Founded in 2018, CleanUP HT™ (Human Trafficking) is a social enterprise aimed at helping survivors thrive and to sponsor anti-human trafficking non-profit organizations such as the S.O.A.P Project (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution).
Toshia is a sex trafficking survivor and determined modern-day abolitionist. At the age of 16, Toshia ran away from home and into the arms of neighbors. What she thought was the loving support of neighbors turned into a life of sex trafficking. After breaking free and many years of healing, Toshia decided to devote her time and energy to volunteering in the anti-human trafficking movement. She is a patient advocacy board member for Face Forward LA, a featured survivor in Project Starfish, and a State of Ohio human trafficking liberator award recipient. Recognizing there is an ever-growing need to reach out to victims of sex trafficking and bring awareness on this issue, Toshia decided to create the social enterprise CleanUP HT™.
Kimberly is a research project director in the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) and a social work PhD student in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Kimberly currently teaches as a Faculty Associate for Arizona State University and an Adjunct Professor for the Online Masters of Social Work program for Fordham University. Kimberly’s research work spans the prevention, detection, identification, and treatment of sex trafficking victims. She works closely with community groups, including the Catholic Charities DIGNITY programs, UMOM, and the City of Phoenix and Las Vegas Metropolitan VICE Units. She provides weekly group counseling at Phoenix Starfish Place, a home for sex trafficked women and their children. Kimberly is a former high school social justice teacher, founder of S.O.A.P. Cleveland, and a State of Ohio human trafficking liberator award recipient.
S.O.A.P Project – Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution
S.O.A.P. was founded by author, advocate and survivor, Theresa Flores. The S.O.A.P. Project is specifically focused on educating and increasing awareness in the public on the prevalence of human trafficking. S.O.A.P. National travels all over the U.S. to hold outreaches during local events and distributes bars of soap labeled with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number — 888-3737-888.
*All survivors who make and distribute CleanUP HT™ products are paid a living wage.