Shared Hope International partners with organizations providing services to domestic trafficking victims across the country. Guided by principals garnered through more than two decades of research and partnerships with international and local partners, we provide small grants to support emerging trends in service delivery here in the U.S. Our goal is to foster an array of options that provide tailored, trauma-informed services to survivors.
A service provider in Los Angeles provides emergency crisis response, case management, awareness of sex trafficking, workshops for high risk youth, and other restorative services. Shared Hope provides funding for the addition of a bilingual case manager to this project which was formed by a partnership between county child welfare and police departments. Their groundbreaking protocol was created by several members of Shared Hope’s JuST Response Council and highlighted in the Council’s ongoing work.
In 2017 Shared Hope partnered with a ministry to homeless youth in the Pacific Northwest that strategically places Terry’s House (formerly a Shared Hope program) as part of the continuum of care for young women who have been sex trafficked or are at risk. The program focuses on young women 18-24 who are ready to transition to independent living supported by trained staff.
A service provider focusing on resiliency of survivors 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 the organization with their initial seed funding which, within its first six months operation supported its growth by nearly 600% through community and government support.
Virtual Mentoring: An innovative program assists victims of sex trafficking in finding true freedom and has a nationwide reach. This is accomplished through restoring and empowering individuals by way of virtual mentoring and informing front line advocates about major issues that affect our culture today.
Education Scholarships: Shared Hope provides support for an organization that offers education scholarships for survivors of sex trafficking of all ages by providing textbooks to survivors looking to earn advanced degrees.