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A Message from our Executive Director
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 welcome your support of our mission.
Denene Yates, Founder and Executive Director
Rights4Girls has launched an online campaign asking for media outlets to stop the use of the word “child prostitute.” Rights4Girls states that “Simply put, there is no such thing as a child prostitute. There is no difference between paying to rape a child and raping a child; all victims of child sex abuse should be treated the same way.”
The New Abolitionists is a campaign that “teaches that slavery is neither a historical artifact nor something confided to distant lands,” and centers on photographs of modern day “new Abolitionists.” Like the Abolitionists of the 19th century, the New Abolitionists are dedicated to the protection and empowerment of trafficked people.
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.
End Slavery Now’s Slave-free Buying Guide for responsible shopping.
End Slavery Now also has an Action Library with a variety of things you can do.
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.