information iconJune·teenth noun. \joon·‘tēnth\ (1) when slavery became illegal in the U.S., Texas slave owners did not tell their slaves about the 13th Amendment and when slaves eventually heard of the emancipation decided that “Juneteenth” they would be free, (2) a central Washington organization committed to creating awareness, providing education about human trafficking, and offering resources to victims.

Juneteenth Central Washington (JTCW) is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-governmental organization started in 2010. Our name, Juneteenth Central Washington, depicts the irony that slavery continues to exist much like it did in previous generations. Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Despite this, slavery continued to exist in Texas for over two years until General Granger and his regiment moved into Texas to influence and overcome the resistance.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Juneteenth’s Public Service Video


In order to give hope to victims of human trafficking, we must all join in to influence and overcome this social injustice that occurs today. JTCW works to offer both tangible and intangible resources; therefore, we are dedicated to our vision and mission.


Providing modern-day slaves a place of freedom and hope to restore their future.


Juneteenth Central Washington (JTCW) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that seeks to free modern day slaves in our community by:

  • Bringing awareness
  • Providing educational services and training
  • Providing resources for victims of human trafficking

The map below illustrates our central Washington service region.

Map of five central Washington counties: Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, Douglas, and Grant