The Exodus Road Inc

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On the front lines of the fight to end human trafficking. We are an organization of action, and we're bringing about systemic, holistic change. We invest in three core programs: Training, Intervention, and Aftercare.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Exodus Road Inc
PO Box 64063
Colorado Springs, CO 80962


Phone: 719-941-9755


Organization details

EIN: 461384815

CEO/President: Matt Parker

Chairman: Steve Leigh

Board size: 6

Founder: Matt and Laura Parker

Ruling year: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Prevention: Harnessing collective expertise in the global fight against trafficking, our TraffickWatch Academy program educates law enforcement, NGO practitioners, students, and communities with engaging, quality content from diverse leaders in the counter-trafficking community.

Intervention: For the last decade, TER has become an expert in helping police find and free survivors and arrest traffickers for legal prosecutions. We train local operatives, identify victims, build effective cases, utilize technology and covert gear, and support law enforcement in operations.

Aftercare: In addition to providing crisis care workers and social workers on our Search + Rescue teams, our Beyond Rescue program serves survivors and the exploited in the countries where we work. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach and working in collaboration with other NGO partners, we uniquely tailor aftercare services to fit those in greatest need in the areas where we operate.

Mission statement

We strategically and holistically fight human trafficking through prevention, intervention, and aftercare work around the globe.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating269 of 102210 of 41
Fund acquisition rating647 of 102425 of 41
Resource allocation rating322 of 102417 of 41
Asset utilization rating173 of 10227 of 41

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$86,186$100,839$44,300$7,679$7,679
Short-term investments$0$15,438$25,808$10,379$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$774,172$374,550$613,202$526,145$143,453
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$28,777$37,481$61,692$91,104$65,858
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$28,777$37,481$61,692$91,104$65,858
Total assets$802,949$412,031$674,894$617,249$209,311
Payables and accrued expenses$38,826$64,928$81,737$67,187$32,365
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$38,826$64,928$81,737$67,187$32,365
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$38,826$64,928$81,737$67,187$32,365
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$730,848$296,976$488,419$461,355$146,881
With donor restrictions$33,275$50,127$104,738$88,707$30,065
Net assets$764,123$347,103$593,157$550,062$176,946
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,830,754$2,115,589$2,439,807$2,110,397$1,557,194
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,477($38,134)$1,024$1,158$135
Other revenue$31,732($31,062)($20,455)$23,335($2,171)
Total other revenue$33,209($69,196)($19,431)$24,493($2,036)
Total revenue$2,863,963$2,046,393$2,420,376$2,134,890$1,555,158
Program services$2,000,843$1,767,091$2,057,968$1,376,243$1,280,348
Management and general$148,208$271,978$204,116$103,074$178,138
Total expenses$2,447,117$2,292,447$2,564,642$1,761,774$1,608,110
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$416,846($246,054)($144,266)$373,116($52,952)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$416,846($246,054)($144,266)$373,116($52,952)


Jonathan Matthew ParkerFounder/CEO$167,057
Laura ParkerPresident & CCO$141,807
Stephanie SteinbartCOO$118,253

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/17/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The Exodus Road began through the journey and work of co-founders Matt and Laura Parker. Moving to SE Asia with their family in April 2010, Matt and Laura initially directed a children's home for hill-tribe girls in rural Northern Thailand. During that time, Matt and Laura were exposed to marginalized people groups - targets for human trafficking. Eventually, Matt began networking with NGOs and local police to learn about the problem at the ground level. After a period of research, he was deputized by police and started working personally to find those trapped in slavery as an undercover investigator. Armed with hidden body-worn cameras, he posed as a "john," a man interested in sex for sale, and gathered evidence for police partners. It was gritty work that neither of them expected when they first began their journey.

After investigating hundreds of bars and brothels throughout SE Asia with police, Matt and Laura began The Exodus Road in January of 2012 with the belief that justice is in the hands of ordinary people - just like them.

Matt and Laura have since been joined by a diverse group of committed staff and volunteers active in multiple countries around the world. Matt serves as the CEO of the organization, while Laura serves as President. After living overseas for seven years, their home base is now Colorado Springs, CO.

Program accomplishments

1505 survivors rescued
820 traffickers arrested
6 countries of operation


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