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 provides jobs, professional skills training, therapeutic and creative outlets, and a reintegrated platform into the community. RH Market & Cafe is a coffee house that also sells survivor-made products.
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
Board of Directors
A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retired, Construction Industry
Born and raised near Kansas City Plaza, Mike has spent almost all of his 48-year career in leadership roles. He retired as Vice President of JE Dunn Construction. With a career in commercial construction, he is gifted with expertise and a network of contacts that extend across all aspects of construction. He is excited to be serving REHOPE and all their upcoming construction needs as they expand.
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.
Dennis Roth, Treasurer
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.