Radiate Coalition

Whole-Person Care for Victims of Trafficking and Trauma

Conroe, TX   |  https://www.radiatecoalition.org

Mission

Radiate Coalition exists to develop, equip, and pioneer restorative programs that provide whole-person care to victims of abuse, trafficking, exploitation, trauma, and oppression – as well as prevention education, aftercare training, family and community support services, and awareness efforts – across the globe.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder / CEO / President

Michael Perry

Main address

1799 League Line Rd Apt 5

Conroe, TX 77304 USA

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EIN

83-2371808

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

Homes for Children & Adolescents (P76)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Human trafficking is a global epidemic. The international labor organization estimates 40.3 million people are oppressed by this modern slavery. 24.9 million in forced labor. 15.4 million in forced marriage. 4.8 million are trapped in forced sexual exploitation - of which, 99% are women and girls. Specifically in Central America within forced sexual exploitation, women and girls represent 84% of detected victims trafficked for sexual exploitation. Honduras is one of only a handful of countries in the world where underage girls represent greater than 50% of those victims. Honduras is a country of 9 million people, where 50% of the population lives below the poverty line. Plagued by a machismo culture, it’s estimated that 1 in 3 girls will be sexually abused by age 12 and 1 in 2 by age 18. However, the actual numbers will never be fully known due to lack of reporting. In Honduras, 95% of crimes of sexual violence against women go unpunished. Reporting a crime can be a death sentence.

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?

Casa de Ester

Casa de Ester is a Christ-centered restoration home - serving sexually abused, trafficked, and exploited teenage girls in Honduras - restoring them to a life of salvation, hope, purpose, and favor in Jesus Christ.

Casa de Ester is the only specialized-care facility in Honduras for teenage girls that have been trafficked, exploited, and abused. The program has provided healing and restoration to 60 girls since 2011.

Safe from abuse, the girls living at Casa de Ester have the opportunity to heal and grow under the dedicated care of passionate, trained Honduran staff - local believers empowered to love, disciple, and raise up each girl in a Christ-centered family environment.

We help provide their food and send them to school. We provide access to medical care and we have a full-time Christian psychologist on staff who with a team of counselors works daily to help them heal from their hurts. Many of our girls don’t have families, so we become a big family in Christ.

Our greatest focus and desire is to see each girl encounter healing, freedom, and restoration through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Adolescents

Where we work

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.

Radiate Coalition goes beyond only rescuing the girls from their immediate threat. The focus of the program is not to just help the girls survive, but on whole-person aftercare to help them thrive. Radiate Coalition is committed to walking with them through the long journey to healing.

Radiate Coalition's vision is to unite a frontline-focused coalition of transformative programs embodied by the message of Christ at the forefront and the pursuit of Biblical excellence in both the quality of care provided and the stewardship of resources.

While Radiate Coalition works to establish sustainable support for the Casa de Ester and Casa Legado programs, they are laying the foundation for future programs, such as a home for young mothers who have been impregnated by sexual violence; and with the proper resources and security, a true off-the-grid safe home for victims of high-risk trafficking.

Radiate Coalition is also working to bring training and resources to other ministries and communities. Trainings are provided by Radiate Coalition at no extra cost because there is such a desperate need for quality aftercare.

This type of care is not common, mainly because there are many inhibitive factors such as cost, time, safety risks, expertise required, and having to fundraise for a program that needs to be as confidential as possible. But Radiate Coalition believes it is worth every penny, every second, every long day - to see a life rescued and restored.

Our strategies are best represented in our values:

1) Message of Christ (at the forefront) = John 17:3

The ministry of Radiate Coalition is not about us, but about Him. It does not exist because of what we have done or are doing, but because of what He has done and what He is doing and what He will do. In all that we do and talk about, He is the focus and the purpose for all of it - and He receives all the glory. If we miss that, despite all that we do, we’ve missed the reason we’re here.


2) Transformative Care = Isaiah 61:1-4

Our goal is to utilize grace-driven processes to create transformation-focused programs = accepting and loving each girl where she is at today, yet with a plan and vision for where the Lord desires her to grow.

Working with teenagers is complicated - each with different personalities, backgrounds, attitudes, hurts, coping/defense mechanisms, hopes, and passions - we have to address each girl individually and care for her whole person.

Each girl receives an individually-customized plan addressing:
* Spiritual & Character Development
* Social, Emotional & Physical Well-Being
* Educational Advancement
* Vocational Development/Training 
* Transition/Reintegration Goals

We also focus on quality over quantity. True healing requires depth and duration of care.


