Kansas City, Missouri— This week, REHOPE was awarded a Gold level of certification from the national Safe House Certification, provided by Safe House Project.
REHOPE is a Missouri based residential program providing therapeutic and restorative services to survivors of trafficking through the program’s two phase continuum of care.
Through a six-stage certification process, REHOPE’s long-term, and transitional residential programs were evaluated against established standards for management, governance, financials, and operations. Final certification was determined by a third-party review board comprised of industry experts.
According to Safe House Project, safe homes awarded a Gold certification have demonstrated their success in providing ethical, safe, therapeutic, well resourced, and sustainable residential programming to survivors while meeting and exceeding best-practices in survivor care as established through empirical research and survivor input.
Alia Dewees, a member of the site visit review team for Safe House Certification praised the program. “ As a survivor of sex trafficking, I was overjoyed by the level of care and commitment REHOPE provides to the survivors they serve.” said Dewees.
“It is clear that REHOPE is dedicated to continuing to serve each survivor they encounter not just during the time they will live in their program but throughout their lifespan. Their commitment to continual improvement and implementation of emerging best practices is truly inspiring. ”
Kristi Wells, CEO of Safe House Project stated, “Exceptional programs like REHOPE are needed in the national anti-trafficking field. Their dedication to excellence and survivor care leads the way in Missouri as a critical component in the states response to human trafficking.” Wells went on that “As a Gold Certificatied program, not only can donors feel confident that REHOPE is meeting best practices as they evaluate ongoing support, but survivors seeking placement can feel confident that this is a program that will meet every need they have along their healing journey”
About Safe House Project
Safe House Project (501c3) is a nonprofit combatting domestic sex trafficking by increasing victim identification of trafficked individuals through survivor-informed training, supporting victims in their escape, and increasing the number of restorative care opportunities for child trafficking victims. To learn more about Safe House Project visit www.safehouseproject.org.
REHOPE is a non-profit, faith based organization providing specialized long-term housing and transitional housing for women who have escaped human trafficking.They host a 17-acre farm and campus for women survivors with long-term housing, trauma therapy, healing programs, education services, job preparation, reintegration services, and lifelong support.