Unbound Now Named Recipient of Prestigious Texas Bar Foundation Grant

Grant will aid the nonprofit in serving more survivors of human trafficking in Texas

Austin, TX – Unbound Now, a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, is thrilled to announce that it has received a generous $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, which will further their mission of recovering and serving survivors of human trafficking in the year to come. 

Since its establishment in 2012, Unbound Now has been dedicated to providing comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking. The organization operates in 11 service areas worldwide, with a strong presence in Texas, including Austin, Bryan College Station, Houston, Fort Worth, Tyler, Nacogdoches, and Waco. Over the years, Unbound Now has tirelessly worked to recover, and empower survivors to live a life of freedom. To date they have served over 2,400 individuals – in 2023 alone, Unbound Now has already assisted more than 650 survivors, with 24/7 supportive and trauma-informed care. 

The Texas Bar Foundation, founded in 1965, has long been a driving force in supporting law-related programs. With a legacy of awarding more than $26 million in grants, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation, committed to improving access to justice and the legal system.

Unbound Now Founder & CEO, Susan Peters, expressed her gratitude for this prestigious grant, saying, “We are deeply honored to be recognized by the Texas Bar Foundation, a renowned institution with a remarkable history of making a positive impact on our legal and justice system. This grant will significantly bolster our efforts to end human trafficking and provide a lifeline to survivors who deserve a chance at a better future. We are immensely thankful for their support.”

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $26 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.

Liz Griffin, Executive Director in Austin, TX, also shared her enthusiasm, stating, “As the executive director of the Austin chapter, I’ve witnessed the remarkable impact Unbound Now has had on survivors in our community. This grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will allow us to expand our services and reach even more survivors, ultimately taking a significant step closer to eradicating human trafficking.”

Unbound Now remains steadfast in its commitment to making a difference in the lives of survivors of human trafficking. With the Texas Bar Foundation’s generous support, Unbound Now is poised to continue its mission of ending human trafficking and igniting hope.


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