Our Story

Rescue Upstream is a faith based organization.  We launched in 2013 as a ministry of Journey Church and are currently pursuing non profit status.

Vision Statement 

Through the Gospel message and in collaboration with other organizations, we seek to eradicate human trafficking and the root causes that fuel this human injustice.

Mission Statement

Rescue Upstream  provides sexual prevention training, awareness/youth education and outreach to bring an end to local South Florida human trafficking.

Support Our Cause

Interested in volunteering or learning more? Please message us at info@rescueupstream.com


Human Trafficking – The Facts


The following represents estimates from leading anti human trafficking organization and labor analysts.  It is estimated that only 1% of all cases of human trafficking are reported.



Human Trafficking is a global human rights issue.

Human Trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to gain labor, services or commercial sex against a person’s will.

International Labour Organization estimates 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally with over $150 Million revenue

81% Are Trapped in Forced Labor
25% Are Children
75% Are Girls And Women

United States


Polaris Project, the organization that manages the national human trafficking hotline number reports that more that 49,000 total cases of human trafficking have been reported in the Unites Sates over the past 10 year.  

Human Trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and D.C.

The majority of human trafficking victims in the United States are US Residents



Florida is third in the nation for reported cases of human trafficking.

Palm Beach County is ranked third in the state for suspected cases.  

Polaris Project has identified the following related to survivors of human trafficking in 2018 


Sex Trafficking 14,749
Labor Trafficking 5,577
Sex and  Labor  Trafficking 1,388
Not Specified 1,364

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” ~ Psalms 147:3