Rescue Upstream is a volunteer faith based nonprofit organization. We launched in 2013 as a ministry of Journey Church. Burdened by the knowledge that many people were unaware of the root causes driving human trafficking our Founder, Tanya Meade, focused on the “Upstream” prevention and awareness education. Soon after, we expanded to outreach to those living in exploitation and more recently have begun working with the local community to develop resources for victims and those living in exploitation. In 2020 Rescue Upstream became an independent nonprofit and continues to partner with other organizations to end human trafficking.
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.
Rescue Upstream serves Palm Beach County providing child sexual abuse prevention training, community awareness education and direct outreach to those living in sexual exploitation. We target reducing human trafficking vulnerabilities and increasing the recovery of those living in modern day slavery.