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A Message from our Executive Director
All of us at Safe House of Hope are thankful for your love and support throughout 2016 – a year that brought many changes and challenges. I have returned from my traveling sabbatical and resumed my position on the board of directors.
The fire at 4710 Curtis Ave destroyed the building and our South Baltimore drop-in center, but it did not change our mission or our hope. We are still going out weekly to conduct outreach over the internet and on the streets. We are meeting with clients by appointment and the talk-line is still answering calls. We have formed a drop-in center committee with the task of finding a new space to rent so that we can resume drop-in services. We hope to partner for emergency housing and are currently referring clients to other human trafficking and community organizations. We would love to see you and hear your thoughts and ideas for 2017.
Founder and Executive Director
The Safe House of Hope street outreach team conducts outreach to victims of human trafficking on the streets of Baltimore City. Each year, our team has between 500 and 900 interactions with individuals on the streets, the vast majority of whom are under the control of a trafficker. On the front-lines, our team members speak with victims and offer hope for change.
Join us for 12 hours of training over 3 days, in which we will take an in-depth look at domestic human trafficking in Baltimore City and the U.S., and learn how to safely and effectively reach victims as part of the street outreach team.
TRAINING FEE: The cost of attendance is to bring one box/bag of individually packaged snacks that can be distributed on street outreach.
Suggested Snack Items: Granola bars, Nutri-grain bars, Toastchee crackers, Oatmeal Creme Pies, Hershey’s variety pack, Goldfish cracker packs, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Nabisco Cookie Variety Packs, Capri Sun drinks.
Our friends at Maryland Stop Modern-day Slavery (MSMDS) have created a convenient chart to track the status of proposed anti-trafficking legislation in Maryland. Check it out here to see how you can work for stronger laws in Maryland.
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal – either a single, one-time donation, or select the recurring monthly payment option to support our mission throughout the year.
Visit our AMAZON WISHLIST to quickly and easily purchase snacks/supplies for our street outreach teams to distribute to victims of sex trafficking in Baltimore City. Items can be delivered directly to Safe House of Hope for a hassle-free donation.
In-Kind Donations needed for Street Outreach include individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, candy, crackers, etc), travel size hand sanitizer, hand warmers, and winter accessories (gloves, hats, scarves). Please e-mail Theresa at TheresaSHOH@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off time and location.
Click here to learn about other in-kind donations that would help our work.
Safe House of Hope is seeking individuals to join the board of directors. We are currently in need of a Treasurer and we would also benefit from the expertise of individuals with experience in housing and social work. Each board member is required to provide updates and/or reports to the entire board at each board meeting. Each member of the board must also head a committee. If you have a heart for our clients and possess these or other skills that you believe would be beneficial to accomplishing our mission, please download the Board Member Application. Submit your completed application via e-mail (details in application) or bring with you to the next open board meeting (held the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – see calendar).
Interested in a group project for your church or organization? Do you have a desire to help our efforts and learn more about human trafficking? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a volunteer date. We are also seeking a Coordinator of Faith-Based Relations to help us engage with and maintain relationships with local churches and religious entities.