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Katie Rhoades

Healing Action
Executive Director
Katie Rhoades, MSW is the founder and executive director of Healing Action, a St. Louis Based NPO that provides direct services to adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN and a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis Brown School of Social Work. Prior to her education and professional experience, she was a victim of sex trafficking and spent 3 years in the sex trade throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. Katie was able to leave “the life” in 2002 and begin her own journey of healing and restoration. Katie’s professional experiences span 14 years working directly with adults who experience mental health concerns and has spent the last 10 years within the anti-trafficking movement. Katie has written publications including an article in the St. Louis Bar Journal. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force, the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network, the National Survivor Network, and has participated in documentaries and news pieces related to her anti trafficking work.

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Wednesday, August 21