Worldteam is a grassroots organization committed to fighting human trafficking and sexual slavery. We forge local, regional and global partnerships that restore victims to wholeness. Our unique focus is inner healing counseling.
Worldteam was founded in 2008 by Sue & Rick Clark. The original emphasis was focused on the needs in Thailand. Worldteam has built a Safe House in Mae Sot, Thailand for girls at risk. We also help support another Safe House in Mae Sot for Karen Tribe Burmese young ladies who do not have citizenship papers. Sue & Rick have run seminars on fighting human trafficking in Thailand & America. Worldteam has joined with the San Jai Network, a group of 95 non-profit and mostly Christian organizations that work together in Thailand for the cause of social justice.
Currently in the U.S., Worldteam is now in Phase 3 of a 4-phase plan to establish the SoCal Restoration Coalition (SCRC). We have already begun counseling victims of sexual exploitation, both men and women, and are working diligently to expand our coalition of service providers and counselors SoCal Restoration Coalition, that is becoming a nationwide network.
In 2015 Sue retired from her position as the Director of the American Language and Culture Institute at Azusa Pacific University. She fights sexual exploitation and human trafficking with her husband Rick. As an international educator, Sue has led numerous teams of students for summer projects in Thailand over the past 20 years. Rick is the CEO of TEAM Inc. and has been in Christian ministry as a pastor, evangelist, counselor, and missionary for over 40 years, traveling to and ministering in over 30 nations. Rick’s commitment to the Freedom Diaries Documentary Series Project has been the culmination of decades of seeking to provide solutions to the worldwide injustice of human trafficking and sexual slavery.
Rick is working on a Doctor of Ministry degree from Harvest Bible University. Sue is working on her Ph.D. from Biola University in Intercultural Studies. Sue and Rick focus their ministry on Isaiah 61: preaching the good news, healing the broken and setting captives free. Rick and Sue, happily married since 1970, have three children, and nine grandchildren.
- Human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States (United Nations).
- Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States (U.S. Department of Justice).
- The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim in the United States is 13-14 years old (U.S. Department of Justice).
- A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls (U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).
- Fewer than 100 beds are available in the United States for underage victims (Health & Human Services).