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Valiant Hearts

Igniting hope to end sexual exploitation.

aka Valiant Hearts   |   Southlake, TX   |  www.valianthearts.org

Mission

Valiant Hearts exists to heal, restore, and empower sexually exploited women through compassionate and customized care. We help North Texas women aged 17 and older overcome complex trauma and gain restoration and empowerment as survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, with a particular emphasis on meeting needs in Tarrant County. Our trauma-informed, victim-centered services collectively include outreach to workers in adult-oriented businesses, crisis intervention, case management, peer support groups, licensed professional counseling, mentoring, career and financial counseling, and related support services. Annually, we help more than 550 women overcome complex trauma and gain freedom from sexual exploitation, transforming from victims to survivors.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Janet Lovrien

Main address

Po Box 92511

Southlake, TX 76092 USA

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Formerly known as

We Are Cherished

EIN

32-0348032

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem we are working to address is the modern-day slavery of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
There are 45.8 million slaves today, 22% are sex slaves.

Our programs

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

Valiant Hearts

Valiant Hearts, previously known as We Are Cherished, exists to offer restoration through trauma-informed victim programming for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking in North Texas. We help women age 17 and older from across Tarrant County and surrounding North Texas communities overcome complex trauma and gain restoration and empowerment as survivors. Our services include crisis intervention, case management, peer support groups, individual and group licensed professional counseling, emergency stabilization housing, and related community-based victim services. Valiant Hearts understand that each survivor we serve has individual needs requiring customized, and individualized care. Therefore, we incorporate trauma-informed therapy/counseling, career counseling, life skills development, education on finances, parenting, healthy boundaries, mentoring, and more to help each woman establish her unique path to successful long-term restoration.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Our long-term vision is to eradicate sexual exploitation by offering support, resources, and education to those being impacted by this issue.

We envision a world where women’s lives are changed eternally, igniting hope and transformation in their families and communities. We do this through outreach, support group, customized care, education, and advocacy. We meet tangible needs during outreaches and provide case management to women in our program.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Valiant Hearts

Board of directors
as of 06/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Janet Lovrien

Valiant Hearts

Term: 2023 - 2024

Rev. Jonathon Sawyer

House of Grace Church

Colleen Fenelon

Lakeridge Financial Group

Jill Tuggle

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/2/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data