LifeWay Network

LifeWay Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is directly involved in the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for its victims, and education to the general public. LifeWay was started in 2007 by Sister Joan S. Dawber, lauded numerous times in recent years for her opposition to and abolishment of Human trafficking. LifeWay Network (LifeWay) has an annual operating budget of approximately $1 million, and a staff of eight full-time and 1 part-time employee. LifeWay envisions a world in which human trafficking is abolished and every survivor is strong, free, and connected. LifeWay is one of only two organizations in the New York Metro area specifically providing safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking, and the only organization providing safe housing to survivors of both labor and sex trafficking, domestic or foreign-born. LifeWay’s unique community living model is at the center of its Safe Housing Program and offers a safe home by welcoming each woman into a supportive, caring community of permanent residents. This host community helps her recover from trauma, regain a sense of self-worth, and enables her to move from isolation towards reclaiming lost independence.