We are a nonprofit organization making freedom real for survivors of trafficking in the United States.

About Restore

Since 2009, we have pioneered innovative housing and economic-empowerment solutions that give survivors access to a safe home and a safe job—the things that our data tell us make freedom real.

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We are survivor centered.

The staffing-agency cooperative we help operate is worker-owned and provides survivors with options, versus traditional cooperatives that focus on one industry.

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We are effective and impact driven.

We measure our effectiveness using the acronym IF-WE: identification, freedom, well-being, and engagement. Our rigorous data have made us a leader in the field.

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We are innovative and entrepreneurial problem solvers.

We opened the first transitional home on the East Coast dedicated to immigrant survivors of sex trafficking. Our Economic Empowerment program is the only one of its kind for survivors of trafficking. And, we launched one of the nation’s first and only worker-owned cooperatives for foreign-national survivors of trafficking.

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We are influencing and shaping a rapidly evolving field.

There are nearly 100 nonprofits across the U.S. with a primary mission to serve survivors of trafficking. In 2018, the federal government distinguished Restore NYC as one of the few to receive Department of Justice grants for both housing and economic empowerment.

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We are motivated by our Christian values.

In this cultural moment, the world is looking for a response to the brokenness around sexual exploitation and gender-based violence. As an effective Christian organization in this space, we're positioned to make the Gospel a leading voice at this time.

At Restore NYC, we dare to fight trafficking with real solutions.