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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.
ALL THREE TRAINING DAYS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN STREET OUTREACH
Thursday, February 23 (6pm – 10pm)
Friday, February 24 (6pm – 10pm)
Saturday, February 25 (10am – 2pm)
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.
TRAINING LOCATION: First Baptist Brooklyn, 3801 5th St, Baltimore, MD 21225
How You Can Help
On the afternoon of Friday November 4th, the Safe House of Hope drop-in center was destroyed by fire. We are thankful that no one was injured. As we regroup and plan for 2017, we continue to need volunteers to help us carry out our mission. Our Treasurer and Secretary have recently retired from their positions on the board of directors due to increased professional obligations that demand more of their time. If you or someone you know has gifting and/or interest in one of these areas, please send us a completed Board Member Application and plan to join us for our next open board meeting on Monday January 9th. We are also seeking a Coordinator of Faith-Based Relations to help us engage with and maintain relationships with local churches and religious entities.
We are also collecting donations to continue street outreach. Items needed: 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.
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.
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