Stopping Sexual Exploitation in the QCA

About Us

As a program of Family Resources, Braking Traffik will continue to provide quality programing through education and services to survivors of human trafficking. Our Founder, Maggie Tinsman, stated, "Having mutual goals of strengthening families and protecting children from compulsory servitude makes this a perfect fit."Braking Traffik is dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking in the Quad City area of Iowa and Illinois. Between education, legislative advocacy and community partnerships, we provide the needed guidance on sex trafficking to organizations which identify, respond to and care for survivors. "This merger provides an opportunity for the mission of both agencies to be expanded to ensure that victims of sex and labor trafficking are provided the best care," said Mary Macumber Schmidt.

Family Resources has provided services in the Quad City area community since 1849 and provides a safe place for individuals, children and families. Current Braking Traffik Executive Director, Cathy O'Keeffe, has been hired by Family Resources and will continue to provide the leadership to Braking Traffik.

Please note you can still donate to Braking Traffik specifically; just make a donation to Family Resources and specify that you want it to go to Braking Traffik.

Braking Traffik is dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking in the Quad City area of Iowa and Illinois. We strive to achieve this goal through:


We provide training on sex trafficking to organizations which respond to and care for victims. We provide general awareness training to community, civic and religious organizations.

Legislative Advocacy 

We work to continually strengthen Illinois, Iowa and federal laws which provide justice for victims.

Community Partnerships

We coordinate efforts among social service providers, medical personnel, law enforcement and faith-based groups to ensure victims receive the holistic care they need.


Cathy O’Keeffe

Advisory Board

Maggie Tinsman - Chair
Brock Earnhardt - Treasurer
Jane Hoffman - Secretary
Chief Phil Redington
Deanna Jensen - Valliere
John McGehee
Chief Paul Sikorski

Ways to Give

Make a tax-deductible donation today!

Online Donation Will Be Available Soon
or by mail:

Braking Traffik
2800 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA 52803
Checks may be made payable to Family Resources, Inc.
(Please annotate “Braking Traffik” in the memo line)


V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteers Out in the Community Educating)
Be a VOICE in the fight against sex trafficking!
Click here to find out how you can help Braking Traffik spread awareness!


Click here to contact your elected officials and let them know you support efforts to end sex trafficking the Quad City area.

Get Help

If you or someone you know is a victim of sex trafficking, immediate help is available:
Family Resources Crisis Hotlines:
Illinois: (309) 797-1777
Iowa: (563) 326-9191 / (866)921-3354 (toll free)
National Human Trafficking Resource Center:
Text to BeFree (233733)
Local Law Enforcement: 911


Faith Initiative Against Human Trafficking Conference - July 9

Free Web-Based Trainings on Child Sex Trafficking

Human Traffiking in the Heartland


Any Kid Anywhere

Any Kid Anywhere is a human trafficking awareness program for middle school and high school students, staff and parents.  Developed over a three-year period by Braking Traffik, in partnership with schools, law enforcement, attorneys, mental health professionals and SafePath Survivor Resources, this program provides education on prevention, intervention, and ending demand for human trafficking.  Our materials include an Instructor’s Guide, a PowerPoint and our 15 minute documentary, “Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories,” featuring three local survivors.

For more information, or to order these FREE materials, please contact us at, or call 563-468-2381.

Hotel/Motel Training

In partnership with Davenport Rotary and the Quad City Lodging Association, Braking Traffik provides training to Quad City hotels and motels to raise awareness of human trafficking and to advise on effective responses to suspected incidences.  This training includes provision of brochures and posters with information on known indicators and local and national hotline numbers.

For more information, or to schedule training, please contact us at, or call 563-468-2381.

Contact Us

For more information or to request a speaker, please email:
Or write to us:

Braking Traffik
2800 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA 52803