Photo: Safe House Project Co-founders Kristi Wells and Brittany Dunn
We recently traveled to DC for Safe House Project’s event Freedom Requires Action, a day of action focused on eradicating child sex trafficking in America. Every year, 300,000 American children are trafficked and only 1% get out. Safe House Project works to change that by rescuing and rehabilitating survivors, providing them with a safe place to live, education, medical care, life and skills training, legal services and many other resources so that they can transition into a life where they can make their own choices. Vaporstream believes that every man, woman, and child is entitled to a secure and dignified life, which is why we are delighted to donate our technology to their cause.
Safe House Project co-founders Kristi Wells and Brittany Dunn’s vision is to see communities across America unite to end domestic sex trafficking and restore hope, freedom, and a future for every survivor. As part of that vision, they need to make sure that their survivors, staff, and other partners are safe in an environment where they often confront complex illegal industries. Dunn explains that, in order to protect everyone, they prioritize physical security and digital security. “When we interact with survivors, we inherently make our people and organization vulnerable to interception from traffickers.”
That’s why it’s so important to have a system in place to protect those communications. “By the nature of the work that we do, we have to protect our people and organization from traffickers,” Dunn says. “What excites us about Vaporstream is that information never sits on a server, and you can’t screenshot the content. These built-in precautions protect our partners, our survivors, and our team as we work to eradicate child sex trafficking in America.”
For us, it’s exciting to see Vaporstream play a key role in protecting volunteers, law enforcement, staff and survivors—and, most of all, rebuild trust and relationships with survivors. “They have had their agency taken away, so they have a hard time trusting,” explains Dunn. “In the beginning, we start building up trust again and making them feel safe. That’s what’s so great about Vaporstream, we can tell our survivors that whatever you communicate with us is truly confidential—it can’t be intercepted by a trafficker—and that goes a long way in building up trust.”
We’re committed to continuing to further Safe House Project’s vision of ending domestic sex trafficking and restoring hope, freedom, and a future for every survivor and look forward to doing so for years to come. We invite you to join us in supporting Safe House Project by donating here.