Shared Hope International provides business mentorship, financial support and technical assistance to local organizations around the world to support the development of programs that offer holistic, long-term care to vulnerable and exploited women and children. To inform these partnerships and offer strategic insight on promising practices, Shared Hope convenes key stakeholders, thought leaders and experienced practitioners to drive forward the discussion about shelter and services in America.
National Restoration Initiative
Building upon 16 years of experience in developing and providing restorative care worldwide, Shared Hope launched the National Restoration Initiative to serve as a catalyst for the ongoing development of shelter and services for America’s trafficked youth. Today, shelter and service options and methods remain largely inconsistent and minimally documented. To help achieve a consistent standard of care and build upon the lessons and good practices of current shelter and service providers, Shared Hope provides groundbreaking research, hosts national forums and partners with local shelter and service organizations.
Just (Juvenile Sex Trafficking) Response
JuST Response is a project of the National Restoration Initiative and the Protected Innocence Challenge that brings together Shared Hope’s research on services for domestic minor sex trafficking victims with its analysis of state statutory protective responses. By merging research on implementation and policy analysis, JuST Response seeks to broaden the research in this emerging area to inform legislative efforts and the implementation of existing responses.
Women’s Investment Network (WIN)
Created by Shared Hope, the Women’s Investment Network (WIN) provides women the opportunity to engage in hands-on vocational training, leadership development and job skills courses so they can meet the demands of the competitive global market and achieve financial independence. Providing survivors with the skills and means of creating their own economic sustainability helps reduce the risk of re-victimization. Today, our successful WIN program is active in Nepal, India, Jamaica and the United States. International training programs include cosmetology, jewelry-making, bakeries, print services, tailoring and leather-making. Our domestic training program, operating in Washington state, is a nine-month program that focuses on computer and administrative skills.
International Villages of Hope
Since our founding in 1998, Shared Hope has been committed to providing holistic, long-term, survivor-informed care for victims of sex trafficking by supporting residential facilities where residents have access to medical and mental health care, education, job training and economic development programs. Shared Hope has built and continues to support Villages or Homes of Hope in Nepal, India, and Jamaica, which offer safe communities of refuge and restoration to rescued victims of sexual slavery and their children. In other locations, including South Africa and Japan, we funded the establishment of restoration facilities that has become self-sustaining.