Freedom Cry Inc
Anti Trafficking Coalition of Sheboygan County



5:00 PM17:00

National Night Out

Join us and a host of other organizations for this annual community police awareness raising event. Meet members of local law enforcement and organizations making a difference in our community. Food will be available for purchase. Make Hope’s Hearts in the park!

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to Jan 30

Human Trafficking Awareness Presentations

At Freedom Cry, most of the awareness presentations we do are not open to the public because they are requested by an individual for a specific group. We highly encourage people to request a presentation for their group on our website. If you would like to go to a public human trafficking awareness presentation in the month of January 2019, detective Tamara Remington is doing the following presentations this month:

Monday January 14, 6pm VFW Post 9156 in Sheboygan, WI

Tuesday, January 22, 6pm Generations 1500 Douglas Dr in Plymouth, WI

Wednesday, January 30, 6pm Generations 1500 Douglas Dr. in Plymouth, WI

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10:15 AM10:15

Human Trafficking 101 Presentation and Restoration Bag Pledge Drive

Join Freedom Cry at Saron UCC during 10:15 am Worship Service for a human trafficking 101 presentation and a special restoration bag pledge drive. Learn about human trafficking, what you can do, and take action to help local survivors. Parental discretion advised (mature12+). Free and open to the public.

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to Sep 4

Hope's Hearts

  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Youth are often abused, bullied, struggling with low self-esteem, or looking for someone to love them. This makes them more vulnerable to human traffickers. Hope's Hearts is a community art project at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for the purpose of creating beautiful wind chimes with words of hope. The wind chimes are placed all over Sheboygan in hope that those who are vulnerable will find them and be encouraged, thus reducing vulnerability to trafficking.

Join us at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Artery:

Thursdays, through August 30, 2018 from 3-7pm

Tuesdays, through September 4, 2018 from 10am - 1pm

Open to the public and free. If you have a group of 8 or more, you can request a private time. Please email Freedom Cry Hope's Hearts project coordinator Jessica Trotta ( and Craig Grabhorn of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center ( to request a time.

Follow the project on Facebook and Instagram @hopesheartssheboygan.

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1:00 PM13:00

Moving Forward: The Truth About Trafficking

Move forward with Coastal Young Professionals Network as we take a trolley ride with Freedom Cry, Safe Harbor, and the Sheboygan Police Department!

Learn about the presence of drugs and sex trafficking in Sheboygan County, and how we as a community can help rise above and end the cycle.

Immerse yourself even more as we make a few stops at some of our favorite Sheboygan County hot spots.

 "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford

This event is free to attend! 

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to Feb 25

Chaplaincy Class

Sheboygan, WI Chaplaincy School

Chaplains Bring Both Worlds Together: Church --> Chaplains --> Secular World

An intense course of study with the completion of a school certificate. This course is a prerequisite for future credentialing with WFM Chaplains. 

Course study includes but is not limited to: 

  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Human trafficking
  • Chaplaincy and the law
  • Critical incident stress
  • Disaster relief
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Counseling
  • Grief and loss
  • Suicide
  • PTSD
  • Ethics

Chaplains serve in all areas of the secular world ranging from military, police, first responders, disaster response, hospital, hospice, schools, jails, corporations, and other organizations that allow the presence of a Chaplain.

To register click here:

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10:00 AM10:00

Culvers Fundraiser


Culvers Plymouth is donating 10% of proceeds from customers who bring in an event flyer and purchase food on October 14, 2017. Freedom Cry materials and an opportunity to discuss volunteering opportunities will be available. Donation canisters will also be available during the entire month of October.

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9:00 AM09:00

Fall Volunteer Training

  • Thrivent Financial meeting room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our first ever volunteer training session! If you are a current volunteer or interested in becoming one, this is for you! Register by emailing us at Registration closes on September 23. Please also fill out this form to let us know how you are interested in volunteering:

In this basic training, we will cover facts about Freedom Cry, human trafficking 101, and our volunteer opportunities.

