UnBound Seattle aims to mobilize the local community to fight sex trafficking in Seattle.
In 2012, UnBound Seattle was started by members of Mosaic Community Church who were motivated by the love of Jesus and His heart for justice in Seattle. After several years of planning, fundraising, and building relationships, UnBound Seattle opened the Hope House in May of 2015 and started serving women who had been sexually exploited. Since then, nine women have lived in the Hope House and have each taken steps towards freedom and healing. In the fall of 2016, UnBound began prevention programs for at-risk youth in both Seattle-area juvenile detention centers as well as in multiple King County middle schools. UnBound is grateful for its local partner organizations and supporters in the Seattle area that have made this work possible.
UnBound carries Jesus' values to have compassion for and love all people and to fight for justice and righteousness in Seattle. UnBound does not restrict provision of services based on a person’s religious background or affiliation and any spiritual components of UnBound programming are optional. UnBound seeks to meet the needs of people impacted by trafficking by providing direct services and personal support.
UnBound Seattle is part of an international network of anti-trafficking organizations. Other UnBound chapters and affiliates can be found in Texas, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and in several nations such as Mongolia, Greece, and Thailand. To learn more about the UnBound network, visit unboundnow.org.
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Hope House Program Director
Alyssa is originally from Colorado, but has lived in Seattle since 2008. She and her husband, Malachi, have been married for three years and enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with close friends. Alyssa became a Registered Dietitian in 2013 and enjoys incorporating nutrition, cooking, and meal planning into her role at the Hope House. As Hope House Director, she is responsible for managing staff, setting programming, and creating a safe place for women to heal and thrive. She loves people and is passionate about celebrating every person for who they are, wherever they may be in their journey.
Community Engagement and Prevention Director
Erin moved to Seattle from Boise in 2009 to study music therapy at Seattle Pacific University and has been a Board-Certified Music Therapist since 2014. Erin is excited to bring her clinical experience as music therapist, organizational efficiency, passion for people, as well as her previous experience as a coach at Hope House to her role in UnBound. In her free time, you can find Erin drinking coffee, leading lifegroup at her church, laughing with friends, or running with her husband, Ben.