Saturday, April 9, 2011

Shared Hope International

Basic Information:
Founded in 1998
Faith Based
Domestic and International

Contact Info:
P.O. Box 65337
Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone: 1-866-HER-LIFE

Mission: Shared Hope International exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. We are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.


Prevent: examine the conditions that allow women and children to be bought and sold; enhance awareness of modern-day sexual slavery, and we build.
Community Awareness

Training: 1) Prostituted Children in the United States: Identifying and Responding to America’s Trafficked Youth: 2) INTERVENE: Identifying and Responding to America’s Prostituted Youth

Kids Are Not For Sale Campaigns: visual, educational, grassroots, policy and media-centered events

The Defenders: national initiative of Shared Hope International to mobilize men in the fight to end demand for prostituted children. motorcycle rallies, tailgating parties, and truck stop outreaches. Defenders take a pledge that commits them to saying “no” to pornography or any sexual abuse of women and children and to protecting communities from predators.

Rescue & Restore: Rescue programs are integrated into the outreach efforts of local restoration centers or survivor-led shelters with whom they partner with.
Domestic: Shared Hope International partners with organizations across the United States to fund street outreach for at-risk and trafficked women and children. These programs literally meet the girls where they are and provide resource hotlines, clothing, food, shelter placement and medical care. Partners work to support girls in order for them to escape a life of brutality, control and sexual violence. 

Together, with our partners, we have helped reach 1,292 adults and 216 children, providing life-saving resources, emergency services and safe housing. Thanks to improved training initiatives and innovative outreach tactics, outreach workers encountered 49% more sex trafficking victims from 2009 to 2010. These effective models are being replicated in cities around the country, including Chicago and Baltimore.

Shared Hope’s WIN training program helps women in crisis to develop necessary skills and obtain practical job experience. Our nine-month program teaches job skills to previously exploited women, helping them enter/reenter the work force and support themselves and their families. In addition to job skills, women develop personal life skills, build confidence and become self-empowered.

International: Shared Hope International has formed lasting partnerships with local organizations in four global countries to fund programs that offer holistic, long-term care to women and children. Each of these programs offers a survivor-informed model of care that focuses on counseling, empowerment and healing.

Bring Justice: Shared Hope International is working in a number of states to support the development of a legislative framework. These laws assure that the right person is identified as the criminal and penalized in a meaningful way upon conviction... such as forfeiting assets to help fund the restoration of his victims. They also direct that services and safe shelter be provided for the victim

Shared Hope International is a member of seven human trafficking task forces, providing expertise on domestic minor sex trafficking and working to develop response protocols.

Shared Hope International was the initiator and critical partner in the passage of legislation on January 11, 2010, that makes the state of Washington a leader in the fight against child sex trafficking. It brings a comprehensive response to child sex trafficking in four ways:
• Specialized shelter and services
• Eligibility of domestic minor sex trafficking victims for crime victims’ compensation funds
• Increased penalties and fines for buyers and traffickers
• Critical training for both law enforcement and the child welfare agency

Administration: 13%
Fund-raising: 9%
Programs: 78%

• Individuals 69.1%
• Foundations 18.1%
• Churches and Religious Organizations 6.1%
• Corporations / Businesses 5.1%
• Others 1.1%
• Professional Organizations 0.5%
• Government 0.4%
• Educational 0.1%

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