100,000 Children are Trafficked Each Year in the USA
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The Founder’s Survivor Story
Born to immigrants, raised in Canada, the only girl of five siblings, in a blended family, Dr. Jessica Vera’s early life was riddled by prolonged and varied experiences of sexual molestation, abuse, violence & exploitation – complex trauma.
The aftermath would influence her life’s work, but her intersection with domestic human trafficking, when her then adolescent daughter was lured & groomed online, led her on a rescue mission.
The story continues…until every child and vulnerable adult is saved from the grips of evil to restored life, dignity and true freedom.
The Elite Foundation is powered by people coming together to bring an end to the aftermath of sexual exploitation and trafficking by co-creating a future for every survivor.
The Elite Foundation’s resources are dedicated to fund freedom. Each person has the potential to fully realize a life of wholeness and self-sustainability with dignity and honor. Elite achieves this by tangibly meeting a survivors’ needs, where they find themselves.
This is achieved through our direct service, Pathway to Their Freedom, a continuum of care predicated on best practices and scholarship funds.
The Elite Foundation leadership programs equips those who desire to become Leaders, to fight for freedom for all.
Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion, a hidden crime that steals freedom for profit, and victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement. Their voices are silenced, until they are freed and empowered to reclaim it.