Our Vision Statement
"Chains Interrupted will be a powerhouse fighting against the evils of Human Trafficking until there is not One.Slave.Left in Iowa, the US...and the world."
What began as a small committee of concerned people grew over time to what it is today: a thriving, vibrant non-profit making a significant impact in our city, state, nation and world. In 2015, the committee known as "Sisters and Brothers Collaborating Against Human Trafficking" merged with a wonderful 501(c)3 organization called "Cedar Rapids Gives." At the beginning of 2016, many changes took place in the fight against Human Trafficking within the state of Iowa. CRG dissolved and "Chains Interrupted" was born, receiving 501(c)3 status in February, 2018.
Who We Are
Chains Interrupted is a group of people whose hearts have been broken by the evil of Human Trafficking. Sobering statistics show 98-99% of victims are NEVER RESCUED. Therefore, we first and foremost attempt to prevent human trafficking from ever happening. We also work with others in the rescue and restoration of those injured by this heinous crime.
Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. We need our whole community to join in the fight against this heinous crime. Chains Interrupted focuses on prevention, and has specific programs to educate staff at hotels and motels, as well as staff, teachers and students at schools. We could use your help with these projects and more!