Destiny Rescue USA, Inc.

Rescuing Children

Fort Wayne, IN   |  destinyrescue.org

Mission

Our mission is to rescue children from sexual exploitation and human trafficking and help them stay free.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Kirk Falconer

Main address

10339 Dawsons Creek Blvd Ste C

Fort Wayne, IN 46825 USA

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EIN

26-2467690

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is estimated that there are over one million children are trapped in sexual exploitation around the world. Destiny Rescue exists to find these children, rescue them from the darkness, and restore their beautiful smiles. Destiny Rescue is fighting to end child sex trafficking.

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?

Rescue, Restore, Reintegrate

Rescue: rescue of children from sex trafficking and other sexually exploitative situations
Restore: provide aftercare including medical care, therapy, education, and vocational training so the children can heal in a safe environment
Reintegrate: return these children to their families or other safe home so they can become vital parts of their communities

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2014

Better Business Bureau 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children rescued by Destiny Rescue from sex trafficking and sexually exploitive situations.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Rescue, Restore, Reintegrate

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Destiny Rescue's vision is to play a leading role in ending the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in our lifetime. The goal is achieved by a two-fold plan of action. Firstly this is to be accomplished by actively searching for, rescuing and ensuring restorative aftercare of children who are trapped in sexually exploitative situations. Second, we work amongst villages, communities and families who are at high risk of their children being trafficked; we offer alternatives such as education and vocational training for the children and income-producing projects for the families.

By starting out with a small goal of 100 children in 2011, we are building the necessary infrastructure to continue to increase rescues through 2030 to reach our goal of 100,000. Each year we plan to open more projects in countries we are already operating in as well as expanding into new countries. We are prioritizing countries where the problem is the most rampant and where government intervention is the least effective.

We have developed working models that can be duplicated within new areas or countries with a minimal amount of modification. We have an ever-expanding force of passionate and skilled staff that allows us to continue growth. We plan to continue to increase our financial support base by expanding the reach in our current funding nations and by launching offices in new countries.

Our donors have been responsible for rescuing 5,802 victims of sexual exploitation and and human trafficking through 2020 including an 18 month old little girl. In both Thailand and the Philippines, we were honored by the anti-trafficking authorities as a “valuable partner” in the war against child trafficking. We have expanded our work and began to rescue children as they were being trafficked across country borders. And perhaps the most exciting part of our work is the growth of our Community Care model for restoring the kids we rescue. This program has been very popular with rescued girls in addition to being effective in empowering them to stay free.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve both the children that we rescue and help restore from sex trafficking and exploitation as well as the donors that support our organization.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    For the children rescued, we have updated our aftercare programs to best fit their needs. We have changed how we do aftercare and what vocational and educational options we offer based upon what the beneficiaries want and need. For our donors we have changed our followup and update information to give the donor what they value most and what allows them to see the impact of their giving.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It allows our beneficiaries and donors to better understand what we do and share the ability with them to shape how we serve them.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Destiny Rescue USA, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tony Kirwan

Destiny Rescue International

Term: 2020 - 2022

Tony Kirwan

Destiny Rescue International

Rod Parker

Carved LLC

Bernard Henriques

CTB, Inc.

Beth Van Der Walt

TIAA

Chris Russell

Community Church of Waterford

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? No
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/17/2021

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