Our mission is to create a safe home for girls, ages 11-17, who are survivors of sex trafficking, and to aid our community in identifying and preventing the sexual abuse and exploitation of minors.
A survivor’s needs do not end at escape. The lack of adequate therapy, support, and a safe place to go puts survivors at imminent risk of being trafficked again. Minor survivors face the additional trauma of being put into foster care or juvenile detention, neither of which provide the specialized care needed for survivors of trafficking. Eighty percent of trafficking survivors are re-trafficked due to the lack of adequate resources to help them. Our mission is to change that statistic by providing long-term housing, traditional therapy, educational programs, and alternative therapy such as equine therapy, art therapy, and music therapy to minor female survivors.
Traffickers target children who are already vulnerable. Vulnerabilities can present in many ways, such as parental neglect, bullying, single parent households, familial abuse, or lack of self-worth.The aim of our programs is to meet the needs of vulnerable children to prevent trafficking, educate the adults around them on how to keep them safe, and support both children and their communities so traffickers will not find vulnerabilities to exploit.
Our vision is to see survivors in our home thrive in creating a new life for themselves and to see the end of sexual exploitation in the DC/MD/VA area.
It is our vision to see our community actively investing in children’s lives through parenting, mentoring, fostering, and adopting. We believe that every child deserves good parents, a happy childhood, and a loving home.
It is our vision to see our community actively protecting children from predators, both in person and online. We believe that those who are able to identify evil are more likely to be able to prevent it.
It is our vision is to see families and trafficking victims free from the devastating effects of pornography. We believe that true societal growth can only be achieved when men protect women and children.
Our Core Values
Everyone has been through some sort of difficulty or trauma in life. We come together in the realization that what has happened to many survivors is more than we could ever imagine, and we support them in their healing and growth. We do not approach survivors from a savior mentality, knowing we can better identify with the rescued than the rescuer. Our goal is to come alongside them and offer the comfort that God has offered to us.
Because trauma affects every part of a person, our desire is to offer comprehensive care. Therapy will be provided for the body, soul, and spirit. Each survivor will receive an individualized plan of care based on her needs. Girls will be able to access trauma-informed and strengths-based therapy, a private education, spiritual support, independent living skills, and community connections. Our desire is to see each survivor in our home heal and grow holistically.
We desire to aid our community to see the signs of trafficking in order to prevent more evil. We believe that our children are the future and they are precious. We strive to support our community in growing in knowledge and compassion as we work together to eradicate this evil. Trafficking is not a problem that can be solved by one organization or multiple organizations, but is one that can be eradicated by a community working together.
We work together with other organizations with similar values and goals in order to help ensure that no survivor slips through the cracks and each survivor receives the best care possible. Each organization specializes in its own area, and we do our best by working together to help survivors and our community.
We believe that true religion does not consist in pious words, but in loving deeds that come from faith and are empowered by grace. We believe that our own love overflows from Christ and his sacrifice for us. We therefore attempt to demonstrate that love to others, especially to those who are oppressed and vulnerable. We also understand that trafficking is caused by demand and by greed, both of which are sin. The answer is cultural renewal through the gospel of Christ, carried out by the followers of Christ.
Our director, also an artist, painted the logo in watercolor herself and a wonderful graphic designer created the vector images for it.
Both the colors and shapes have specific meanings. Blue represents peace, and green represents healing, while yellow represents joy and happiness.
The path winds up to the house, showing the difficult path survivors have had to travel to reach it, but is yellow, demonstrating that healing and happiness are possible. The sunlight pours through the house from the sun behind it, representing Christ as we follow Him and try to share His love with those in our care.
The trees on each side of the house and the stream on each side of the path refer to the trees and stream in the book of Revelation, where John writes, "On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Revelation 22:2).
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. –2 Corinthians 1:3-4