A Pathway To Autonomy


Aspire – direct one’s hopes and ambitions toward achieving something.
Foster – encourage or promote the development of something positive.
Autonomy – freedom from external control or influence; independence.

ASPIRE is a presence, initiating recovery and empowerment that provides an opportunity for growth and development and fosters autonomy. Survivors of human trafficking have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and love. They should be looked to as the experts of their life and should be awarded the same rights and opportunities to pursue their hopes and ambitions. ASPIRE believes in the cultivation of resources, services, community, and human relationships to foster equity and allow dreams to become a reality.


Human Trafficking is  the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2018)


Provide comprehensive case management to trafficking victims thereby bridging the gap between victims and services.

Provide a four-level housing program including an emergency shelter, transitional housing, independent living with lived in support, and independent living components.

Provide peer –led drop in center that will offer a safe place for victims to get support, meet other victims, and get linked to resources.


ASPIRE’s mission is to provide an environment of safety, healing, and empowerment that will equip victims of trafficking with the services and programs that are essential to their pursuit of independence.


Aspire’s Annual Fundraising Campaign 2020 – #DoSomethingMORE

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Aspire To Autonomy’s Pandemic Response Press Release

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We were blessed to provide emergency safe house services to survivors of the Lehigh Valley over the past eight months....


Contact Info

Mailing Address

Please feel free to send your support by mail

915 West Hamilton Street #171
Allentown, PA 18101

Email Address

Send us your questions by email and we will reply as soon as possible: freedom@pathtoautonomy.org


1 (888) 373-7888 National Human Trafficking Hotline

SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages

Website:  www.humantraffickinghotline.org