LifeWay Network is one of only two organizations in the New York Metro area providing safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking. What sets LifeWay’s Safe Housing Program apart is its community living model. It goes beyond offering shelter by welcoming each woman into a supportive, caring environment that helps them recover from their trauma, regain their sense of self-worth, and enables them to move from isolation towards reclaiming their independence.

Lima James is the Education Training Coordinator at LifeWay Network where she works to increase community awareness on human trafficking as an essential first step to confronting this crime against men, women, and children. Lima is responsible for the development and delivery of education and training curriculum for various audiences--including schools, community groups, faith groups, and service providers. Prior to coming to LifeWay, Lima worked with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services where she helped draft a statewide policy on human trafficking.