HISTORY OF SET FREE DUBUQUE:  After seeing a documentary on Human Trafficking entitled “Nefarious” in 2013, a small group from the Dubuque community joined together to consider how we could bring an end to modern day slavery.  We learned about God’s heart for justice and freedom for all people.  We sought God, and we prayed. From humble beginnings in living rooms across the tri-state area, a small but mighty group of abolitionists was formed.  Initially, under the name Dubuque Justice League, we hosted several educational and awareness events in the tri-state area.  In 2014, we started operating under the name Set Free Dubuque, established a Board of Directors, and obtained our 501(c)3 non-profit status.  Today, we continue to educate our community, advocate for survivors, and fight to eliminate modern day slavery in our community and around the world.  FIND US ON FACEBOOK

30 Million

Nearly 30 million modern-day slaves exist worldwide; at least 100,000 are trafficked each year in the U.S.

1 of 5

One out of 5 pornographic images is of a child.

13 years old

The average age of entry into "prostitution" in the U.S. is 13 years old.

Isaiah 61: 1-3

"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners... to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."

Our Mission

Set Free Dubuque exists to proclaim freedom for the captives by educating our community, advocating for survivors, and eliminating the demand for modern day slavery.

value of every life

We believe in the God-given value and worth of every person and want to see healing and wholeness come to people involved in every aspect of human trafficking.  

Our primary focus is on freedom and restoration for survivors, and we seek to responsibly educate our community about the reality of human trafficking both abroad and in our own backyard, partnering with other like-minded organizations to end modern-day slavery.

We seek discretion as we use your donations on behalf of Set Free Dubuque. Each dollar is used to have the greatest impact possible. Thank you for your financial support!

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“You may choose to look the other way, but you can
never say again that you did not know.”


Please learn more about how you can help rid the world of Human Trafficking.

Micah 6:8

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Upcoming Events

The Set Free Dubuque volunteer team meets on a regular basis to learn about human trafficking, pray, and get updates about our recent work.  We also sponsor, host, and support other human trafficking related events in our local community.  Join our mailing list to receive news of upcoming events. FIND US ON FACEBOOK.

monthly volunteer meeting

  Call 1(563)451-7914 for Location

Event Post


J-1 film Screening

  Place: 21st: Holiday Inn, 23rd: Five Flags Majestic, 24th: Everything Photo

Event Post


Human Trafficking Training event (part 2)

  Place: First Baptist Church, 2143 Judson Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001

• This training will focus on spiritual preparedness to combat human trafficking.Event Post


walk To set free

  Place: Roshek Lobby (700 Locust St.)  Dubuque, IA

Register at
 https://setfree.typeform.com/to/v4Bv0rWalk map


martin luther king, jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only love can do that.  
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”


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Contact Info

  • Set Free Dubuque 
    PO Box 81
    Dubuque, IA 52004

  • contact@setfreedubuque.org

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"set free" shirt

With your help we can get the word out.  By purchasing a shirt you are showing your support for the "Set Free Dubuque" initiative and helping to bring attention to modern day slavery.  This isn't just a shirt, it's an opportunity to be part of the solution.  Proceeds from shirt sales will directly support our efforts to educate our community about human trafficking, advocate for survivors, and eliminate the local demand for modern day slaves.


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