Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KELO-TV donate $5000 to Call to Freedom – Keloland, October 22, 2022 Read More

Woman Pleads Guilty to sex trafficking a child – Keloland, October 15, 2021 Read More

Call to Freedom’s CommUnity Breakfast raises money and awareness for human trafficking – Keloland, October 13, 2021 Read More

Call to Freedom raising money to help survivors of human trafficking – Keloland, October 13, 2021 Read More

Cocktails and Clothes event to benefit Call to Freedom – Keloland, September 15, 2021 Read More

Call to Freedom breaks ground on Marissa’s Project – Keloland, June 17, 2021 Read More

Call to Freedom to break ground on new housing project – Kelo AM, June 14, 2021 Read More

Call to Freedom visits Family Crisis Center in Redfield – The Redfield Press, June 11, 2021. Read More

Call to Freedom seeking donations to fund new housing facility – DakotaNewsNow, June 10, 2021. Read More

Call to Freedom asks city for $500,000 to house human trafficking victims – Argus Leader, June 8, 2021. Read More

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council grants $9,000 to local non-profits including Call to Freedom – May 20, 2021 – Read More

Sioux Falls shop creates bath & body product line that benefits human trafficking survivors

Read about how Freedom Studios empowers survivors.

Good Talk Tribune, April 5, 2021

Across the Table with Becky Rasmussen

Our Executive Director, Becky Rasmussen, sat down with Keloland Living.  Read More

KELO, March 23, 2021

Making candles and a difference:  Sioux Falls boutique employs human trafficking survivors.

A partnership between Call to Freedom and Simply Perfect.  Read More

Argus Leader – March 19, 2021

Downtown Burger Battle raises $31,000 for Call to Freedom

Thanks to Matt Paulson, founder of MarketBeat, for donating $1 for every burger sold.  Read More

Argus Leader – February 5, 2021

Premier Inc. Honors Call to Freedom with National Award and $100,000 for Community Initiative

South Dakota nonprofit recognized for providing immediate safety, stable housing and healthcare to human trafficking victims. Read more.

Premier Inc – October 28, 2020

Eight Days of Hope, Call to Freedom Partner to Build Housing Center for Survivors of Human Trafficking in SD

A national organization just announced it is partnering with Call to Freedom to build a brand new housing project for victims of human trafficking in South Dakota. Read more.

KELO – October 15, 2020

Noem Signed Legislation to Protect and Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Governor Kristi Noem today signed legislation to better protect and help victims of human trafficking in South Dakota. Read more.

South Dakota State News – February 27, 2020

New Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Introduced at the State Capital

New laws meant to crack down on human trafficking were introduced  at the South Dakota Capital. These laws should increase Shared Hope’s D rating of South Dakota when it comes to addressing human trafficking. Read More

Public News Service – January 24, 2020

Advocates: Human Trafficking Bill Would Help Children Sold by Families

A bill that would help child victims of sex trafficking get earlier help from state services would be instrumental for survivors to move forward with their lives, advocates say. Read more.

Argus Leader – January 23, 2020

Human Trafficking Round Table

On this edition of South Dakota Focus: we examine human trafficking. Read More

South Dakota Focus, SDPB – November 26, 2019

News Archives

Shared Hope Highlights Call to Freedom Impact – Shared Hope International – 11.14.18

Compass Center, Call to Freedom Changing Spaces, Expanding Services – Argus Leader – 7.27.18

A Message from Becky Rasmussen, Call to Freedom Executive Director – 6.18

Life 96.5 Recaps Call to Freedom Hands & Feet – Life 96.5 – 4.18

End It Movement Reaches KELOLAND – KELO – 2.22.18

Nebraska Officials Crack Down on Sex Trafficking – KMTV – 1.29.18

Call to Freedom Receives 50k Grant – KELO – 1.17.18

KELOland Living – Call to Freedom – KELO – 1.15.18

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

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 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.” 
-Becky Rasmussen, Executive Director

“When we started this [Call to Freedom], I never knew the need would be so great.”
-Becky Rasmussen, Executive Director

“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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