NOTE: There has been a location change. We are meeting at Thrivent Financial meeting room, NOT Grace Episcopal Church as was announced in the fall email newsletter.

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11:00 AM11:00

Human Trafficking Awareness Walk

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Join Freedom Cry and City Church and walk for freedom to raise awareness of human trafficking in Sheboygan!

City Church Women’s Ministry hosts the 3rd annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk that raises funds to help local victims of human trafficking in Sheboygan.

10:15am Registration – Southeast end of Fountain Park
11:00am Walk begins
12:00pm Rally at the Fountain Park Bandshell (SW corner) 
Det. Tamara Remington - Sheboygan Police Dept.

This is a 2mile walk. Wristbands & T-shirts available at City Church Contact: (920) 452-0111, or email:

The walk will begin at the Southeast corner of Fountain Park by the bandshell (9th & Ontario Ave).
Participants will then proceed:
• North on 9th Street to Erie Ave.
• West (L) on Erie to the “Love In Action” Sign. (Group picture of all participants will be taken)
• Continue West on Erie to 14th Street.
• South (L) on 14th Street to Pennsylvania Ave.
• East (L) on Pennsylvania to 8th Street.
• North (L) on 8th St. to Ontario.
• West (L) on Ontario to the bandshell.

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9:00 AM09:00

Focus on Human Trafficking

Presented by IFOC Chaplain Corps of Southeastern Wisconsin

Chaplain Doug Murray- Introduction: the Ministry of Chaplaincy and today's focus on Human Trafficking

Chaplains Charlie & Jennifer Weiley - Human Trafficking 101

Chaplain Krista Hull - Continuum of Care for Trafficking Survivors

Carol Smith - Fond du Lac Fair trade Town Education Task Force

Chaplain Mike Koepke - Wrap up

Optional Q&A: There will be a panel discussion by the presenters in question/answer format for those who'd like to stay.

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1:30 PM13:30

All Hands

Come and hear from the Sheboygan County Sheriffs Office, Freedom Cry, trafficking survivor Colleen Stratton, Eye Heart World, and participate in a live Q&A with the panel of guests. Learn about trafficking locally and get your questions answered!

Join the All Hands Facebook group

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11:00 AM11:00

Hope's Hearts KICK OFF Beach Day

  • North Beach in front of bath house (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help kick off Hope's Hearts! Exploited. Abused. Unloved. Bullied. Make it a summer of hope! The Hope's Hearts project on Thursdays this summer will enable kids and adults to create Hope's Hearts wind chimes filled with words of hope and spread them all over our community for others to find who need hope. 

Many youth are especially vulnerable to being lured by traffickers in the summer. We wanted to create a positive activity for youth and adults to engage in that will also accomplish the goal of reducing youth vulnerability to trafficking in our community. In the art studio time, we will create ceramic hearts stamped with words of encouragement.

Our 5 words this year are:

Hope (courage to keep moving forward)

Courage (strength to make the journey)

Strength (Inner power to withstand whatever comes)

Faith (the wings and sail of our dreams)

Wisdom (the guardian of our choices)

These hearts will be part of the beautiful Hope's Hearts wind chimes that also include information about how to get out of an abusive situation and a call to encourage others. We will spread (hide) the Hope's Hearts all over our community with special focus on the places known to be hiding spots or hangouts for runaways or youth who may be vulnerable to traffickers.

When a person finds a Hope's Heart, they will be encouraged to find someone else who needs a word of encouragement and pass it on. We will also instruct them to download the 'BAND - Organize Your Group' mobile app and request to be added to Hope's Hearts and share their act of encouragement to someone who needed it. Together we can change the atmosphere of our entire community and reduce vulnerability to trafficking this summer! 

Free subs and soda for first 100 people will be provided.

Sponsored by: Freedom Cry, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, STARS, Horizons 4 Girls, The Sign Shop of Sheboygan, Leonhard Printing, Piggly Wiggly Sheboygan Falls and Northside, Jimmy Johns, ML Photography and Design

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