Their mission began in 2015 as a response to the increasing epidemic of sex trafficking in the U.S.
The roots of prostitution and trafficking are often found in severe abuse, loss, and/or neglect. It is these traumatic experiences that make people vulnerable to being trafficked. As they receive these women and children coming out of these horrible situations, they view them as survivors, and offer unconditional love and support without judgment.
Due to the deep-rooted trauma, REHOPE believes the healing and restoration process is a long-term endeavor. Therefore, they provide survivors with individual attention and focused programming that promotes sustainable healing and ongoing support. Only then can these survivors move confidently toward healthy, self-sustained, independent living.
In May 2015, they opened Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, the first 7-acre safe house for adult women survivors. In 2019, they expanded to 17 acres making them the largest residential program in the Midwest. In 2022 they rebranded the organization to REHOPE, which led them to rename their community REHOPE Farms. They provide trauma-informed counseling, life coaching, holistic wellness programs, job training, education, reintegration programs, therapeutic small animal programs, gardening, and spiritual development.
REHOPE Farms also partners with providers for medical and psychological needs. All services are provided free of charge. This includes alcohol and drug treatment programs, mental health services, spiritual and physical care, as well as prescriptions, dental care, and vision care…all in one place. After a survivor graduates from their long-term residential programs and services, they become part of their graduate network. This network provides them life-long access to counseling, education opportunities, spiritual encouragement, and assistance.
Additionally, they saw that survivors were making great strides in their recovery but still had trouble getting a job due to arrest records or gaps in their resumes because they were living on the streets or in captivity. They don’t want anything to hold them back, so they provide the support they need to complete their education, acquire marketable job skills, and have a path towards financial freedom. As a solution, they created REHOPE Market & Cafe, a social enterprise that provided jobs, professional skills training, therapeutic and creative outlets, and a reintegrated platform into the community. RH Market has now transitioned into an online venue that sells merchandise, survivor-made products and the REHOPE coffee blend.
Realizing that 50% of those sex trafficked in the US are minors, mostly the ages of 12-15, and only 600 beds available nationwide, they partnered with Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) in November 2019 and opened REHOPE Youth. As the only organization that accepts boys in the Midwest, this campus provides trauma treatment, education, family reintegration, and advanced, trauma-informed foster/adoptive services. RH Youth serves up to 7 minors (11-17 years of age) at a time.
As a leading advocate for education, REHOPE University, the Center of Excellence in Counter Human Trafficking, brings together a centralized network of professionals from legal, medical, psychological, prevention, social services, business, law enforcement, judicial, and legislative arenas. RH University also provides training for other facilities to be successful as well as leadership development for survivors.
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We are a non-profit that raises money to help fund projects that reach children & women who desperately need rescued from the heinous acts of human trafficking. We also give to the ones who work tirelessly to end this darkness, and help fund our mission trips.