Founder’s Message

It is the end of first quarter here at WP and we have not blinked since the State Theater “Priceless” event for national human trafficking awareness month.  The team of staff and volunteers are so committed to bringing sex trafficking to an end that they have worked  to near exhaustion. In the past 3 months we have provided a home to Susan (not her real name) a young woman who was first trafficked by her mother at 15 years old.  Susan has just given birth to a son and WP is mentoring her to be the mother she never knew she could be.

Our #NotApriceTag in-class prevention training is seeing great response from students and administrators alike.  We have educated 25 classrooms and more than 750 students in 1st quarter alone.  I could go on about Mary Graham Hall impact, Aliya House bible studies, Juvenile Hall mentoring, Just His House guest outings, survivor parents counseling, all of which happen because people in this valley give financially and serve freely.  I simply want to say thank you for making Without Permission and the crime of sexual slavery a top priority in your prayers, conversations and resources.  You keep us on the front lines.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8

Because He lives,
Debbie Johnson
Founder and CEO

#iamchange Freedom Walk

Thank you to the Modesto Bee for highlighting this event!

Click here to Read the Modesto Bee Article 


#iamchange MEN’S MOVEMENT exists to mobilize the MEN of the community in the sex trafficking battle as collaborative partners in bringing awareness to all in hopes for significant change.

The #iamchange Freedom Walk is the first event in this Men’s Movement. Men from 15 local churches are building this movement and mobilizing their communities for the walk. 

Q&A with Pastor Lance Lowell
Modesto’s Neighborhood Church

Why are you as man committed to this “freedom walk”?
As a man I feel that it is important for me to acknowledge the truth that the sex trafficking industry is driven by demand. The freedom walk gives me the opportunity to say to my family, my church and my community that I will commit to walking in integrity and purity and be part of the solution to this darkness that is taking place in our culture. Most other walks or demonstrations are focused on wanting others to solve the problem. I feel it is important for men to take a stand and demonstrate that we want to lead and be the change in our homes, in our culture and even in the issue of sex trafficking.

How will a walk end sex trafficking? 
I feel like it is time for us as men to encourage each other that our actions matter and together we can have a positive impact on the world. We have to call each other up to be the best man we can be for our families and the world around us.  If one person connects the dots that their choice to live a life of honor, integrity and purity will reduce the demand for sex trafficking then we have made a difference.


Volunteer Appreciation

On Saturday March 24th, we gathered our Volunteer Team together to celebrate Easter and learn about our upcoming events. It was a wonderful time with a great group of dedicated volunteers! If you’ve been thinking about become involved, NOW IS THE TIME! Click below to fill out a volunteer application and begin the process of becoming a Without Permission Volunteer.


Volunteer Application

Ensure that Without Permission continues to be a force for justice in 2018



OUR MISSION: Without Permission exists to lead the church and community into the battle that will end sex trafficking.

OUR VISION: Through collaborative partnerships in the Central Valley and across the nation, Without Permission confronts the culture that promotes sex trafficking. We restore the victimized, educate our youth to prevent victimization, and attack the lies that drive demand.