Our mission is to create a safe place with restorative programming for survivors of human trafficking to rewrite the stories of their lives while also providing community education.
Human Trafficking (Definition)
Under U.S. law, trafficking in persons is defined as “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age,” or “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”
• Lack of long term safe restorative environments for adult female survivors of trafficking
• These women lack hope to escape, as they have no safe haven, no financial stability, and fear for their lives.
• There is an absence of a comprehensive and dedicated program.
• 90% of those women who try to get out, either return to the street through force or survival or are killed.
Residential: Our 2-year residential holistic program provides rent-free housing and comprehensive services focused on the physical, mental and economic transformational needs of female survivors of trafficking, giving them hope for their future and empowering them to thrive once again.
Community Education: The community education arm of our mission focuses on educating the community on the issue of human trafficking. This includes the vulnerabilities, signs of manipulation, lures, and ways to identify possible victims.
Board Vice President
What is the value of a life?
At Hope Against Trafficking, we believe all lives are valuable and everything possible should be done to assist survivors who have been abused since they were children to heal and grow.