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AGAPE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

Together, we can end human trafficking one life at a time.

aka AIM   |   Roseville, CA   |  https://aimfree.org

Mission

To free hearts, lives, and communities from the evil of sex trafficking in Jesus name and in Jesus way.

Ruling year info

1989

Chief Executive Officer

Clayton Butler

Main address

2000 Opportunity Drive Suite 100

Roseville, CA 95678 USA

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EIN

94-3100052

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Modern human trafficking, is more prevalent than many realize. 49.6 million people are estimated to be living in modern-day slavery worldwide. 6.3 million people are trafficked for sex around the world. (International Labor Organization) Women and children are forced into commercial sex acts to the profit of a trafficker; men and children coerced into working in hazardous conditions under debt bondage and unfair wages These are just a few examples of the different types of trafficking that exist in the world today.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Protect

We prevent the exploitation of future generations by confronting the demand for purchased sex and protecting the vulnerable. Through education, employment opportunities, discipleship, and the love of Christ, communities are transformed and families are protected from the horrors of trafficking. By breaking the cycle of exploitation, trafficking can be stopped before it has the chance to begin.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Since 2014, our very own SWAT Team has worked in partnership with the local police to directly investigate situations of trafficking. After rescue, we provide free legal support in order to put traffickers behind bars. So far, we have rescued over 1,700 survivors and arrested over 600 traffickers.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls

Rescue is only the beginning of a survivor's freedom. AIM not only rescues girls from trafficking, but walks with survivors through their entire journey. Girls are healed through experiencing the relentless, unconditional love of Christ at our Restoration Homes. They stay with us and social workers are available to them for as long as they need.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls

One of AIM's primary goals is to empower survivors of trafficking by equipping them with the necessary tools to live a life of freedom and break the cycle of exploitation. Through AIM's Employment Center, survivors and those vulnerable to trafficking are given safe employment, job training, language classes, and life-skills training to support them as they pursue careers past the Employment Center. In addition to this, our team is continuing to develop spiritual growth opportunities for the women we serve. Check out their hand crafted products at aimapparel.org

Amazing, high quality custom gear for events, businesses and more can be found at aimcustom.org

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Awards

4-Star Rating 2016

Charity Navigator

Silver 2018

Guidestar

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AIM is furthering Gods global movement community by community and generation after generation to rescue, heal, and transform those impacted by sex trafficking. Through the agape love of Jesus Christ as expressed by His followers (the Church), hearts are unlocked and trafficking is defeated one life at a time.

When our founders Don and Bridget Brewster heard that little children were being sold for sex every night, they did not turn their backs. They moved to Cambodia to help fight for freedom and stand up for the oppressed. Since then, AIM has been working to rescue, heal and empower survivors of trafficking to be free through a holistic approach that seeks to meet survivors spiritual, emotional, social, educational, and physical needs.

AIMs programs are designed to address specific needs to ensure the freedom and protection of survivors. Our SWAT team works in tandem with the government to make sure women and girls are rescued and traffickers are arrested. Our restoration home walks with survivors through every step of their healing journey so they can be empowered in their new life of freedom. Safe, sustainable employment is provided to ensure survivors are never trafficked again!

AIM also works to confront the demand for purchased sex and protect the vulnerable. Through education, employment opportunities, discipleship, and the love of Christ, communities are transformed and families are protected from the horrors of trafficking. From our AIM School to a discipleship-focused kickboxing gym in the center of the community, our protection programs help to stop exploitation before it starts!

So far, we have rescued over 1,700 survivors and arrested over 600 traffickers. Through all of its programs AIM has impacted more than 10,000 people. As the number or rescues by AIM SWAT Team continues to increase, a new Restoration Home is in the works in Cambodia that will make room for more survivors to find healing and true freedom.

After nearly 20 years of developing and executing a successful holistic model to fight trafficking in Cambodia, AIM is in its foundational stages in Belize! We are taking the knowledge we have learned of what works to truly combat trafficking and parter with existing organizations and the Belize government.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AGAPE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Palkowski

Former Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Roseville

Term: 2021 -

Becca C. Johnson

Licensed Psychologist

Ken Petersen

Founder, Apricot Lane USA

Chris Palkowski

Former Physician in Chief Kaiser Roseville

Craig Van Hulzen

Founder/CEO of Van Hulzen Asset Management

Scott D. Shaull Sr.

Pastor, Advancement Ministries - Bayside Church

David Scinto

Founder/CEO of Scinto Group, LLP

Brad O'Donnell

Co-President, Capitol Christian Music Group

Scott Godwin

Direct, Center for Cloud Computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jennifer Bulotti

CEO, Noble Venture Designs and Sandalwood Design, LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/31/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/24/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.