UnBound mobilizes the Church and activates local communities to fight human trafficking through prevention & awareness, professional training, and survivor advocacy.
In the dark world of human trafficking, we believe there is hope. Our hope comes from three main sources: our faith, our community, and the survivors we serve. We believe in a God of justice and restoration, who has called us to respond to this need. We are encouraged by a community ready to take action in the fight. And we are inspired by the strength, resilience and courage of the men, women and children we serve.
We actively seek to fill the needs and gaps in service in our community. As we serve survivors, we are also eager to serve our partners in law enforcement, hospitals, schools, and more.
UnBound is committed to maintaining excellence in the service we provide. By following best practices, staying up-to-date on research, training our teams, and providing evidence-based programs, we seek to offer the best service to our community.
UnBound was founded in 2012 through Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. Since then, UnBound has expanded into a network of chapters and anti-human trafficking projects around the world.
UnBound launched in Bryan/College Station in 2017, as part of Antioch Community Church College Station. Founder and executive director of UnBound BCS Amanda Buenger was working as a CPS attorney and mom of two little girls when she felt called to start this organization in Bryan/College Station. She and her husband Jess had traveled around the world for mission work and had seen first-hand how sex trafficking impacts communities worldwide. However, after working with some of the most vulnerable youth in her job as a CPS attorney, her passion is to see the Bryan/College Station community activated to prevent trafficking, identify victims, and serve survivors. From this passion, UnBound BCS was born. Read more about our work, here.
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