Jorge Veitia is an anti-human trafficking advocate, founder and executive director of The Life of Freedom Center.
Veitia first began working on behalf of at-risk children in the late 90’s, first as a Guardian ad litem representing the interests of children in the State’s foster care system and then in 2008 as a live-in houseparent for a local foster care agency where he cared for more than 100 at-risk children from South Florida, Haiti and various countries in Central and South America.
During this time he learned about international and domestic child sex trafficking and the need for specialized services to help survivors safely recover and live a life free of further abuse and exploitation.
Since August 2011, Veitia has been working solely on mobilizing community groups and members to combat sex trafficking by: actively protecting children from sex trafficking by spreading awareness and helping rescue the exploited by conducting regular outreach through the Sharing One Love program and increasing opportunities for healing by offering dedicated support and resources for survivors at the Life of Freedom Center in Miami, FL.
Through these programs Veitia has completed hundreds of hours of outreach in the community and served more than 100 women and children in South Florida that have are at-risk of being enslaved by sex trafficking.
Find out how you can partner with this Jorge and his family serving survivors in South Florida by visiting their support page.
SOL’s Board of Directors
In 2004, I became aware to the issue of human trafficking after hearing a radio interview with Linda Smith of Shared Hope International. Since then we have tried to raise awareness with friends and family and supported the cause financially. Now that many more people are aware of the problem on a large scale, we believe that the real battle for the protection and restoration of survivors is a lot closer to home. I believe that SOL and the LoF Center are providing the necessary resources of training, mentoring and restoration to fight sexual exploitation in our community, and I want to do my part to help.
I was first made aware of the issue of modern day slavery when in 2004 I was invited by the White House to participate in a conference on the subject. I knew that it was an area of ministry in which God wanted us to some day be involved. When Jorge made me aware of his vision for SOL I jumped at the chance to support his efforts.
Campus Pastor of Crossbridge Church in Miami Springs, Fl.