Breaking Free


770 University Ave. W
St. Paul , MN 55104

Site Housing: 
Student will live at home and commute each day.

Gender Requirement: 
Female Only

Driver's License Required: 
License Required

Student Minimum Age: 

Language Requirement: 
Not Required

Each student will need to provide her or his own transportation

Site Dates: 
Any 8 consecutive weeks between May 16th and August 12th.

Social Issues: 
Women's Issues
Legal Services and Advocacy

Breaking Free


Site Description: 

Breaking Free empowers survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution to build new lives through safe housing, direct services, effective healing programs, survivor advocacy, worldwide policy change, and hope. Breaking Free is currently the only survivor-led provider of housing services to victims of sex trafficking and their children in Minnesota. We provide a week-day Drop-In Center and permanent supportive housing for 34 family units.

Breaking Free has a Campus located at 770, 774, 778 University Avenue West in St. Paul, MN. The campus includes our Women's Program, including a Drop-In Center, an Emergency Shelter for sexually exploited women and girls and an Admin Center. We also have two 18-unit apartment buildings for permanent supportive housing. In addition, we have 14 scattered-site units through Section 8 and Hearth Connection.

Student Responsibilities:
Student Intern duties would include:
1) Assistance with coordinating Adult Education for our clients.
2) Coordinate distance learning skills 3.
3) Shadow the Women's Program Manager and assist with creating a Procedure Manual thereby learning how to provide direct services to our sexually exploited individuals.
4) Participate in events that the organization sponsors such as an annual Summer BBQ, National Night Out and other events.

Meghan Dunne ( )

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Upcoming Events

May 2022

Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:45pm

June 2022

ND Explores STEM: Healthcare
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Information Session | RISE: Hometown
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Preferred Application Deadline | Graduate Fellowship
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | RISE: South Bend
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

September 2022

Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm