About

OUR MISSION

Home of Hope Texas was established to provide a place of refuge and safety for adolescent victims of human trafficking. We exist to provide long term care, rehabilitation, and healing for victims of modern-day-slavery and sexual abuse.

Home of Hope Texas was established to provide a place of refuge and safety for adolescent victims of human trafficking. We exist to provide long term care, rehabilitation, and healing for victims of modern-day-slavery and sexual abuse.

Brief History

Home of Hope was established in 2008 as an organization dedicated to help fight adolescent human trafficking in the U.S. Since it’s inception, the organization has been actively involved in raising public awareness and acquiring adequate facilities to provide long term aftercare. Becoming educated on the issues of human trafficking, as well as the needs of adolescent victims, is also a priority. Additional areas of involvement include: lobbying for Federal and State legislature to create laws that protect minors, participating in local task force efforts, and working with local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Program Description

Program Goals:

Through an extensive program of care, counseling, medical, therapy and education, our goal is for children to be restored, function in society, and mature into successful adults.

Objectives:

  • Professional counseling
  • Various forms of therapy
  • Medical attention
  • Individual care from trained staff
  • Onsite TEA approved education
  • Life skills
  • Abuse awareness and guidance
  • Reunite children with their family if possible
  • College/Career prep

Target Population:

Adolescents between the ages of 8 and 18.

Staffing

If you are interested in applying for a staff position with Home of Hope, please contact us at: info@homeofhopetexas.org

 

FAQ

  • A:   Each victim has a different story. Many of the domestic cases involve children who come from poor or no family support; foster children, runaways, abusive homes, ect. These children are the highest “at risk” group in our nation. Some girls are lured or kidnapped right off the street or in a public place such as a shopping mall, street market, or playgrounds. In international cases, victims will go with a trafficker to escape poverty, believing in the promise of a better life and a job. In under-developed countries, some poor families sell their daughters for money, believing that the girls will be given a better life in the city and that the money paid for them is a “sign-on-bonus” of sorts.

  • A:   After a victim is rescued, they are often taken to a short-term care clinic where they receive immediate medical attention and care. If the victim is a minor and the court system determines there is no safe family members to reunite them with, they are then placed into a long-term care facility such as Home of Hope. In a long-term care facility, the victim will receive ongoing counseling, love and the care needed to help them recover from PTSS (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) a mental condition often found in victims. At Home of Hope, victims also receive various forms of therapy, TEA approved education, general medical care, life skills training and college/career prep.

  • A:  Home of Hope is not a rescue or abolition organization. We work very closely with the FBI, ICE, Federal and Local Law Enforcement, and the Court Systems. Children are placed in Home of Hope by the court system or government placing agency and they become a ward of Home of Hope-Texas.

  • A:   Home of Hope-Texas is for adolescents only. The age range is from 8-18 years old. We also offer transitional home facilities from the age of 18-23 for children who have been residents. This allows the girls an opportunity to attend college or acquire work skills and experience before having to live on their own.

  • A:   The length of stay depends on each individual child and case. In general we aim to keep a child for a minimum of 12 months to ensure adequate recovery and sustained success. The goal is to fully provide for each child’s individual needs and either reconnect them with their families or find permanent residence for them.

  • A:   For the safety and ambiguity of the girls we serve, we do not provide sponsorship opportunities for specific girls. These girls have been exploited most of their lives and we aim to preserve their dignity in whatever way we can, as well as protect them from their past. Releasing photos or allowing correspondence can be very dangerous to the former victim because human traffickers may still be looking for the child. However, your generous donations do help support the needs of all of the girls.

     
  • A:   You can make a difference for young victims of sexual slavery in 3 ways: Donating Money, Prayer, and Volunteering in Fund Raising Events or Building Projects. It takes a lot of money to operate a home of this nature, but we believe that God cares about these young girls and He will place on the hearts of many the desire to partner with us. Prayer is also a very important part of your support. The need to cover the girls and the ministry of Home of Hope in prayer on a daily basis is vital to our success. Without God’s impact in the victims lives, our efforts will be minimized. For other opportunities to serve in fundraisers or building projects, you can contact us at: info@homeofhopetexas.com