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ABOUT REHOPE

We are a faith-based 501(c)3 providing housing, treatment, and lifelong sustainment services for women and children victims of human trafficking.

Our Story

REHOPE, formerly known as Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, began its mission 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 we receive these women and children coming out of these horrible situations, we view them as survivors, and we 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, we 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, we opened Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, the first 7-acre safe house for adult women survivors. In 2019, we expanded to 17 acres making us the largest residential program in the Midwest. In 2022 we rebranded the organization to REHOPE, which led us to rename our community REHOPE Farms. We 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 partner 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 our long-term residential programs and services, they become part of our graduate network. This network provides them life-long access to counseling, education opportunities, spiritual encouragement, and assistance.

 

Additionally, we 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. We don’t want anything to hold them back, so we provide the support they need to complete their education, acquire marketable job skills, and have a path towards financial freedom. As a solution, we 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, we 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. 

 

REHOPE is on a mission to double our adult bed capacity from 18 to 35 in 2023, and double our capacity for girls and boys from 7 to 14 in 2023.  

Meet  the Team

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Jason Alvis

Chief Executive Officer

 

ROXIE LLOYD REHOPE DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Roxie Loyd

Chief Program Officer

 

Donna Davis REHOPE

Donna Davis

RH Farms Program Manager

& Clinical Manager

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Jennifer Hutton

Executive Administrator

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Mary Helm

Crisis Stabilization Program Manager

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Olivia Laxton

Case Manager

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Judy Sifuentes

Operations and Social Enterprise Manager

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Dr. Rodney Hammer

Founder

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Dr. Kandice Jackson

Clinical Leader

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Kelly Madaris

Case Manager

Board of Directors

A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD

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Becky Moyer, Chairwoman of the Board

Moyer & DesCombes Insurance Agency

Becky Moyer, co-owner of Moyer & DesCombes Insurance Agency, is a ministry insurance specialist with extensive expertise and experience working specifically with houses of worship and non-profits.  Becky graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College with degrees in communication, public relations, and psychology.  A pastor’s daughter and a lifetime of serving in her local church, she serves on the board for REHOPE out of a passion and belief that every person is created in the image of God and should be able to live free from exploitation and bondage.

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Gregory Boll, Vice Chairman
Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association

 

Gregg Boll is one of the founding board members of REHOPE.   He has served in various roles on the board including planting the garden each year, canning salsa with the program participants, doing general maintenance, leading the personnel sub-committee, and overseeing the renovation of the Home for Minors and the REHOPE Coffee & Market.  Gregg is Associate Director of Missions for Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association which serves a network of 140 Southern Baptist churches in Jackson and Cass Counties. Prior to joining BRKC, he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Crane, Missouri for 15 years. Gregg holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Missouri Southern and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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Dr. Alisa Henley, Secretary
The Sunshine Organization

 

Dr. Alisa J. Henley, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur whom God uses to teach, empower, and encourage believers from all walks of life to ignite their vision.  She founded The Sunshine Organization, which focuses on creating, growing, and strengthening healthier faith-based organizations. She serves as a trustee on several national boards and teaches leadership classes for Global Grace Seminary. Earning a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, she has authored five books including Catch The Vision, Stay the Course and Find It. Follow It. Finish It., 12 Mindset Shifts to Ignite Your Vision.

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Dennis Roth, Treasurer

Dennis Roth is the co-owner and manager of Roth Grains and Montrose Grain.  The two companies combined have four grain elevator locations in west central Missouri serving the agricultural community by purchasing grain from farmers and shipping it to end users in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. Dennis is part of the fourth generation of a five generation family farm that recently celebrated its 100th year on the original farmstead.  The farm is located just east of Harrisonville Mo and is adjacent to ReHope farms.

 

Dennis served in vocational ministry for 13 years as Director of Campus Operations at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and COO of the Kansas City affiliate of the National Christian Foundation.  Dennis is passionate about international missions having lead over 30 groups to Canada, Asia, East and West Africa. Specifically in Togo, West Africa he has worked with local pastors to start three churches, partnered with Manna Worldwide to dig fresh water wells, started a health clinic in a rural area, and is consistantly providing proper nutrition for over 100 children.  

 

Dennis has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri and earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for his project on Theological Education for rural pastors in West Africa.

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Rodler (Rick) Morris

Morris, Nelson & Associates

Rick Morris, PhD, is Co-Founder and President of Morris, Nelson, & Associates (MNA) in Leavenworth, Kansas.  A former college professor, he had a long career in the Army and Air Force Civil Service working at Fort Leavenworth, in the Pentagon, and on the Southwest Border. He held positions such as Command Historian, Program Manager Army Lessons Learned, Chief Knowledge Integrator of the US Army, and Director of Joint Interagency Collaboration on the southern border and approaches.  After nearly 30 years of developing and leading integrated, interdisciplinary innovation, learning, and knowledge capabilities for some of the world’s largest enterprises, Rick now leads the MNA innovation practice.

