The Exodus Road

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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
PO Box 64063
Colorado Springs, CO 80962


Phone: 719-941-9755

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 461384815

CEO/President: Laura Parker

Chairman: Steve Leigh

Board size: 10

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 disrupt the darkness of modern-day slavery by partnering with law enforcement to fight human trafficking crime, equipping communities to protect the vulnerable, and empowering survivors as they walk into freedom.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating360 of 107722 of 41
Fund acquisition rating656 of 107829 of 41
Resource allocation rating486 of 107827 of 41
Asset utilization rating190 of 107710 of 41

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$171,936$86,186$100,839$44,300$7,679
Short-term investments$30,973$0$15,438$25,808$10,379
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,061,368$774,172$374,550$613,202$526,145
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$19,782$28,777$37,481$61,692$91,104
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$19,782$28,777$37,481$61,692$91,104
Total assets$1,081,150$802,949$412,031$674,894$617,249
Payables and accrued expenses$43,780$38,826$64,928$81,737$67,187
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$43,780$38,826$64,928$81,737$67,187
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$43,780$38,826$64,928$81,737$67,187
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,037,370$730,848$296,976$488,419$461,355
With donor restrictions$0$33,275$50,127$104,738$88,707
Net assets$1,037,370$764,123$347,103$593,157$550,062
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,310,932$2,830,754$2,115,589$2,439,807$2,110,397
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,944$1,477($38,134)$1,024$1,158
Other revenue$59,668$31,732($31,062)($20,455)$23,335
Total other revenue$63,612$33,209($69,196)($19,431)$24,493
Total revenue$3,374,544$2,863,963$2,046,393$2,420,376$2,134,890
Program services$2,415,177$2,000,843$1,767,091$2,057,968$1,376,243
Management and general$293,541$148,208$271,978$204,116$103,074
Total expenses$3,098,034$2,447,117$2,292,447$2,564,642$1,761,774
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$276,510$416,846($246,054)($144,266)$373,116
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$276,510$416,846($246,054)($144,266)$373,116


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

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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

2,016 Children, Women, and Men Freed

1,065 Traffickers and Perpetrators Arrested

1,612 Survivors Supported With Aftercare

1,079 Officers and Citizens Trained


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