Photographs by Alaina Fabbro
Survivor's Ink exists to empower human trafficking survivors by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing, or covering their physical scars, markings, and brandings, which are constant reminders of a violent past. In addition, we strive to be a reliable resource connection to direct services for victims and survivors in order to help them rebuild their lives.
- To help survivors of human trafficking overcome the painful reminders of their past by offering cover-up tattoos or removal services for brandings and/or scars they received while being trafficked: We seek to create a international support network of providers to help human trafficking survivors break the psychological chains of enslavement created by the scars of their pasts.
- To be a valuable and reliable resource for human trafficking victims and survivors: We maintain a network of partner organizations that exist to serve victims and survivors of human trafficking. Through our follow-up care program, we strive to help survivors along their journey to restoration by meeting their basic needs and connecting them to the services they require.
- To raise awareness of human trafficking within communities through advocacy events and specialized training sessions: We seek to educate our local communities about the facts of human trafficking. We offer Human Trafficking 101 and Prevention Education.
We seek to be the survivor’s advocate by being the collective voice of the survivors we serve. We believe true restoration can occur through effective partnerships and our ability to represent the heart of the mission.
We have a long-term vision of creating powerful alliances to combat the damaging effects of human trafficking. We want to connect victims with immediate rescue options, secure detoxification facilities that are safe and easily accessible, find placement in effective safe houses across the country, ensure follow-up health and trauma care, as well as any other services that are needed to help human trafficking victims reclaim their lives.
As long as Survivor’s Ink is in existence, we will fight against human trafficking and for the proper treatment and care of its victims.
Meet the Team
Jennifer Kempton, Founder
Jennifer will always remain at the heart of our organization. May her legacy never be forgotten.
February 20, 1982 - May 18, 2017
Mary Fischer, Executive Director
Mary works behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly and compliantly. She orchestrates, advises and manages the inner workings of our cause and is a key player in helping build the organization.
To find out more about Jennifer's story, read some of the article's written about her, or view some of the interviews she has given.
Deutche Well Interview with Jennifer
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