3) Local Discipleship = Matthew 28:19-20

Our frontline program staff is 100% Honduran - raised up, developed, and empowered to lead the ministry. It is our focus to continue developing from within, regardless their current level on staff (our current directors began as a kitchen helper and a personal assistant). Our staff are the most valuable components to the future growth of the ministry in Honduras.

Local disciples know the language, understand the culture, have a heart for their people, and will stand strong in times of crises. The greatest way to increase our reach is to multiply; we will do so by equipping and empowering locals.


4) Obedient Stewardship = 1 Peter 4:10-11

Our partners can have confidence in transparent stewardship with frontline excellence. All stateside expenses are kept to an absolute minimum and only exist to direct support and attention to our Honduras programs and training initiatives in order to create the greatest impact.

We’re truly committed to stewardship. In 2019, 97.79% of every dollar went to frontline programming: whole-person care programs, trainings provided to organizations providing aftercare, and mission trips to engage in support of aftercare ministries. When someone gives to Radiate Coalition, they have transparent access to see where each penny is spent.

No single organization is capable of facing this epidemic alone. We must work together in collaboration. One critical component to the successful rescue and restoration of trauma victims and survivors is the availability of quality aftercare services to facilitate healing and prevent revictimization.

Radiate Coalition exists to develop, equip, and pioneer restorative programs that provide whole-person care to victims of abuse, trafficking, exploitation, trauma, and oppression across the globe. We also work to provide prevention education, aftercare training, family and community support services, while raising awareness.

Our story is not a traditional one. Instead of starting a nonprofit to then work to launch a program, the Lord has used the last 9 years to refine the Casa de Ester program into a model bearing excellent fruit, which then birthed a nonprofit to support/expand this model while sharing the successful practices with others. Our stateside leadership has served for years on the frontlines of the mission field; there is no disconnect between the stateside operations and the field. Our stateside operations exist only to support, equip, and serve the frontline programs; as opposed to poorly resourced frontline programs that sadly appear to exist as promotional tools to help fund the fixed costs of a top-heavy stateside organization.

We are constantly learning and furthering our understanding to enhance our ability to provide extensive care to victims and survivors. While we are not alone in our pursuit of addressing this global epidemic, Radiate Coalition is committed to helping victims not just in the short-term to survive the trauma, but to walk with each individual through the arduous and difficult path to healing to ultimately thrive through encountering restoration and freedom in Jesus Christ. Where other organizations may settle for less quality or are simply not willing to provide this level/length of care, we believe it is worth every penny, every second, every sleepless night, every long day to see a life rescued and restored.

While Radiate Coalition is a young nonprofit (formed in 2018), our core program Casa de Ester was originally established in 2011 by Arrow Child & Family Ministries (ACFM).

Casa de Ester was established as a Christ-centered restoration home for teenage girls rescued from sexual abuse, trafficking, and exploitation in Honduras. The Casa de Ester program shares the love of Christ by tending the wounds of their abuse while providing a caring and safe environment where physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met - restoring each girl to a life of salvation, hope, purpose, and favor in Jesus Christ.

In 2013, Michael and Valina Perry became missionary directors of the Casa de Ester home. In 2015, ACFM withdrew from Honduras and entrusted full responsibility/ownership to the Perrys. From 2015 through 2018, the Perrys operated all Honduras operations under stateside shelter organizations.

In 2016, the Casa Legado (Legacy House) transition program was launched to provide extended care and greater opportunities for Casa de Ester graduates beyond 18 years of age by:
- providing continued education to complete high school or begin university;
- creating greater employment opportunities based on location and access to the city;
- offering guidance, accountability, and continued physical/emotional/spiritual support as these young ladies transition into independent living situations.

In 2018, the Perrys founded Radiate Coalition to direct all support and administration stateside and raise our voice for Casa de Ester, Casa Legado, and the many other girls around the globe still in need of rescue.

Beyond directing and supporting frontline care programs, Radiate Coalition launched a training program for other nonprofit organizations in 2019. Radiate Coalition has provided whole-person care training to safe homes in Uganda and Texas.

We believe these programs are the first fruits that are providing foundational seeds to be sown for programs, collaborations, and trainings to come.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Government Inspections and Evaluations,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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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Radiate Coalition

Board of directors
as of 11/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherry Fincher

Jennie Fincher

Katelyn Morrison

Michael Perry

Brian Stanley

Sherry Fincher

Brandon Novosad

Tim Long

Bill Day

Bevin Caramello

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/30/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/30/2020

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Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.