We envision a future where our community is free from human trafficking.
Unbound Waco activates our community to fight human trafficking through prevention & awareness, professional training, and survivor advocacy.
In the dark world of human trafficking, we believe there is hope. Our hope comes from three main sources: our faith, our community, and the survivors we serve. We believe in a God of justice and restoration, who has called us to respond to this need. We are encouraged by a community ready to take action in the fight. And we are inspired by the strength, resilience and courage of the men, women and children we serve.
We actively seek to fill the needs and gaps in service in our community. As we serve survivors, we are also eager to serve our partners in law enforcement, hospitals, schools, and more.
Unbound is committed to maintaining excellence in the service we provide. By following best practices, staying up-to-date on research, training our teams, and providing evidence-based programs, we seek to offer the best service to our community.
Unbound was launched in 2012 out of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. In the years before, a small group of church members witnessed exploitation and injustice overseas and began to pray that God would show them how they could take action. In that process, their eyes were opened to the realities of human trafficking in their own community. Determined to address this, they began meeting with law enforcement, the juvenile detention center and other service providers to see how they could help. To meet those needs, Unbound Waco was founded as the first Unbound location. Since then, Unbound has grown into a multi-national network of offices, chapters and affiliates across the United States and around the world. (Learn about other Unbound locations.)
Unbound Waco has empowered more than 10,000 youth to stay safe, trained thousands of professionals to identify and respond to human trafficking, and served more than 200 victims and survivors. Unbound Waco also provides leadership to the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.
Unbound is a ministry of the Antioch Movement of Churches. We are motivated by our faith in Jesus, and we are passionate about mobilizing the Church around the world to fight human trafficking. Our work is focused on the prevention and identification of human trafficking, and our programs and trainings do not include information about religion or faith, unless it is appropriate to the environment (church, Bible study, etc.). We gladly serve any victim or survivor of human trafficking with no strings attached, regardless of age, race, religious affiliation or sexual orientation.