About Us

OUR STORY

Atlanta Dream Center

 

In the 21st century, far too many people are trapped in the darkness of sex trafficking and homelessness. Frontline Response, a Christian-based non-profit headquartered in the heart of Atlanta, serves on the frontlines every day rescuing men and women out of sex trafficking and homelessness and preventing vulnerable children from falling victim.

Founded in 2003, Frontline Response began with a heart for the frontlines – always seeking to find a need and meet it. Since incorporating in 2010, Frontline Response has assisted nearly 1,500 victims out of sex trafficking and transitioned over 1,000 men, women, and children out of homelessness. In 2018, the organization added youth prevention to its mission and has provided prevention programming to more than 600 youth facing adversity in overlooked communities throughout Metro Atlanta.

Frontline Response has developed a prototype for outreach, rescue, and emergency safe housing in the fight against sex trafficking that is sought after nationally. The organization has provided training to law enforcement, fire departments, emergency rooms, and judges; helped lead anti-trafficking efforts around large events including the Super Bowl in numerous cities; and advocated for state legislative and policy changes that have seen Georgia rise from the grade of a “C” to having the 4th best laws in the nation, according to Shared Hope International. Frontline Response holds a Platinum Level ranking from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, and serves under the leadership of an 15-member Board of Directors comprised of business leaders throughout greater Atlanta.

What Rescue Means to Us

Atlanta Dream Center

 

The act of helping get people out of circumstances or situations that they are unable to get out of on their own. It first requires the desire of the person to leave the circumstance or situation, and then we partner with them in the process of leaving. It is not a patronizing or disempowering act, but instead honors the strength and courage of individuals by helping them fulfill the choices they have made.

 

OUR MISSION

In the 21st century, far too many people are trapped in the darkness of sex trafficking and homelessness.

Frontline Response is on the frontlines every day rescuing these individuals and preventing the most vulnerable in society, our children, from falling victim.

Purpose

To be ambassadors for Jesus Christ, with God making His appeal through us for the world to be reconciled to Him.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corithians 5:20 ESV

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Atlanta Dream Center

Atlanta Dream Center

Dan Palmer
CEO

Elyssia Pribble
COO

Atlanta Dream Center

Jeff Shaw
Executive Director

Mel Meyer
Director of Anti Sex Trafficking

Betty Tezera
Director of Prevention

Tyana Mizell
Director of Homelessness

Kirk Plaisance
Director of Missions

Jonathan Shipley
Partner Cultivation Manager

Kemberly English
Community Engagement Manager