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 promising approaches and 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.
Services for the support and restoration of boys who have been victims of sex trafficking are scarce and badly needed. One of the first to provide a safe home and trauma-based care for these young men under the age of 18 is our partner in Florida. A six to nine-month program is outlined; however, the length of stay depends on the individual child’s needs.
Kansas City area
Focused on the recovery and empowerment of adult female survivors of sex trafficking, our partner provides housing for up to two years along with an appropriate array of services to help her achieve independence. Addiction recovery, trauma-informed therapy, basic life skills training, and access to pro-bono legal services set the stage for growth and development into job readiness and financial stability.
Providing residential care for young teen girls who have been sexually trafficked or exploited, this trauma-informed holistic program addresses safety, self-concept, relationships, empowerment, and restoration. The robust residential program incorporates group therapy, individual counseling, academic pursuit and experiential learning. Outings and activities are designed to help the girls reclaim part of their lost childhood.
A grassroots organization has been providing services to all genders that have been exploited or are at-risk of being exploited. The mission is to assist this population to develop as healthy individuals by means of intervention through education, programming, outreach, and advocacy. Individuals and families are strengthened by collaborative efforts with community partners through a hands-on approach.
An innovative program, led and managed by survivors of sex trafficking, has the goal of providing a supportive community to survivors no matter where they may be. No longer must a survivor feel that he or she is alone in the struggle for freedom and autonomy. This virtual mentoring program discovered the power of peer support long before on-line mentoring and support became commonplace due to the 2020 pandemic.