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Mirror Ministries

Reflecting the grace of God to victims and survivors of sex trafficking

Richland, WA   |  www.mirror-ministries.org

Mission

Mirror Ministries' mission is to respond to domestic sex trafficking with the love of Christ through local education, intervention, restoration, and aftercare. Our vision is to see local victims of sex trafficking become survivors who have hope, healing, and restoration. Survivor Services is our main focus. We provide non-residential aftercare services for victims and survivors of sex trafficking in our community. We are in strategic planning for a Restoration Home for Minor Girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Mrs. Tricia MacFarlan

Main address

PO Box 400

Richland, WA 99352 USA

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EIN

47-2596483

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sex trafficking victims are hidden in plain sight, they are crying our for help and waiting for someone to see them, someone to care, someone to offer hope. Previously there has not been a place where sex trafficking victims could come together for Support Groups and specific therapeutic services to help them in their healing process. The healing process for a sex trafficking victim can be long and complex. They need intensive case management and programs that are specifically designed with their extreme complex trauma in mind. They need to start therapy right away, they can't afford to wait. Without this specific care victims often end up back in the hands of traffickers. The rescue is not enough, they have not broken free of the bonds of the trauma, manipulation and threats. These highly vulnerable victims need a place they can feel safe, a place that understands their needs and issues, a place where they can find hope and support from others that have been through similar trauma.

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?

SUDS (Stopping Underage Domestic Sex-trafficking)

SUDS (Stopping Underage Domestic Sex trafficking) is a project of Mirror Ministries. This project is an outreach to the local hospitality industry and to the boys and girls who are being exploited at these locations. We know that hospitality companies value quality care, service, and safety - which is why we want to partner with them to eradicate sex trafficking from their hotels. During our annual SUDS outreach, teams of volunteers take the following items to area hotels and motels:
- Posters of missing children
- Training for hospitality staff
- Brochures with sex trafficking information for hotel guests
- Laminated cards with signs of sex trafficking for Front Desk & housekeeping staff
- Bars of soap labeled with the National Trafficking Hotline (1-888-3737-888) and Mirror Ministries local hotline (509)212-9995

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people

Survivor Services is our main focus. We provide non-residential aftercare services at the Mirror Ministries Outreach Center for victims and survivors of sex trafficking in our community. Our sex-trafficking specialist advocates partner with other agencies, schools, community groups, and businesses to bring earlier identification of victims, intervene with hope and resources, and walk alongside each victim on their long road of restoration. Advocates connect clients with resources for their individual needs. Mirror offers Art and Music Therapy groups, survivor support groups, mentors, counseling, cooking, employment/education assistance, and independent living skills. We have a wonderful base of volunteers that support the extended outreach, intervention, and restoration for local victims and survivors.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Sex workers

A restoration home for minor girls that have been commercially sexually exploited (sex-trafficked).
Esther's Home is a place where a girl can feel safe, loved, and accepted as she receives wraparound holistic therapeutic care for the extreme-complex trauma that she has been through. The program coordinates a continuum of care, including therapy, education, and life skills classes, designed to foster holistic change in the life of each survivor. This care provides strengths-based, trauma-focused care and seeks to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of each survivor as she works toward healing. Esther's Home is on 20.5 acres in rural farmland with horses for Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy on-site. Plenty of space to grow, learn, and play.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance 2019

National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance 2020

National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance 2021

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 new clients within the past 12 months

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

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Survivor Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Assessments on people who have been victimized by sex trafficking and Therapeutic services offered to all.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Mirror Ministries' mission is to respond to domestic minor sex trafficking with the love of Christ through local education, intervention, restoration, and aftercare. Through education we hope to prevent more victims, and through local outreach we seek to intervene earlier for those already being victimized. Mirror Ministries is reaching out to find those being commercially exploited and offer them hope. Through our client advocates and therapeutic services, our vision is to see local victims of sex trafficking become survivors who have hope, healing, and restoration. We aim to help each victim regain power over their own life and dreams, to set and reach goals.
We envision each survivor being able to look in the Mirror and see reflected back a person of inherent dignity, value, and worth.

Mirror Ministries offers outreach to those hidden victims online, on the street, and through local schools, law enforcement and partner agencies. We bring education and awareness to our community to prevent more victims and have earlier identification of those already being victimized. We offer a 24/7 hotline for local sex trafficking victims. We have highly trained advocates that offer intensive case management to walk alongside each victim on their road to healing. The Mirror Ministries Outreach Center offers trauma informed therapeutic services such as support groups, counseling, art therapy, music therapy, guitar & piano classes, Mentors, cooking class, budgeting, education assistance, employment assistance, life skills, yoga, equine therapy, chiropractic, reflexology, self defense and so much more.
We respond to the requests and advice of the survivors we support, and they help support one another.

Our staff at Mirror Ministries is specifically trained in advocating for sex trafficking victims. They are trained in trauma-informed care, advocacy, case management, ACEs, and the landscape of sex trafficking nationwide. They have developed strong partnerships with other agencies and service providers in our area and across the country to best provide care for our clients. Our advocates have been working with sex-trafficking victims for several years and are continually doing more training to stay abreast of the most promising practices and data trends.Our volunteers are carefully vetted and trained. Trafficking victims typically have a complex set of issues and needs that are not well served by traditional social service agencies. Our advocates do intensive case management. They are pro- active rather than re-active because we know that when one of our clients goes quiet, that means they are likely in trouble and need us to seek them out. We are persistent and won't give up on them.

Mirror Ministries formed in December of 2014. We began with SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience and SUDS (Stop Underage Domestic Sex-Trafficking) programs and joined our local Trafficking Coalition. As we saw where the needs were in our community we began community-based advocacy for sex trafficking victims and started the local hotline. In December 2017 we opened our Mirror Ministries Outreach Center to offer therapeutic services. Through 2018 we have added, counseling, music & art, cooking, budgeting, yoga, self-defense, survivor support groups, Bible study, and equine therapy. As of 10/2018, we have done more than 63 new assessments of victims, provided over 150 trainings, and have answered over 400 hotline calls, just this year. We have different Therapeutic support groups offered each day at the MMOC. We currently serve over 63 clients of all ages and genders each month with intensive case management.NEXT is the strategic planning for a Restoration Home for Minor Girls!
UPDATE: For the 2019/2020 season Mirror Ministries answered 1,441 calls on our local sex-trafficking hotline; we sent text messages to 3,694 unique phone numbers from local ads promoting people for purchase; Mirror Ministries brought training and awareness to 266 groups; partnered with 93 local, regional, and national organizations for best care of the survivors we serve;
and we brought freedom to 131 victims in that 2-year season. One Hundred and Thirty-One more people set free from exploitation. And we keep going...

We are searching for local property for a Restoration Home for Minor Girls that have been commercially sexually exploited. This has been researched for over a decade and it is time to get the home open for the kids who are needing it so desperately.

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.
  • 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 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mirror Ministries

Board of directors
as of 05/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Lydia Bowerly

LMHCA, Counselor

Term: 2022 - 2028

Amber Bruce

Teri Sharp

Rick Callies

Gary MacFarlan

Liz Guy

Ryan Liddicoat

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/7/2023

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.