Shared Hope Highlights Call to Freedom Impact

Seeking to address South Dakota’s D grade, Becky reached out to Shared Hope for technical assistance, and together with local partners, three critical pieces of legislation were passed strengthening the state’s response to child sex trafficking. Read More

Shared Hope Internal – November 14, 2018

Compass Center, Call to Freedom changing spaces, expanding services

Executive Director of the Compass Center, Michelle Markgraf, is eager to reduce her waiting list of people seeing help. With the Compass Center’s expansion and Call to Freedom’s new location, soon she’ll be able to do just that! Read the full story

Argus Leader – July 27, 2018

A Message from Becky Rasmussen, Call to Freedom Executive Director

It’s rare a treat to hear our clients in their own words, but this month, that’s just what we get to do. Don’t miss the inspiring thoughts of a young woman we serve.

Read the full Message – June 2018

Life 96.5 Recaps Call to Freedom Hands & Feet

Call to Freedom was Life 96.5’s Hands & Feet Organization for the month of March and the support was incredible! Listeners were invited to create a Freedom Bag for a woman being rescued from human trafficking. Learn more about how the community truly made a difference for the women Call to Freedom works with HERE.

Life 96.5 Online – April 2018

End It Movement Reaches KELOLAND

END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. Call to Freedom and The Network were two Sioux Falls groups raising awareness of human trafficking with a red “x” on February 22nd. Read more about the cause HERE.

KELOland News – February 22, 2019

Nebraska Officials crack down on sex trafficking

More than 300,000 people a year are forced into the underworld of sex trafficking. The Creighton Human Trafficking Institute says in Omaha alone, at least 675 individuals are sold monthly, often multiple times. Officials are education and empowering the public to look for signs of sex trafficking, building awareness in the community. Read more HERE.

KMTV 3 News Now – January 29, 2018

Call to Freedom Receives 50k Grant

You might not see it, but human trafficking is happening in our community. That’s why several groups are making it their mission to fight it. The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation has given Call to Freedom $50,000, a grant that’s about pushing back against human trafficking. Read the full story HERE.

KELOland News – January 17, 2018

KELOland Living – Call to Freedom

Executive Director, Becky Rasmussen, joins KELOland Living and discusses Call to Freedom’s initiatives, signs of human trafficking, and what the community can do to help. Watch the full segment HERE

KELOland News – January 15, 2018

Self Defense Class Helps People to ‘Prepare for the Worst’

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and two organizations teamed up to use this as an opportunity to educate the public. To prepare for the worst, Fallout Shelter Ministry and Call to Freedom are teaching others to pay attention to their surroundings and defend themselves with a two hour long self defense class. Read more HERE.

KDLT News – January 13, 2018

 

News Archives

Local Advocates Push Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Kelo – 1.12.18

Awareness, intervention focuses of Anti-Human Trafficking Month – 1.12.18

A Call To Action On Human Trafficking – Kelo – 1.11.18

Sioux Falls-based Nonprofit Raises Human Trafficking Awareness – KSFY – 1.11.18

Becky Rasmussen and Rep. Tom Holmes; Booneman; and Mike Cooper – The Patrick Lalley Show – 1.9.18

Sanford Award & Avera Tradition of Caring – KELOLAND – 1.7.18

Nine Arrested in Sturgis Rally Sex Trafficking Sting – Argus Leader – 8.16.17

Anti-Sex Trafficking Message Blankets Sturgis Before Motorcycle Rally – Argus leader – 8.6.17

YOURS: Combating Human Trafficking at the Rally – Rapid City Journal – 7.25.17

Texas Case Highlights Local Concern about Human Trafficking – KELOLAND – 07.24.17

A Closer Look at Human Trafficking in South Dakota – KSFY – 07.24.17

Western SD Human Trafficking Task Force Brings Awareness to Rapid City – News Center 1 – 07.23.17

Groups Team Up to Fight Human Trafficking in the Hills – KEVN Black Hills Fox – 07.23.17

Who Are the Victims of Child Porn? – KELOLAND – 05.10.17

Healthcare: Are your Staff Educated to Recognize Human Trafficking – Huffington Post – 4.25.17

Victims, Survivors of Sexual Violence Use Art to Heal – KSFY – 3.30.17

Human Trafficking Troubles Continue in the Midwest – KSFY – 3.22.17

Wear Red to END-IT For a Sioux Falls and Nationwide Effort – KSOO 1140 AM -2.23.17

Prosecutors Dropped Trafficking Case After Losing Witness – Argus Leader – 2.8.17

Sex Trafficking Bill in the Legislature – KELOLAND – 2.8.17

New Rules Aim to Remove Sioux Falls as a ‘Destination City’ for Human Traffickers – Argus Leader – 2.6.17

South Dakota Legislature Reviews Bill Strengthening Sex Trafficking Laws – KSOO 1140 AM – 2.5.17

Sioux Falls Lawmaker Files Human Trafficking Bill – KELOLAND – 1.27.17

Raising Awareness Through Faith – KELOLAND – 1.11.17

Backpage.com Shuts Down Adult Section – KELOLAND – 1.11.17

Wear Blue for Human Trafficking Awareness Day – KIKN 100.5 – 1.10.17

Holiday Season Can Be Hard for Survivors of Human Trafficking – Argus Leader – 11.28.16

Human Trafficking Awareness Spread Across South Dakota – KSFY – 8.15.16

Nonprofit Organization That Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Expands – KDLT – 7.24.16

Inside KELOLAND: Tradition of Caring – KELOLAND – 6.12.16

Tackling the Sex Trade in South Dakota – KELOLAND – 6.9.16

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“At CTF, a client doesn’t just walk in and leave; she is now part of a team that will pray with her and make sure she is taken care of. CTF helps with everything.”
-Becky Rasmussen, Executive Director

“Those that we have served, it’s been amazing to watch them evolve into a new identity. And if we weren’t here, I’m not sure who would be helping, specializing in offering services for human trafficking.” 
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“When we started this [Call to Freedom], I never knew the need would be so great.”
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“Modern day slavery is happening in every community, in every state, in every nation. And that is a selling of individuals for either sex labor or labor trafficking.”
-Becky Rasmussen, Executive Director

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