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Looking to the Future

In many places where our assistance is most desperately needed, our local partners cannot afford the technology required to deliver services and are often forced to operate in secrecy because of government oppression. By establishing offices in these areas, we are able to provide the security and tools they need to impact their communities. 

If you would like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are persecuted, please click the button below and help us expand our services to victims of human rights violations worldwide!

Join our Board of Directors

If you have a passion for social justice and would like to use your unique skill set within a dynamic, collaborative organization, we'd love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at board@safeportinitiative.orgtoday!

about safe Port Initiative

Safe Port Initiative

Founded in 2012 as Gridlock Ministries, we began our campaign against human rights violations with a focus on human trafficking. In our first three years as a nonprofit organization, we conducted more than 60 rescue operations and awarded more than 30 community college scholarships to survivors of sex and labor trafficking.


During this initial growth period, the inseparable connection between human trafficking and other human rights violations became increasingly apparent, and it became clear that if we wanted to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the world, it would be imperative to take a more holistic approach. We could no longer focus exclusively on a single atrocity, nor could we limit our scope of activities to a single geographic region.


From this haunting revelation, Safe Port Initiative was born in 2016 to provide refuge, advocacy and recovery services to victims and survivors of all human rights violations around the world.  To this end, we have established international field offices in Mexico, Kenya, Morocco, China, India, Turkey and Lebanon.  In addition, through our global partnerships, we have obtained access to more than 3,000 meeting spaces worldwide, each with video- and/or audio-conferencing technology that will enable us to equip and empower survivors through distance education.


In short, we strive to be a safe port in the storm for all who seek freedom from slavery and persecution.