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A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Partner,

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.

Denene Yates
Founder and Executive Director



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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 to arrange a drop-off time and location.

Click here to learn about other in-kind donations that would help our work.


Board Members

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).

Group or Organization Volunteers

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 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.