We are the only counter-trafficking organization in upper East Tennessee that works to unite and equip our community to end modern-day slavery while providing survivors of human trafficking with individualized, relational care.
See what’s happening at Grow Free Tennessee this year.
THE GROW FREE STORY
As our capacity to serve the upper East Tennessee community has grown, so has our role in survivor services. Take a look at the Grow Free story and learn more about our response to human trafficking in upper East Tennessee.
EMPOWERING SURVIVORS. FOSTERING CHANGE.
Interested in joining the movement to end human trafficking in upper East Tennessee? There is still much to do, and we want you standing with us! Whether you’re interested in awareness and outreach or survivor care, there are many ways to get involved at Grow Free. Take a peek at our volunteer opportunities to see how you can get involved.
What others are saying
“With the partnership including the Knoxville Police Department, Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, End Slavery Tennessee, and Second Life Chattanooga, TBI Agents and intelligence analysts embarked on an undercover operation to identify potential victims of trafficking, arrest those seeking to purchase illicit sex from a juvenile, and learn more about the specific nuances of this type of crime.”
“The biggest need in upper East Tennessee is a residential facility where trafficking victims can flee and receive counseling, addiction treatment, legal aid, and help finding work. […] Scoonover says that when the coalition first researched local needs, they were told a shelter wasn’t among them. Responders have since realized the scope of the problem is much larger than originally understood.”