Alia Dewees Speaks at Freedom Requires Action Summit

Be part of the solution for policy change by joining us in Washington D.C for the Freedom Requires Action Summit.

Safe House Project is honored to host the 2nd “Freedom Requires Action” event at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 23rd. This 2-hour event brings together policymakers, corporate executives, survivors leaders, and community advocates to highlight the multidisciplinary strategy that is being used to combat trafficking in the United States, and galvanize communities in the next frontier in the fight against trafficking.


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Panel Topic: Identification and Survivor Support
Panelist: Alia Dewees


Alia Dewees is the Director of Aftercare for Safe House Project and serves on numerous Coalitions, Talk Forces and Advisory Boards fighting human trafficking in her home state of California and nationally. Alia is an expert on the topics of identification, the child welfare system, service provision and survivor empowerment in the fight against trafficking amongst many other specialties. Her story and her work have been highlighted on media platforms across the country.




Safe House Project

Safe House Project’s mission is to increase survivor identification beyond one percent through education, provide emergency services and placement to survivors, and ensure every survivor has access to safe housing and holistic care by accelerating safe house capacity and development across America.


Our vision is to unite communities to end domestic sex trafficking and restore hope, freedom, and a future to every survivor.


More About Alia:

“If you want to know where to find your contribution to the world, look at your wounds. When you learn how to heal them, teach others”—Emily Maroutian​

If you had told me 15, 10, or even 5 years ago that I would spend my life fighting the injustice of sex trafficking in the US, I never would have believed you. In fact, I never thought I would leave "the life" at all. But as they say, tell God your plans and see how he laughs

I am a survivor of underage sex trafficking and adult exploiation. As the Director of Aftercare Development for Safe House project and a member of the California State CSEC Action Team's Advisory Board I influence the policies and procedures involved in identifying and caring for today’s survivors.

I believe in elevating the survivor voice in the fight against trafficking. I have had the honor to speak nationally on my experience and the landscape of the anti-trafficking movement in the US.

I believe restorative care is essential to the healing of many of those who have experienced sexual exploitation and, most importantly, that no survivor is ever too far or too gone to find complete healing. No survivor can ever be counted out! The same skills we had to pick up along the way to survive, make us an unstoppable demographic.

My greatest dream is to look back at the end of my life and see an army of survivors who found healing and success with my encouragement and example. All of this is always for them


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