What We Do
Since its founding, GenerateHope has been a refuge for over 150 women, providing resources to break the tragic cycle of vulnerability. GenerateHope employs 20 staff across three programs, including: an executive director, licensed clinical supervisors, therapists, case managers, a credentialed educator, live-in housing staff, and program and operations support. Over 200 volunteers provide a range of administrative, adjunct therapies, program support, maintenance, and advocacy event support.
GenerateHope’s programs for adult female survivors of sex trafficking are built on the pillars of Safe Housing, Healing, and Education. Long-term housing (up to two years) is provided in a caring and compassionate environment, with 24/7 care provided by residential staff that live in community alongside survivors. Each resident has her own room at GenerateHope, and is living in a family-style environment where each survivor can receive the individual support they need.
In an onsite learning center, GED and college support, tutoring, critical thinking, and career prep are all provided in both a classroom setting and individually. Each survivor receives education support according to their own needs and pace. Areas of study range from writing skills, literature, math and finance, resume building, college preparation, job skills, and more.
Individual and group therapy is provided by licensed psychotherapists, and adjunct therapies support healing from the extreme trauma of the sex trade. Residents receive trauma-informed therapy that is relative to their experiences so that they can heal and move forward from their history of trafficking.
Case Management provides access to social, medical, and community support services. GenerateHope’s care team helps each survivor achieve their goals through community partners so that they can be healthy and successful as they move toward independence.
GenerateHope residents show a marked increase in levels of self esteem based on periodic assessments. Within 6 months, women experience a 29% decrease in levels of both PTSD and depression. Women in our programs achieve an array of accomplishments such as: completing High School GED, entering college, entering the workforce, achieving and maintaining their sobriety, moving into their own apartments, getting their driver’s licenses, and becoming healthy individuals. Three out of four women leave the life of the sex trade for good with the assistance provided at GenerateHope.
GenerateHope approaches the restoration of the survivors of sex trafficking with a long-term, individualized care strategy. We recognize the specific journey and needs of each survivor. Our team works with her to create a plan that will help her discover and achieve her God-given dreams and goals. GenerateHope acknowledges that the healing process takes time and is committed to the long-term care for each woman on this journey.