What we do
START BY DOING WHAT’S NECESSARY, THEN DO WHAT‘S POSSIBLE, AND SUDDENLY YOU ARE DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE Human trafficking and slavery happens within Australian borders. We exist to help people who have experienced this crime and we partner in the fight to end global slavery.We run a Survivor School for rehabilitation, a Café/Event Venue for funding, a slave free retail range for shopping and collaborate with partners to help end this crime. The Freedom Hub Survivor School is a place where survivors are trained, encouraged and prepared for the workforce. A place where, through one-to-one mentoring, supported learning and practical application with partnered businesses; survivors can learn faster, feel valued, and trust is reestablished. Survivors are accelerated into a position of success. The Freedom Hub helps survivors stay motivated & seek opportunities to live a life of freedom, by offering supported learning and work experience, setting them up to have another go and not lose heart. The Freedom Hub Café and Event Venue is a place where local customers can enjoy healthy, fresh food knowing their money is making a difference. 100% of our profits support the school and cause. “Small change, Big effect” The food is sourced locally whenever possible and we check there is no slavery in our supply chain. All our staff are paid full award wages and our suppliers partner to fight the crime of slavery in Australia. The stunning warehouse venue is extremely popular for Ethical Weddings, Engagements and parties.
From Our Founder
Why we exist
Human trafficking happens in many industries within Australia. We help rebuild the lives of people who have experienced this slavery and partner in the global fight to end this crime
Slavery happens here in Australia
When we found out human trafficking happened here, we were shocked, then enraged and finally determined to do something. Victims are deceived into working for little or no pay; psychologically controlled with threats and violence; and found in nearly every industry in Australia.
Survivors want a job so that they can support themselves. Most traditional learning environments can be intimidating and confusing so survivors often feel anxious and fearful. Standardised curriculum is not as effective as tailored classes that help them work at their own pace. Recent government cuts in funding for aftercare and education fees, have heightened the need for our work.
Freedom Hub Survivor School
The Freedom Hub Survivor School is a place where survivors are trained, encouraged and prepared for the workforce. A place where, through one-to-one mentoring, supported learning and practical application with partnered businesses; survivors can learn faster, feel valued, and trust is re-established.
Six ways to get involved?
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Raise AwarenessLet everyone know it’s happening in our own country. Invite your friends to like our page, and share our posts. It makes a great difference in our marketing if you can just do this one simple thing!
EmployCan your business provide work experience or short term employment for survivors? We need ‘safe’ partners to work with us rebuilding confidence.
FundraiseGet your friends, work colleagues, gym - any group, together and run a social or sport event for our cause. We can send you a DIY kit with fact sheets and information for your event.
VolunteerFrom admin to teaching, every skill is needed to ensure the Survivor School is successful. We have an intensive training course for those wanting to help survivors. Our volunteer intake is only twice a year so jump on the waiting list if you are keen.
SupportSupport our cafe in Waterloo, Sydney. 100% of profits support the Survivor School and partner in the fight to end slavery in Australia. Click here for opening details. Support our market place – ethical shopping gives you peace of mind that no child or person has been enslaved to make our products; great gift ideas and 100%profits support survivors restoration.
DonateWe deliberately seek no government funding so we can personalise the help we give survivors. Your donation directly rebuilds a life and goes toward their rehabilitation. The café funds our administrations costs. Even a very small amount is very welcome or a direct sponsorship of a survivor starts from $30 a month.