CoLoKi Inc., owner and operator of the Freeport Trailer, provides an accessible, safe place for low-wage workers and immigrants. We provide basic needs and vital services in order to ease their daily struggle and make lasting improvements in their lives. We empower individuals while striving to foster positive integration into the community.
The Freeport Trailer was originally established, in 2002, by a group of passionate individuals and catholic charities. It was opened as a hiring site that would provide a safer place for day laborers to connect with contractors, instead of congregating at Home Depot. Eventually, the trailer closed in May of 2009.
Liz O'Shaughnessy founded the nonprofit organization, CoLoKi Inc.in order to reopen the trailer. By February of 2010, the trailer was renovated and successfully re-opened. The organization is funded by non-governmental grants from foundations and individual donations. It had originated as a hiring site for the community's day laborers but has grown to be much more. We now provide a hot meal every morning so that our area's low-wage workers, and those hoping to obtain work, are able to start their day with nutritious food. We have also developed many other programs that help to improve their lives.