F.R.E.E. was founded in 2007 because founders Michael and Denise Bartel believed then, and still do, that every man, woman and child should be FREE from slavery!
The Bartels, worked with Project Rescue out of Southern Asia to combat human trafficking, and realized the issue was not just a foreign problem. Upon their return to the U.S. they founded FREE International and continued the fight against modern day slavery here in the states.
FREE began by having headquarters in New York City and worked throughout the country to raise awareness about human trafficking, training local communities how to mobilize and be effective in fighting slavery.
Now headquartered in Las Vegas, we have FREE team members who work across the U.S. with local law enforcement, churches, schools, and local and state governments. A core belief of ours is that we are most effective in the fight when the strengths of others are brought to the table and coordinated effectively.