Human Services

TREASURES MINISTRIES

aka Treasures   |   Sherman Oaks, CA   |  www.iamatreasure.com

Mission

MISSION: REACH, RESTORE, AND EQUIP WOMEN IN THE SEX INDUSTRY AND VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING TO LIVE HEALTHY, FLOURISHING LIVES, AND TRAIN OTHERS TO DO THE SAME ACROSS THE GLOBE. We have trained and developed outreaches to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking in over 100 cities on six continents.

Ruling year info

2006

Founder & Executive Director

Harmony (Dust) Grillo

Main address

P.O. Box 5311

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413 USA

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EIN

20-3596433

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

OUTREACH

Each year, the Treasures team reaches 5,000-women working in strip clubs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. We give them gift bags filled with cosmetics, jewelry and the simple message that they are loved, valued and purposed, and that support is available to them. We bring this same message of hope to HIV Testing centers for women in porn and also to commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) during our outreaches in juvenile detention centers in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Population(s) Served
Females
General/Unspecified
Budget
$74,106

MENTORING
The Care Team provides peer mentoring, encouragement, and a listening ear as women share their life experiences and current struggles.

SUPPORT GROUP
Treasures offers a therapist-led support group for women who are, or have been, in the sex industry. This is a safe place where women can experience peer support, community, and an opportunity for healing and restoration.

CARE PACKAGES
Each woman who contacts Treasures receives an individualized care package, including books and resources, intended to inspire her in her faith and healing.

RETREATS
Our care retreats, led by a spiritual formation director, provide opportunities for women to connect with God and each other on a deeper level, in a safe, caring environment.

CONNECT EVENTS
Throughout the year, Treasures hosts “connect events” ranging from movie night to karaoke to Thanksgiving dinner. These events allow the women to connect in with our team and each other in a safe social environment in order to facilitate healthy community.

Population(s) Served
Budget
$70,541

Our goal is to train, equip and mobilize outreach leaders in every major city on the globe where the commercial sex industry is operating.

Through our Global Sex Industry Outreach and Care Training Program we are committed to equipping leaders to develop strong, grassroots, effective outreaches to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking in their cities

Population(s) Served
Budget
$77,848

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Association of Social Workers 2007

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our organizational goals are two fold:<br/><br/>1. Seeing women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking reached, restored and equipped to live healthy lives.<br/><br/>2. Training others to develop strong, sustainable outreaches across the globe.

We are a volunteer-driven organization. We currently have 3 FT staff and over 400 volunteers. Our strategy includes recruiting, training and developing quality volunteers to help oversee and serve in our programs.<br/><br/>Our strategy also includes working to provide quality services based on biblical and clinical principles with a focus on "caring for the one". <br/><br/>Furthermore, we expand our reach by developing supporters and community partners through education and awareness efforts. <br/><br/>And finally, we believe in the power of partnership and have spent 12 years developing a strong network of relationships with other organizations across the globe in order to provide services for the women. Our comprehensive online resource directory reflects this value.

We have a large group of well-trained, talented, and committed volunteers that help us to reach our organizations goals. Volunteers are the heart and backbone of this organization and without them, we wouldn't exist. Our volunteers are responsible for everything from working one on one with women through our care program, to planning and hosting events, to leading and serving on outreaches, to managing and executing in-office projects.<br/><br/>Furthermore, our Executive and Advisory Boards are made up of a diverse and skilled group of people dedicated to the vision of Treasures and seeing the organization thrive. <br/><br/>We recently began seeking grant funding and hope to increase our capacity through grant funding. Otherwise, we are fully funded by individual donors and a handful of Churches and organizations. Our organization is not dependent on the benevolence of a handful of major donors. This broad group of committed supporters has helped us achieve and maintain a solid financial foundation and increased sustainability.

We are able to track our progress by the following: <br/><br/>-Qualitative Data (Stories of women whose lives have been changed)<br/>-The number of women who contact us for support<br/>-The number of women who receive care from our care team<br/>-The number of women who request and receive care packages<br/>-The number of women who attend support group and other events

Over the past 12 years, we have managed to accomplish all of our short-term goals including developing the following: a support group, a care team, curriculum designed to enable others to lead support groups, a comprehensive training program to help others launch outreaches in their cities and a variety of other programs and projects. <br/><br/>To date, we have not accomplished: <br/>-A transitional housing program <br/>-A fully developed demand-side initiative aimed at securing fundraising through a restitution fund. (To be developed by Men 4 Treasures, our male volunteer force)<br/>-An internship program<br/>-Hiring a FT volunteer director dedicated to volunteer recruitment, care and development.<br/>-Hiring a FT development director

Financials

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TREASURES MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Dodgen

Roe Dodgen

Biola University

Ashely Abercrombie

Bedrock Creek

Terry Coon

Dina Haddad, Esq., LL.M.

Family First Mediation

Alex Jones-Moreno

Oasis Church

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Social Services, Care, Advocacy, Outreach, Victims of Sexual Exploitation, Victims of Sex Trafficking, Commercial Sex Industry