Freedom a la Cart

Freedom a la Cart empowers survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation to build lives of freedom and self-sufficiency. Through its cafe + bakery + catering social enterprise, they’ve created a safe place of restoration where survivors can heal, learn and grow as they gain personal and economic independence and transition into meaningful jobs within the community. Over the past six years, over 100 women have received paid workforce training, of which 84% have NOT received any new criminal charges since participating in Freedom a la Cart’s program.



  • 2020: Accelerator Fellow
  • 2020: Project Grant Recipient*
  • 2023-2025: Growth Portfolio Member

*Past REDF program offering


Paula Haines