My mission

Called, Chosen, and Committed

Ashley is an inspiring speaker and expert trainer that has educated law enforcement, service providers, medical personnel as well as middle school and high school students on prevention work and the effects of human trafficking. As the Executive Director for the non-profit Set Free Monterey Bay, she has assisted multiple survivors in receiving critical services, including housing, addiction services, and therapy. She partners with an organization called Eden’s Glory where she mentors and runs virtual classes with the residents in the program. Ashley also runs a street outreach team that engages with women living in vulnerable communities.

My Mission

Is to be a voice for to women and girls around the world still stuck in the life of exploitation. To be that voice I once needed. To share my story in the hopes of helping, even just one other survivor. If one survivor gains courage due to my unwillingness to remain silent, then my life will have been worth it. My mission is to show the love of Jesus by living out my purpose and calling in this work. The same freedom and redemption that I have received are available to each and every survivor, whether enslaved or free.

What is sex trafficking?

Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.

Sex traffickers and abusers use force, fraud, and coercion tactics like violence, threats, manipulation, and debt bondage to entice adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Many sex trafficking victims enter “the life” because they were without options or choice. Without choice, exploitation will always exist. Under U.S. federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking—regardless of whether or not the trafficker used force, fraud, or coercion.

What I do

Speaking Engagements
online-learning
Trainings
Presentations

'From The Ashes'

From The Ashes is a transformative memoir on finding freedom and redemption after experiencing the dark web of drug addiction, sex trafficking, and the commercial sex industry. This is a story about God’s relentless pursuit of Ashley, his healing power, and how he led her out in order to help others who are still trapped. From The Ashes exposes the tactics and recruitment techniques of abusers, explains the vulnerabilities of victims and the lasting effects of trauma on the brain. This book will teach its readers about all that truly encompasses the hidden world of sexual exploitation. A story of captivity to freedom. From scandal to second chance.

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Take Action

Take Action (what you can do to fight against domestic sex trafficking)

  • Spread Awareness. Share this page, talk to your friends, family, and children about the issue. Become an advocate. Stand up for the cause. Join the anti-trafficking movement. Survivors need YOU.
  • Call National Human Trafficking Hotline if you see something suspicious, 888-3737-888
  • Learn more about sex trafficking- Educate yourself (Read Ashley’s Advocacy Paper HERE)
  • Connect with organizations in your local community who are fighting against sex trafficking (ex. Set Free Monterey Bay)
  • Contact your local Junior High + High School to make sure they are educating your children about trafficking
  • Contact service providers and local police in your area and find out how you can help fight against sex trafficking
  • Donate to Set Free Monterey Bay or other Programs dedicated to helping Survivors succeed (www.setfreemontereybay.org)