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THERE IS HOPE FOR ME INC

aka THERE IS HOPE FOR ME, INC.   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.thereishopeforme.org

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Mission

The Vision, Mission, and Values of There is Hope for Me (TIHFM) Vision: To identify and restore survivors of human trafficking and abuse. Mission: As a survivors-to-survivors nonprofit. TIHFM offers H.O.P.E. through Healing, Opportunity, Purpose and Empowerment. We conduct education and awareness outreach and identification of trafficking survivors, provide one-on-one survivor peer mentoring (restoration) and support to those affected by human trafficking and abuse. Values: We provide hope and unconditional love to survivors and their families. Collaboration with law enforcement aids in successful prosecutions while maintaining partnerships of integrity, which guards the valued trust of our survivors. We provide national trainings on trauma-informed, survivor centered care.

Notes from the nonprofit

TIHFM Success Indicators and Expansion Goals • TIHFM has a high rate of success in various areas of outreach in public schools, the juvenile justice system, foster care and group homes as well as in strip clubs. • TIHFM uniquely specializes through their survivors-to-survivors model in identifying, rescuing and mentoring survivors of human trafficking, and has been successful in survivor leader discipleship. This model will continue to remain crucial in expansion goals in the identification of victims. • TIHFM has provided trainings among law enforcement agencies, government agencies, school systems, and social service providers, and the demand for trainings continue. • Anti-trafficking collaborative efforts of TIHFM have benefitted local, state and federal legislative policies in Florida, as well as assists in establishing best-practices nationwide. • With carefully-aligned partnerships, TIHFM bridges the gap for delivery of social services. • TIHFM is currently working on policies, procedures, trainings and educational components, program initiatives, additional partners, assessments and checklists for framework requirements for TIHFM Academy. After completing multi-faceted program requirements, survivor graduates will receive a certificate of completion with acquired skills to build a productive and hopeful future. Some graduates will move on to become TIHFM survivor leaders other states to help rescue trafficking victims.

Ruling year info

2012

Preisident & Founder

Dr. Katariina Rosenblatt

Main address

20403 Encino Ledge 591554

San Antonio, TX 78259 USA

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EIN

80-0774077

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Victims' Services (P62)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Problem We have found that 1 in 3 middle school and 1 in 9 high school students are currently being recruited for the life of sex trafficking within the United States, right now. The Solution This organization is an effort to bring survivors out of human trafficking and abuse. By sharing survivor stories to at risk and vulnerable youth and young women, we found that survivors of human trafficking & abuse come forward. Our Key Distinction We have developed rescue efforts alongside federal and local authorities; as a result trafficking survivors have been saved and empowered to regain their dignity, become educated and employed to live their lives free from violence and oppression.

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?

Educational Awareness, Outreach and Intervention

We go into juvenile detention facilities, public schools, foster care/group homes, adult prisons, strip clubs, medical and mental health facilities and anywhere else domestic victims of human trafficking and domestic violence can be found and we share our stories of Hope. We specializing in the identification of potential victims bring them out of the darkness through safe and innovative rescue efforts through the use of our originally created human trafficking wheel and assessment tools.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

From survivors to survivors we offer comprehensive support by mentoring survivors through their transition out of domestic violence and human trafficking. We help empower survivors to accomplish their educational and career goals through collaboration with county government agencies, online GED and college preparedness programs and innovative job placement.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

We offer training to law enforcement, social service providers, public schools, those within foster youth facilities, juvenile hall, federal government agencies.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

FBI Citizens Academy 2020

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 who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Awareness, Outreach and Intervention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth educated on human trafficking in Bexar County.

Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students received information and instruction on human trafficking awareness.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Survivor Support

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of adult survivors of human trafficking who received mentoring services in all three states: Florida, California, and Texas as well as newly identified survivors of human trafficking in schools

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.

TIHFM Success Indicators and Expansion Goals
• TIHFM has a high rate of success in various areas of outreach in public schools, the juvenile justice system, foster care and group homes as well as in strip clubs.
• TIHFM uniquely specializes through their survivors-to-survivors model in identifying, rescuing and mentoring survivors of human trafficking, and has been successful in survivor leader discipleship. This model will continue to remain crucial in expansion goals in the identification of victims.
• TIHFM has provided trainings among law enforcement agencies, government agencies, school systems, and social service providers, and the demand for trainings continue.
• Anti-trafficking collaborative efforts of TIHFM have benefitted local, state and federal legislative policies in Florida, as well as assists in establishing best-practices nationwide for creating sustainable education and employment programs.

With carefully-aligned partnerships, TIHFM bridges the gap for delivery of social services including survivor support, groups, mentoring, educational and employment opportunities.
TIHFM is currently working on policies, procedures, trainings and educational components, program initiatives, additional partners, assessments and checklists for framework requirements to become a model for creating sustainability in both the educational and employment opportunities for survivors. Some graduates will move on to become TIHFM survivor leaders in Florida and California among other states to help rescue and restore other survivors of human trafficking and abuse.

Goals in 2022are to enlarge our board by inviting new members. Incorporate grants and fundraising,
Provide assistance to survivors of both sex and labor trafficking in the San Antonio, Texas region. Come alongside established agencies who serve survivors of human trafficking by providing peer to peer mentoring & support.
Raise awareness to the issue in Texas, especially to the issue of US survivors of labor trafficking.
Continue raising up survivor leaders around the globe.

TIHFM Ministry Results-to-Date
• TIHFM has aided in the successful investigation of over 40 trafficking cases nationwide.
• TIHFM has aided in the successful rescue of over 100 young women and children nationwide out of human trafficking and abuse with a high success rate of survivors not returning to any form of commercial sex or adult entertainment.
• TIHFM has led over 100 outreaches to community youth programs, juvenile halls, public schools, foster homes and medical facilities.

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 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 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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THERE IS HOPE FOR ME INC

Board of directors
as of 06/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Katariina Rosenblatt

There Is Hope For Me

Term: 2019 - 2023

Dan Broyles

Valencia Hills Community Church

Kiya Cordeau

Katariina Rosenblatt

There Is Hope For Me, Inc.

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 6/16/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/28/2023

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.