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Dahlias Hope Non Profit Inc

Pleasant Grove, UT   |  https://www.dahliashope.org/

Mission

Dahlia’s Hope exists to provide critical aftercare services for survivors of sex trafficking to heal from their abuse by providing holistic, individualized care in safe residential and outpatient treatment environments that include: therapeutic services, medical services, life skills training, legal resources, transitional housing, housing assistance, and academic and vocational training to bridge the gap between institutionalized care and independent living and lead to a happy, fulfilled life.

Ruling year info

2019

Chief Operating Officer

Amanda Meyer

Main address

PO Box 850

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 USA

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EIN

84-1994403

NTEE code info

Rape Victim Services (F42)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery and an estimated $150 billion dollar global business. According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Victims of sex trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women. Over 80% of victims in the US are recruited by a member of their own family or via a romantic relationship with a marriage proposition. 99% are never identified. 80% of survivors end up being re-victimized if they do not have a safe place to go. In stark contrast, there are currently less than 1500 spaces available, in the United States, dedicated solely to the rehabilitation and transition of trafficking survivors. There is a desperate need for services for the hundreds of thousands of victims of sex trafficking in the US, and recovery is a long and costly process.

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?

Clinical Therapy for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Clinical therapy programs involve the services of a licensed clinical therapist who use best practices for treating trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders,borderline personality traits, and developing coping strategies. Some of the methods of therapy used include Eye Movement Desensitizationand Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and Group Therapy.

Population(s) Served

Recreational Therapy is an effective means of trauma healing, and Dahlia's Hope provides garden therapy, animal therapy, and art therapy. We have our own therapeutic animal farm, complete with goats, rabbits, pigs, horses, chickens, a farm manager and a full-time recreational therapist. We also partner with Courage Reins (Equine Assisted Therapy) to provide equine therapy for survivors. Therapy animals, and equine therapy in particular, help foster social participation, promote animal education, increase safe sensory processing, rebuild trust in safe physical touch through daily grooming and care and teach consistent daily life task. We also provide self defense training, weekly yoga classes, and adventure outings.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth
LGBTQ people

Some survivors were trafficked while they were children and were not afforded the ability to attend school. As a result, we have survivors who need to first obtain a high school diploma/GED before they can pursue long-term career and educational goals. We assist survivors by paying for courses, tutoring, the GED test, and other costs associated with obtaining a high school diploma. We also help with driver education neesd. For higher educational needs, we currently partner with Western Governors University Academy. They sponsor our survivors with scholarships to the Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA),a 4 month program that prepares survivors to re-enter formal education and provides college credit. We are also able to offer survivors full scholarships to Southern Utah University (SUU) and tutoring assistance.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people
LGBTQ people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Dahlia's Hope owns a beautiful home to help house survivors. Our transitional home has 4 survivor beds and we also offer emergency housing vouchers for survivors of sex trafficking. Our transitional home operates with clinical oversight and survivors are involved with two weekly groups.

Population(s) Served

- Assistance linking with local Vocational Rehabilitation
- Connect with volunteers for additional mentoring/training in desired professions
- Interview Training/Coaching
- Resume Assistance
- Life Skills Training
- Financial Coaching and Budgeting
- Financial management course

Population(s) Served

- Partnership with a trauma-informed physician’s assistant and dentist
who both offer primary care to survivors
- Partnership with Chiro Heroes for free chiropractic care for survivors

Population(s) Served
Victims of crime and abuse
At-risk youth
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Men and boys
Victims of crime and abuse
At-risk youth
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Men and boys
Victims of crime and abuse
At-risk youth
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Men and boys
Victims of crime and abuse
At-risk youth
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Men and boys

o Screening and referrals to ensure appropriate program placement
o Needs Assessment/Individualized service plan to meet needs
o Connection to community resources and services
o Link to Financial Assistance through Dahlia’s Hope
o Link to Trauma-Informed Legal Services
o Access to government assistance
o Accompanyment to medical or therapy appointments

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of crime and abuse
Men and boys

Where we work

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 clients served

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

Clinical Therapy for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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

Adults

Related Program

Clinical Therapy for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For 2023-423 hours of individual clinical therapy, 125 hours of clinical group therapy, 489 hours of individual recreational therapy, 979.25 hours of group recreational therapy, and 195 hours of yoga.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, from board members who volunteer their time, to volunteers that help with the therapeutic animal farm, the transitional home, or put on events for us.

Number of therapists or critical staff hired/retained annually

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

Clinical Therapy for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023 we hired a new Clinical Director, and 2 new Case Managers

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.

We aim to provide aftercare services to survivors of sex trafficking, including emergency housing, resources for medical or dental care, clinical therapy, educational or vocational training and life skills training- so that survivors may heal from their trauma and be able to succesfully re-enter society. Dahlia's Hope is the first organization in Utah that provides this kind of comprehensive aftercare for survivors, and one of the few in the United States.

Our organizational goals to accomplish this are to:
1) Increase organizational capacity to serve survivors
2) Increase the breadth and quality of services provided
3) Be good financial stewards of the funds we receive

1) We will increase organizational capacity by identifying and hiring critical administrative and clinical therapy staff for all of our programs to be fully staffed and available.

2) We will increase the breadth and quality of services by expanding the type of program and resources avaialble to survivors, and setting and tracking milestones of survivor progress in our programs.

3) We will be good financial stewards by keeping our administrative costs to under 20% of our annual budget, and by encouraging volunteerism by tracking and reporting on number of volunteers and volunteer hours annually.

In 2021 we were able to hire critical staff to scale Dahlia's Hope to a full time operation, including a full time Chief Operations Officer, a new case manager, and an additional trauma therapist to add to our clinical team. With clinical therapist, recreational therapist, theraputic animal services, resources for vocational and educational services, emergency housing and ability to provide access to medical and dental services, Dahlia's Hope has been successful in being a full-service aftercare provider for survivors. We also have a full-time volunteer coordinator to help with service hours, a full time clinical program director to oversee the work of 5 clinical therapists, and a farm manager to oversee the therapy animals, and an administrative and volunteer staff to manage events, website, fundraising, finances and social media/marketing.

Across 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 we increased our capacity to serve survivors by ten fold. We started with just 3 survivors in 2019 but served 33 survivors in our intensive therapy programs just in 2022

Our services began as emergency housing in 2019. They have expanded to comprehensive aftercare, including case management, access to trauma-informed medical and dental services, vocational and job training, educational programs, and most central to our programming, our clinical trauma offerings- individual, group and recreational trauma therapy.

Our volunteer hours have been over 10,000 hours the last 2 years, with over 500 volunteers each year.
From the time we've been collecting financial data, our overhead costs have remained under 13% of our total budget.

Our first 4 years of existence have been critical growth and capacity building years. Now in our 5th year, we are equipped to deepen and maintain the growth we've seen.

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

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Dahlias Hope Non Profit Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Lindsay

Chris Anderson

Soulence Tax and Wealth Advisors

Ann Anderson

Matt Stockwell

Cherstyn Stockwell

Steve Lindsay

Caroline Marriott

Jacob Rogers

Layne Thompson

Sarah Shelden

Tessa White

Erik Schwobe

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2023

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

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2023

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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.