our licensing process to be a certified home for this population of youth
    • This time consuming and intense process through the WI Department of Children & Family can take 6-12 months.
    • The process cannot be started until there is a property and details for any renovations to ensure everything is up to code
  • Raising funds to renovate the home and increase financial strength of the organization
  • Increasing financial strength through consistent philanthropy efforts from our supporters
  • Developing plans and partnerships to increase the impact of awareness, prevention, and advocacy

Phase 3

Starting – Spring/Summer 2017 – Staffing, Awareness, Advocacy, and Strength

  • Preparing to hire staff for the home
  • Increasing financial strength through consistent philanthropy efforts from our supporters
  • Engaging in more awareness, prevention, and advocacy activity, including working with other community allies to move programs and services forward
  • Moving forward with the licensing process
  • Building more corporate support

Phase 4 – Fall/Winter of 2017 – Freedom House Opens

By this time the licensing process should be complete and Exploit No More, thanks to our committed Freedom Fighters, are opening a home to help children receive the care, hope, and restoration they need.

Future
  • More of what we have accomplished and consistently looking at how we can create an impact to end child sex trafficking.
  • With your support, we will continue and expand our scope of work.
  • More community partnerships that create an impact
  • Because of you, our Freedom House for aftercare will launch in 2017 and play a vital role in freeing lives from the mental and physical bondage of sex trafficking. Lives will be changed. Freedom restored. Love and hope will be poured into the kids under our care….all because of you! Thank you for being committed to fighting with us by supporting our mission! Strength together, to fight human trafficking