Shared Hope International partners with organizations providing services to domestic trafficking victims across the country. Guided by principals garnered through over a decade of research and partnerships with international and local partners, we provide small grants to support emerging trends in service delivery, building upon the goal of our National Restoration Initiative to build an array of service options to provide tailored, trauma-informed services to survivors.
Saving Innocence –Saving Innocence provides emergency crisis response, case management, awareness of sex trafficking, workshops for high risk youth, and other restorative services. Shared Hope partnered with Saving Innocence to add a bilingual case manager to their team and support Saving Innocence’s Partnership with LA County child welfare and police department in their groundbreaking First Responder Protocol, created by several members of Shared Hope’s JuST Response Council and highlighted in our ongoing JuST Response work.
Redefining Refuge – Redefining Refuge is dedicated to fighting for women and children who have been victims of the depraved injustice of sexual abuse, with a prevailing emphasis on the abolition of the domestic sex trafficking of minors. In 2013 Shared Hope supported the development of a group home license for Redefining Refuge to provide residential care to youth aged 13-17 who are survivors of trafficking, and now are proud to continue to support the now fully functioning safe home and the young survivors it serves.
Open Table – Open Table’s mission is to train church congregations and their members, through the Open Table Model: to partner their vocational and life experiences with victims of sex trafficking in order to develop and implement plans that create sustainability and wholeness in their lives. Shared Hope partnered with Open Table to pilot the model to provide specialized support to sex trafficking survivors.
STARS is a program of the Unity United Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio founded by trafficking survivor and advocate Elesondra “El” DeRomano dedicated to the restoration of hope, identification of purpose and the re-creation of self-worth for today’s sex trafficked youth. STARS focuses on the development and enhancement of the quality of life for the young ladies they serve, giving them hope and confidence. STARS promotes a model of survivor leadership with the belief that survivors will bond and trust those who have experienced similar trauma and can encourage them to trust others.
SunGate Foundation – SunGate relies on donations and grants to provide educational opportunities for survivors of all ages in order to help resolve the gap of trafficking. Currently, SunGate is the only education scholarship organization focused on survivors in the United States. Shared Hope supported SunGate in providing textbooks to sex trafficking survivors looking to earn advanced degrees.
Rebecca Bender Ministries Virtual Mentoring Program -Rebecca Bender Ministries is committed to changing the mindset of our culture. RBM assists victims of sex trafficking in finding true freedom. This is accomplished through restoring individuals through virtual mentoring services and informing front line advocates about major issues that affect our culture today.
HER Resiliency Center – HER Resiliency Center serves women ages 18-25, and is committed to building sustainability through guidance on housing, mental health, temporary benefits, and education. This survivor led organization refers to the individuals they serve as peers. Shared Hope provided HER Resiliency with their initial seed funding which, within its first six months operation supported its growth by nearly 600% through community and government support.