What We Do
PROVIDE SURVIVORS of human trafficking with longterm non-residential aftercare
COMMUNITY OUTREACH to seek and support victims of human trafficking
OFFER EDUCATION on the basics of human trafficking
LEAD COMMUNITY GROUP to help locals get established in combating human trafficking
HOST local A21 global Walk For Freedom
COLLABORATE WITH local law enforcement and organizations in efforts against human trafficking
Our Mission: Advocates 4 Freedom is a privately funded nonprofit established in 2018 with the specific purpose to find, assist, and support victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Our Vision: Advocates 4 Freedom’s long term goal is to provide survivors in the El Paso area with quality facilities focused on long-term, holistic, survivor-led, trauma-informed recovery.
WE SEEK to find, assist, and support victims and survivors of human trafficking.
WE CURRENTLY provide long term non-residential aftercare for survivors of human trafficking and their children.
WE WILL provide long term residential aftercare for survivors and their children. Survivors will receive job skill training and support services to be able to recover their lives and thrive.
Sara Wilkin was born in Arlington, Washington and currently lives in El Paso, Texas. She has been married to Zebulon Wilkin since 2002. Together, they have five children. She works full time as a homemaker and homeschool teacher.
She has been involved in community work for many years. She has served as president of the Fort Bliss Homeschool Association and has created and led a high school girls’ retreat. She has volunteered with local organizations to combat human trafficking and serves in church-related outreach.
She is currently pursuing an Organizational Leadership degree at Southeastern University, with a minor in Human Services, and expects to graduate in 2022.
She enjoys the excitement and adventure that the Army life gives her, especially the three years spent in Baumholder, Germany
Vice President/Victim Services Coordinator
Denise Wilkin is married to Richard Wilkin and has two married children and seven grandchildren.
She grew up in Banning, California but currently resides in El Paso, Texas. Denise is a retired educator with 24 years of experience as a teacher, instructional leader and as a principal of a K-5 Elementary School in Deming, New Mexico.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and her Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico University. She and her husband have a passion for traveling throughout Europe and the United States.
Along with leading Advocates 4 Freedom, Denise enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and serving in her church community. She is a Christian who desires to live her faith in action. She has always had a strong desire to see slavery in any form eradicated from society.
Zebulon Wilkin grew up in Deming, New Mexico and currently resides in El Paso, Texas. He is married to Sara Wilkin, with whom he has five children. He has served in the United States Army for 18 years as a medic, physician assistant, and company commander.
He is currently serving as an Active Duty Major as a Physician Assistant, as well as working in the Emergency Department at University Medical Center and Providence Hospital – Transmountain Campus.
He has a Bachelor and Master degree from University of Nebraska and a Doctorate of Science from Baylor University. He is specialty certified in emergency medicine.
He loves spending time outdoors gardening and barbecuing. He enjoys camping in the Gila with his family, as well as traveling with his wife.
Advocates 4 Freedom was launched in 2017 as a connect group of Abundant Church, El Paso, Texas. Created out of necessity, being called by God, each of its founders grew increasingly concerned about the amount of human trafficking in the world. Understanding that human trafficking exists in their own community, its founders were determined to do something locally to make a difference. They began meeting with other local anti-trafficking organizations, law enforcement, and other service providers to see how they could help. Advocates 4 Freedom saw the need to focus on providing assistance and support to survivors of human trafficking. Since then, Advocates 4 Freedom has become a not-for-profit organization, providing a variety of support to survivors.
Advocates 4 Freedom has assisted survivors of human trafficking through financial support, connection to resources, mentorship, and friendship. They have hosted the global A21 Walk For Freedom in El Paso, Texas yearly since 2018. They have provided training to businesses, churches, school groups, as well as other organizations in their community. Advocates 4 Freedom has partnered with local anti-trafficking organizations to raise awareness and find survivors. They have a growing outreach program and partnership with law enforcement teams to help find survivors and end trafficking in El Paso. They partner with Ambassadors United, based in Houston, Texas, and Unbound in Waco, Texas. Advocates 4 Freedom are members of the El Paso Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force, and the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.
Advocates 4 Freedom is a faith-based organization. They are motivated by their faith in Jesus Christ and believe they are called by God to do this work. Their work is focused on providing assistance and support to survivors of human trafficking, and their programs and trainings do not include information about religion or faith, unless it is appropriate to the environment (church, Bible study, etc.). They gladly serve any victim or survivor of human trafficking with no strings attached, regardless of age, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.