UNCHAINED MOVEMENT was established in 2011 through a collaboration of community members, survivors and advocates who are committed to abolishing domestic sex trafficking. Rachel Irby was given an opportunity to supervise the Catholic Charities’ DIGNITY Program in 2008. She has a personal connection to this effort because a family member was involved with trafficking and drug abuse. Our Executive Director has a heart for youth and young adults. Through her work with the DIGNITY program she recognized a need to create a program that supported the special needs of this age group. Through these experiences, UNCHAINED MOVEMENT was born. Rachel recruited and organized a group of social work professionals and survivors. The first team had a heart and was passionate about youth and trafficking victims. Recognizing the need for activists, UNCHAINED MOVEMENT was developed to raise awareness and to become a resource for victims on a national scale. Our first goals were: to education, to raise awareness and to support victims. In the first two years, Rachel traveled to 6 different states to present awareness events as well as professional trainings to people who could help victims. She became a resource to the professional community, also. In the next two years, our focus shifted to developing a residential treatment program for victims and we relocated to Tennessee. Kakiesha Brown, who is a survivor and a Board Member, joined Rachel to become the Program Coordinator. We were operating under the Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona for the first three years. Our partnership with TAPAZ is still active. In May, 2015 we obtained our 501 (c)3 status. Currently, UNCHAINED MOVEMENT opened our first residential home in June 2015! We are partnered with various churches, businesses and local colleges, too!