What is “The Circle of Light” and a “Flame”?

The Circle of Light is an easy way to support ALIGHT that is inspired by the brave survivors we work with who are our guiding lights. The Circle of Light is a recurring monthly donation in the amount of $20.15 (in honor of ALIGHT’s establishment in the year 2015) – or another amount that is meaningful for you.

We invite you to join the Circle of Light today by signing up as a Flame to make a recurring monthly donation.

Join the Circle of Light

Why monthly giving?

Your money goes directly to mobilizing the legal community to fight for justice and bring hope, safety and freedom for them and their children.

The path to real freedom starts with being assigned a dedicated attorney who fights on their behalf to remove the specific legal obstacles in the survivor’s path. Even one hour with an attorney can transform a life. Whether securing child custody or renegotiating debt, each survivor has their own story. Read Tina’s Story by clicking on the right.

Read Tina's Story

Now I can finally breathe and sleep.”
- Tina (survivor’s real name has been changed), December 2019

Tina knows how creative and relentless traffickers are in their abuse. Even after she physically escaped, her trafficker found ways to harass her using the local justice system. The trafficker filed a restraining order against Tina without her knowledge. Tina was then arrested on 4 separate occasions for unknowingly violating the order. As a result, she was living in a constant state of fear of being arrested.

Within one day of Tina’s request, ALIGHT connected her to Jes Jones, who specializes in criminal law and is part of ALIGHT’s mobilized legal network. Week after week, Ms. Jones fought the four charges, and took specific measures to help Tina have peace of mind. Ms. Jones called with weekly case updates and advocated with Tina’s public defender and local service providers. Everyone pitched in, including taking turns to sit with Tina during the hearings while her abuser was there and covering transportation costs.

After receiving nearly $10,000 in legal services through ALIGHT, Tina’s 3 criminal charges were dropped and the 4th charge was settled. She can now pursue immigration status, and not be blocked from applying for jobs.

Tina is just one example of how ALIGHT’s innovative and rapid response system translates into a fresh start for human trafficking survivors.

First Fifty Flames of Circle of Light

  1. Mickail Farrin
  2. David H. Miller
  3. Skip Thurman
  4. Margaret Fraser
  5. Melinda Delmonico
  6. Robert Connelly
  7. Dare Rosebery (in celebration of Alma Margason)
  8. Connor Jackson
  9. Jill Cruickshank
  10. Malia Du Mont
  11. Kelsey Pollard
  12. Will Healy
  13. Castle Lantz Maricle LLC
  14. Val Watson
  15. Lori Clark (in memory of Art Clark)
  16. Carolyn Bond
  17. Colleen Abdoulah
  18. Jamie Reed
  19. Anonymous
  20. Frank Girard
  21. Susan Minamizono
  22. Monica Trosclair
  23. Anonymous
  24. Shannon Cunningham
  25. Scott Hahn