New Horizons House

Hope, Dignity, Restoration

Littleton, CO   |  www.newhorizonshouse.org

Mission

New Horizons' mission is to provide holistic restoration to survivors of sex trafficking and abuse and empower them to re-enter mainstream society with dignity and hope. Our residential facility provides trauma counseling, medical care, education and vocational training to girls aged 12-18.

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New Horizons' mission is to provide holistic restoration to survivors of sex trafficking and abuse and empower them to re-enter mainstream society with dignity and hope. Our residential facility provides trauma counseling, medical care, education and vocational training to girls aged 12-18.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO / President

Mr. Jonathan Spencer

Vice-President

Mr. Steve Curtis

Main address

P.O. Box 620083

Littleton, CO 80162 USA

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EIN

46-3904608

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are more individuals enslaved today than at any time in human history. An average slave in the American South in 1850 cost the equivalent of $40,000 in today’s money; today the average cost of a slave is less than $90 (FreeTheSlaves.net). An estimated 400,000 people have been trafficked from the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh including 1,200 children in 4 red-light districts (Times of India, 3/15/18). The majority of these children are girls who have minimal education and/or life skills and, as a result, usually end up back in the sex trade in order to survive. New Horizons House was established to provide holistic aftercare services for girls which will allow them to re-enter mainstream society with dignity and hope.

Our programs

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

Holistic after-care

New Horizons’ residential aftercare facility in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh provides comprehensive restorative and rehabilitative services for girls aged 12-18 who have been survived human trafficking and sexual abuse. Holistic services include medical care, trauma counseling, education and vocational training.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

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

Number of children served

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

Women and girls, Adolescents, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Holistic after-care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New Horizons has established a holistic residential aftercare facility in India. Our home provides education opportunities, trauma care/counseling and vocational training for girls 12-18 years of age.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

New Horizons goal is to provide high-quality, restoration and rehabilitative services to survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse in a residential setting and to allow them to re-enter mainstream society with dignity and hope. These holistic services typically include medical care, trauma counseling, education and vocational training.

Organizations involved in undercover rescue operations work together with local police authorities to rescue underage victims who are being held against their will and forced to work in brothels, dance bars, and other businesses that offer sex for money. When a sting operation is successfully executed, the rescued girls are taken to a government holding facility where a decision is made regarding the welfare of each child. The Indian Ministry of Women and Child Development's Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) and Child Welfare Committee (CWC) determine whether an aftercare home meets the necessary requirements to care for children who will be released into their care. When New Horizons has been established as a qualified aftercare home by both ICPS and CWC, we will become the legal guardian for minor girls (ages 12-16) who need a safe place to rebuild their lives.

Upon arrival, each girl will go through an intake process and then receive long-term, personalized restorative and rehabilitative care which will include (but is not necessarily limited to) the following elements:

• Medical treatment (including physical exams and vaccinations) administered and overseen by a licensed physician
• Psychological assessment administered by a licensed mental health worker (e.g., psychologist, social worker, etc.).
• Individual Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
• Group therapy
• Recreational therapy (e.g., dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy, etc.).
• Basic educational curriculum conducted by certified teachers
• Life-skills training (e.g., conflict resolution, basic financial skills, cooking, transportation, women's health & hygiene, nutrition, etc.) provided by one or more “house-mothers"
• Vocational training (e.g., tailoring, medical assistant, IT, etc.)
• Recreation and “free" time (including staff-led field trips and outings)
• Other opportunities for spiritual and emotional development

New Horizons will deliver the aftercare services through a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Helping Hands Social Action Society (Helping Hands), a registered Indian entity authorized to receive foreign funds. The formal Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) was signed by New Horizons and Helping Hands on July 31, 2014.

Several of New Horizons' Board members have had a long-term working relationship with members of Helping Hands' Board of Directors. For more than a decade they have worked together to implement a multi-faceted outreach / social welfare program providing educational services, vocational training and medical services in Andhra Pradesh through a separate NGO.

The joint venture capitalizes on our existing relationships and allow New Horizons to provide efficient, comprehensive restorative and rehabilitative services for minor girls using local, culturally relevant resources.

Under the terms of the JVA, New Horizons is responsible for:

• the overall direction, development and management of the Program and the facility, in collaboration with Helping Hands;
• facilitating the financing of the Joint Venture and the operation of the facility, through its own fundraising efforts;
• handling media and public relations inquiries and communications, in collaboration with Helping Hands; and
• supporting Helping Hands in answering any inquiries from the Government of India or its' local jurisdictions.

Under the terms of the JVA, Helping Hands is responsible for:

• identifying suitable properties for the construction of the facility, and actively participating in the negotiation and acquisition of the land, under the direction of New Horizons;
• developing architectural plans for the facility, which shall be submitted to New Horizons for approval and consent;
• meeting all Legal Requirements and file all regulatory applications with Governmental Authorities in India, under the supervision of and with the support of New Horizons; and
• managing and operating the facility in accordance with the terms of the New Horizons Program documents and applicable law.

From 2013 - 2017 we raised over $500,000 to purchase a 2.3 acre parcel in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh and to construct a state-of-the art dormitory, administration building and staff housing.

In 2018 we obtained our operating license from the Indian government, hired and trained our initial staff members and received our first girls.

We are currently at capacity (46 girls) and are in the process of planning for the construction of a second dormitory which will house up to additional 80 girls.

Financials

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New Horizons House

Board of directors
as of 9/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jonathan Spencer

Mike Graves

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Steve Curtis

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Christie Spencer

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Timothy Hillmer

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Andrew Smolen

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Margo Parks

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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? Not applicable
  • 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

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Disability

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