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Her Campaign

Helping HER heal, grow, and find purpose

BILLINGS, MT   |  www.hercampaign.org

Mission

Helping HER heal, grow, and find purpose. We accomplish this by providing residential programs for survivors of human trafficking through intentional community living.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder/Executive Director

Britney Higgs

Co-Founder/Director

Sammy Higgs

Main address

P.O. Box 51451

BILLINGS, MT 59105 USA

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EIN

81-4525436

NTEE code info

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the US, tens of thousands of women are victims of human trafficking each year. According to the Montana Attorney General's Office, human trafficking occurs in Montana. The number of cases tracked by the Montana Department of Justice increased from 7 in 2015 to 68 in 2021, an increase of 871 percent. HER Campaign received a total of 57 Points of Contact (POC) with survivors from January 2022 to October 2022. POCs were predominantly phone calls from survivors who were referred through a case manager, other organizations or shelter programs, hospital, law enforcement, or through information on our website. 37 of those POC were confirmed sex trafficking survivors, 18 did not specify, and 2 were confirmed domestic violence and trafficking. We had capacity for 20 POCs to enroll into our residential programs and referred remaining. After a life of trafficking, few survivors receive emergency shelter placement and long-term residential care, resulting in high rates of re-victimization.

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?

Emergency Shelter

HER Campaign's Emergency Shelter provides beds for up to 8 survivors of sex trafficking per 30 to 90 days and up to 50+ women a year. The Emergency Shelter serves women 18+ in the greatest demographics of need including trafficking survivors who are pregnant, have children, disabilities, and/or handicaps. This shelter provides each survivor with next step therapy, medical, psych, and wellness assessments, legal advocacy and mapping, case management, and long-term residential placement.

There is a gap in survivor care between rescue and long-term residential care. An Emergency Shelter is designed to assess and address the most common variables that cause victims to relapse and achieve stabilization through holistic therapy addressing mind, body, and spirit. When a survivor is recovered out of trafficking, either by her own will or the help of law enforcement, a crisis hotline, or other frontline worker - the journey has just begun.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
Women and girls
Victims and oppressed people
Sex workers

Where we work

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.

HER Campaign supports recovery and prevents re-victimization through residential programs and community living.

There are currently not enough resources, recovery providers, and shelters to meet the demands of survivors looking for services in the state of Montana. HER Campaign is currently one of few programs that provide safe housing and holistic programs for this demographic.

HER Campaign is committed to developing residential programs to include excellent care for survivors, continually working to expand programs and bed capacity to fulfill the need.

Through our residential programs, our long term goals include:

- Seeing 85% of survivors served enter a long-term residential program after graduating HER Campaign's Emergency Shelter Program.

- 80% of survivors served see a clinically significant reduction in PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression symptoms, when baseline measures are compared to final scores at the completion of the 8-Week Emergency Shelter Program, ensuring stabilization and further addressing the common variables that make survivors vulnerable to re-victimization.

- 80% of transitional residents accrue $5,000 in savings by 18 months in the Transitional Living Program to go towards sustainability in long term housing and economic independence.

HER Campaign supports recovery and prevents re-victimization through a full continuum of care, including a safe house, emergency shelter, long-term recovery program, and transitional living program.

SAFE HOUSE | 3-5 Days
We provide crisis intervention, basic needs, and resource assessment in an immediate short-term shelter for trafficking victims.

EMERGENCY SHELTER | 2-3 Months
There is a gap between rescue and long-term residential care. We provide essential services such a safe shelter, food, a bed, an 8-week program that includes therapy, mental health assessments, case management, partnership for medical care and stabilization, and long-term residential placement.

LONG-TERM RECOVERY PROGRAM | 1 Year
We offer safe, long-term residential care through trained and equipped host families. This includes wrap-around resources for survivors to continue their healing journey.

TRANSITIONAL LIVING | 2 Years
Women reintegrate into society and work toward economic independence while receiving counseling, employment opportunities, financial planning, housing assistance, and more.

Since 2016, women in our care have experienced a safe place to receive support, community, and empowerment.

Our programs provide up to 7,000 hours a month of individualized care for survivors, helping them move from recovery to economic independence.

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 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 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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Her Campaign

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maggie Schieno

Beauty Arising

Term: 2023 - 2022

Patti Barkell

Parkhill Counseling

Kevin Haidle

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George Burgin

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Maggie Schieno

Beauty Arising

Stacy Zinn-Britian

Department of Drug Enforcement

Matt Hardy

Payne West Insurance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2022

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/02/2021

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.