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Move your body.
Change a Life.

 You are invited to join our 2024

Movement for Freedom (#MFF) Campaign!


Welcome to the 2024 Movement for Freedom (#MFF) campaign!

I’m thrilled to kick off this transformative journey with you, and I'm honored to announce that I'll be leading a CEO takeover of #MFF this year! Join me in this month-long journey of movement and impact, all in support of the incredible girls of My Refuge House (MRH).

At MRH, we're dedicated to providing comprehensive care and restoration for survivors of human trafficking. Every day, I'm inspired by the resilience and courage of the girls, families, and communities who walk alongside us on this journey of hope and healing.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join me every day during the month of May. We'll mainly check in virtually, but if you’re local to Southern California, I hope you’ll join me for some of the weekly in-person activities! Whether you run, walk, dance, cycle, or participate in any other fitness activity, your contribution matters. Invite your friends and family to sponsor the movement or join our team, too.

Throughout #MFF2024, we will ignite a movement that transcends physical activity and the month of May. We will become a community of movers and shakers whose movement mirrors the MRH journey—a journey of mutual impact and the dance between comfort and challenge as we grow individually and together.

We will move, inspire others to move, and share meaningful stories. Throughout the month, I will share personally impactful stories about the four pillars of intervention and impact that define MRH's work: Prevention, Restoration, Reintegration, and Inspiration.

Together, we'll raise awareness about human trafficking and financially support the impactful work happening at My Refuge House. Join me in our 2024 Movement for Freedom. Move Your Body. Change A Life.

With Peace and Gratitude,

Heather Bland

CEO, My Refuge House


Join the Movement and change a life through advocacy and

support for the work of My Refuge House

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Our Story

Our Story

Movement for Freedom was created in 2015 as a way for individuals and teams to give back to the life-changing work of My Refuge House through exercise and movement.


My Refuge House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that restores survivors of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), and abuse. My Refuge House is dedicated to providing the best comprehensive and therapeutic care so that each girl can stand on her own. We believe a loving and caring atmosphere is the foundation for any healing environment. There is a family-like environment between staff and girls that draws upon Filipino culture through family meetings, outings, and activities. Since 2008, we have provided long-term aftercare for over 40 survivors as they reclaim their lives. In 2015, we added another home to increase long-term capacity, created a transition program for our older girls, and began a community outreach program focused on prevention and advocacy.d began a community outreach program focused on prevention and advocacy.

Get Started

join the movement

Three steps to get started with Movement For Freedom. 


You've been curious. Now it's time to COMMIT to changing a life through your fitness activity ​(hint: It might include your own life).


CREATE your own challenge. Set a giving goal based on your movement/fitness target and set up your fundraising page through Join the Movement.


Sign up below to CONNECT with our team! We'll

get moving on May 1st, but you can join all month long!

Be inspired by some of our past MFF Fitness Partners!

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who's moving

I grew up running with my dad, and now when I go see our girls, I get to laugh at myself trying to keep up with their zumba skills. It's a beautiful reminder of the power of movement as a form of empowerment. In 2024, join me for a #MFF takeover, where we'll explore the impact we have on each other's journeys.

Heather Bland

"How fun it is to think I can dance or Zumba to help to set girls free."

Crystal E.

"I'm a dedicated runner and will be running for the girls at My Refuge House."


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