25 episodes

What is sex trafficking? Does it really happen here? What’s being done about it? How can an individual like myself help the cause? Introducing Voices of Freedom, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Freedom team members Devin and Mandie. We’re here to cover it all, from human trafficking research and laws to personal stories from the community. We will host a variety of guests including sex trafficking survivors, Freedom a la Cart team members, partner organizations, law enforcement officials, mental health & substance use professionals, and other human trafficking experts. Join us as we take the conversation deeper, elevate survivors and their stories, educate the community, and advocate for an important cause. We can’t wait for you to join the conversation! #yourvoicematters

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What is sex trafficking? Does it really happen here? What’s being done about it? How can an individual like myself help the cause? Introducing Voices of Freedom, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Freedom team members Devin and Mandie. We’re here to cover it all, from human trafficking research and laws to personal stories from the community. We will host a variety of guests including sex trafficking survivors, Freedom a la Cart team members, partner organizations, law enforcement officials, mental health & substance use professionals, and other human trafficking experts. Join us as we take the conversation deeper, elevate survivors and their stories, educate the community, and advocate for an important cause. We can’t wait for you to join the conversation! #yourvoicematters

    Truckers Against Trafficking -- Meet Liz

    Truckers Against Trafficking -- Meet Liz

    This week on Voices of Freedom, Liz with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) joins us and shares a little bit about her journey as a survivor leader, what TAT is, and what human trafficking training can do for our communities.

    • 13 min
    Trauma Bond

    Trauma Bond

    Have you heard of the term “trauma bond”? 
    On this week’s episode of Voices of Freedom, Kaitlin Casassa, LISW-S, MSW, a PhD candidate in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University, joins us and helps educate us on what a trauma bond is, who it affects, and how we can help those affected. 

    • 35 min
    Meet our friend Kelly with Her Song!

    Meet our friend Kelly with Her Song!

    This week on Voices of Freedom, our friend Kelly joins us from the anti-human trafficking organization Her Song. Their mission is to engage survivors of sex trafficking in building a new life by providing safe relationships, a healthy community of support, mental health care, life skills, and preparing them for work, education and achieving new goals. 

    • 19 min
    The bridge between living on the streets to a self-sufficient life -- Meet Caroline!

    The bridge between living on the streets to a self-sufficient life -- Meet Caroline!

    Find out what burns Caroline's biscuits on this week's episode of Voices of Freedom! Caroline shares the transformation she sees in women who were once living on the streets that are now ready to graduate CATCH Court. She also sheds light on the stigma of relapse and mental health and what we can do as community members to help end the stigma. 

    We had quite a few laughs throughout this episode and we hope that you not only learn something but also laugh along with us! 

    Let us know what you think of this episode in the comments!

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    Caroline Moore, LSW, MSW, has worked in the Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) field for several years. Her professional path began as an AHT Case Manager, before being promoted to Victim Advocate with the Central Ohio HT Task Force. After returning to school to receive her Master’s in Social Work from OSU, Caroline became CATCH Court Coordinator, where she manages client and partner relations for the specialized docket. Caroline has volunteered with Sanctuary Night since its inception in 2017 as a link between women in ‘the life’ and the court system. She additionally began providing counseling through Porchlight in the beginning of 2022.

    P.S. should we do a bloopers episode? 

    • 26 min
    Life After Living on the Streets

    Life After Living on the Streets

    What does life look like after living on the streets for years? It’s hard to imagine the level of strength it takes to leave a lifestyle of prostitution and substance use – but it is achievable. Our friend Nancy joined us for this week’s Voices of Freedom podcast and shares about the life she left and where she is now. 

    • 25 min
    Narcan, Ending the Stigma, and More

    Narcan, Ending the Stigma, and More

    Curious how you can help combat the opioid epidemic right here in Central Ohio? On this week’s episode of Voices of Freedom Mandie  + Devin chatted with two RREACT team members, Amy and Rachel,  who shared about what their team does, what impact Narcan has on our community, and how to help end the stigma around substance use.

    Learn more about RREACT here.

    Order Narcan here.

    Watch Mandie + RREACT team member on the news here!


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    We'd like to thank MGF Sourcing and the MGF Touch Foundation for their sponsorship of Eat Up Columbus- Freedom a la Cart's annual fundraiser, taking place Saturday, July 30th at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in downtown Columbus. Making Great Fashion Sourcing has historically been a passionate advocate of Freedom a la Cart and our mission to empower survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation to lead new lives of freedom, and we are truly grateful for their partnership. Visit MGF Sourcing's website today at https://www.mgfsourcing.com/, and purchase tickets to attend this year's Eat Up at www.eatupcolumbus.org.

    • 26 min

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