Uniting Survivor Leaders to Create Social Change
Who We Are
The Oklahoma Survivors Council began in August of 2017, when founder Susan Bredemeyer was moved by the loss of a dynamic National Survivor Leader in the anti-human trafficking movement. She saw how powerful the unity of fellow survivors was and how the impact of unity created a string of national memorial services honoring the work of the late survivor as well and creating awareness of human trafficking.
Our first meeting involved both local survivors and allies and the vision grew from there. The OSC has spoken throughout the state and nationally informing, training, and educating Social Services, Law Enforcement, Churches, Schools, and others in the community on human trafficking from a "Survivors Perspective". OSC has spoken with politicians, judges, and victims rights organizations regarding the needs of victims/survivors in our state and we work alongside of survivors advocating mentoring and empowering them to use their voices and knowledge of lived experience to full fill the vision of their life and help create social change.
"We are more than survivors, we are warriors, women and men that have overcome, and we desire to be a light into a darkness that most people cannot comprehend."
Rev. Susan Bredemeyer
"I was so thankful for all the support I received while trying to get my kids back. I never once felt judged and for the first time I felt like someone understood me".
Anonymous Survivor- Tulsa OK
When I reached out for help Susan did not hesitate, she has a huge heart and was there to support me, I never felt alone while I walked through the process of my case. I am now working on giving back to others and it feels so good!
Survivor, Tulsa OK