Stephanie Freed co-founded Rapha International in 2003, beginning with one aftercare program for underage female survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation in Battambang, Cambodia. Rapha now serves child survivors in Cambodia, Thailand, Haiti and the US through residential and therapeutic programming, which is administered by an international team of more than 250 professionals. Stephanie is a firm believer in quality programming and collaboration, which allows Rapha to enjoy the cooperation and respect of the governments where they are working.
Stephanie is an activist in empowering girls who have faced extreme trauma to understand their great worth and value and ultimately to live in sustainable freedom. Using her voice in a variety of public speaking venues, including churches, civic events, and conferences, Stephanie is committed to engaging and educating people on these topics. Stephanie has been a featured contributor at the UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, and she has helped produce a documentary on the issue of human trafficking in Cambodia, ‘Finding Home’, which spent two years on Netflix and won multiple awards at film festivals.
Stephanie and her husband, Brandon, live in Joplin, Missouri, where the corporate headquarters for Rapha International is located. When Stephanie is not traveling, she can usually be found in her backyard enjoying her family, flowers, and dogs.
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