Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Crisis Support
  • Faith-Based
  • Homeless & Housing
  • LGBTQ+


954 W. Washington Blvd.Chicago, IL 60607 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support male survivors’ journey out of the sex trade into freedom and fullness of life, and to fight exploitation worldwide for all mankind.


Trafficking and exploitation impact ALL people, but many think it only affects females. However, a nationwide study found 36% of those involved in the sex trade were men and boys. Still, of the 800+ organizations working against trafficking in the U.S., fewer than 2% support male-identifying clients. Male victims and survivors are often overlooked, misunderstood, stereotyped, ignored, and left without support. Emmaus seeks to narrow that gap in services, empower male survivors and amplify their voices, and foster a movement to fight trafficking and exploitation for ALL people.


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by Kelli M. (November 7, 2023)
Emmaus is such a warm and welcoming environment! I appreciate the familial nature of the drop-in center and how caring and genuine all of the staff are with each other, myself, and the clients. Volunteering here has been a special part of my week, and I would recommend it to anyone seeking to serve the exploited and support an exceptional organization in meaningful work.

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