Rebecca Bender Initiative is a leading forerunner in the efforts to eradicate modern day slavery and change the mindset of our culture. RBI assists in crisis response assisting victims to escape. Next, RBI offers, ELEVATE, an intensive online 16 week program, allowing victims to receive services regardless of where they live. This online course offers deeper levels of healing, business development and leadership, but doesn't end there. With many tracks to choose from, ELEVATE is an entire year of follow up and a lifetime of support.
What is more, RBI has some of the most Advanced Trainings in the country, equipping FBI, Homeland Security, Former Presidents, SVU & Undercover, Medical Professionals, Service Providers and Faith Communities all across America.
Rebecca Bender is more than just a survivor of domestic Sex Trafficking. She is an award winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and Survivor Leader in the movement to eradicate modern day slavery. Her testimony of redemption, escaping a life of sex trafficking, can be read in her first book Roadmap to Redemption, which has helped hundreds of victims find hope. Finishing her master's degree in Christian Thought, Rebecca is now a licensed Minister and mother of four children. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their family.
Speaking & Events
RBI is a leader and forerunner in the efforts to eradicate modern day slavery. Using not only their personal experience, RBI’s speaker’s team uses their professional experience to Equip first responders all over the U.S. In the last two years, RBI has trained over 16,000 professionals including: FBI, Homeland Security, SVU, former Presidents, Medical Professionals, Child Welfare, Prosecution, Probation, Faith Community and more. Knowing how to identify, respond, and support survivors of trafficking is crucial to changing the culture around this issue.
TVPA Defines Trafficking as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.
What We Do
We assist victims and their children to escape their traffickers by responding to crisis and ensure their tangible needs are met.
One of the greatest tools we have to change a culture. By participating in multi-media efforts, we have an opportunity to speak to a nation through books, podcasts, radio, tv, news and film.
MISSION / VISION
Rebecca Bender Initiative's vision is to see a world free of oppression and exploitation, where all people can go after their dreams with zealous abandon. We desire to help people reach their dreams, knowing that their past does not have to define nor determine their destiny.