Using creative teams, Rick designed and successfully applied breakthrough information technology, processes, structures, leader development, and facilitation approaches.  Over their life cycle, these applied innovations have saved many lives and billions of dollars and helped create highly significant new sources of value, including transnational approaches to war and crime fighting.

 

His current focus is on innovative approaches to countering human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.  MNA is a member of the KC Collaborative Against Sexual Exploitation (KC CASE) and several national organizations fighting sex and labor slavery. MNA and Morris support the emerging heartland vision promoted by the Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, KC CASE, and their network partners, to eradicate human trafficking and its causes while restoring all victims.  Morris joined the Board of Directors of REHOPE in January 2019 and advises on strategy, plans, operations, and partnerships.

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Jerry Rose
Retired FBI Agent and Volunteer

 

A retired FBI Agent, Jerry relocated to Kansas City with his wife Jan, in 2014.  He worships at Christ Community Church-Leawood Campus where he is active in the Church’s community outreach program.  Jerry spends time mentoring men who are recently released from the criminal justice system as well as young adults who seek a career in the skilled trades.  He also serves as a board member for CornerStone Enterprises, Ltd., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young adults.  Jerry and Jan have been married for 34 years.  They are extremely active in the life of their great granddaughter Skylar.

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Dr. John Lewis, Jr.
Second Missionary Baptist Church

 

Bishop John Lewis, Jr. Ph.D. serves as the Bishop and Senior Pastor of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Grandview, Missouri. He started his college journey at Georgia Southern University and continued to Hampton University Minister’s Institute. He has also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, a Master’s Degree in Divinity, and a Doctoral Degree in Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary.

His kingdom principles extend beyond the pulpit and into our communities as an entrepreneur. He is the recipient of the Georgia Southern University’s Image Award for Spiritual Outreach. As the founder of BJL Ministries and KMP Kingdom Coaching and Branding, he empowers all to “Embrace the Power to Be” the best version of themselves. As a “Solutionologist”, he empowers others to find their niche in life and become debt-free of student loans.

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Steve Cox

Steve founded Providence Financial Advisors, LLC to provide individual clients and small business the same level of investment management services and financial planning process enjoyed by larger institutional investors. He observed that technology and product development within the financial industry allowed individuals the same access to many of the same investment disciplines that his institutional clients were utilizing. Since founding the firm, Steve has the pleasure of working with variety of clients, helping them achieve their financial goals.

Steve has over 22 years experience in the investment business. Prior to founding Providence Financial Advisors, LLC, he was a partner in a global investment management firm, representing multiple investment disciplines to clients and investment consultants. Before joining this organization, he was a Vice President and Consultant for a national investment consulting organization. He was responsible for helping clients develop investment policy, asset allocation strategy, conducting investment manager searches and monitoring investment progress.

 

Steve earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1996. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Kansas City Society of Financial Analyst. Steve is also a founding member of Kingdom Advisors. He serves on the board of The Hope Network and the Finance Committee of the National Christian Foundation Heartland.

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Lorraine Potter Zechmann

Lorraine Potter Zechmann spent most of her career in mid and high tech marketing with stints as a professor, consultant, and, most recently, President and CEO of Stonecroft Ministries (an evangelistic outreach for women). Lorraine currently lives in Idaho with her husband Bill, having emigrated from Kansas, where she served as a volunteer with ReHope. Lorraine received her BS from Duke University and her MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Derek Zitko

Derek Zitko currently serves as the Change Realization Manager at the Mosaic Company in Tampa, Florida, where he has worked in Continuous Improvement and Operations since 2015. Prior to Mosaic, LTC(R) Zitko served 21 years with the United States Army in various leadership positions in Germany, South Korea and throughout the United States and including multiple deployments to the Balkans and the Middle East.

Derek has had a life-long passion for the welfare of people - those created in God’s image. Upon retirement from the Army, Derek and his wife, Dawn, began fostering children and continue as foster parents today.  They have been blessed by more than 20 children joining their family for various periods of time and have adopted 4 children from the system of care. In addition to leading his church’s high school youth group, Derek volunteers with the Hillsborough Impact and Barrington Middle School Unite programs, where he facilitates and instructs at schools throughout the county.  As for his support to ReHope, Derek says “Treating people as a commodity is a redline – may God help us restore His children.”

Derek, Dawn and their 8 children live in Lithia, where the preponderance of free time is filled with Jesus, soccer games, gymnastics, spontaneous dance parties. laughter and love.  

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Karen Finke

Karen Finke received her Certificates in Women's Ministry and Advanced Women's Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and served as the Women's Ministry Director of Noland Road Baptist Church (now The Gathering Baptist Church) from 1995-2001. For twelve years she worked for LifeWay Christian Resources training women throughout the country to minister within their churches. She has also been a retreat and event speaker.

 

She currently leads the Women's Ministry vision team at her home church, The Gathering  Baptist, and continues to teach a women's Sunday morning Bible class she began 35 years ago. Karen is a retired interior designer. She is wife to Ron, mother to Greg (Mindi), Joe (Whitney) and Elizabeth (Conor), and a busy "Grammy" to 10 grandchildren.

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