Relentless Pursuit Outreach & Recovery Corporation

Bringing hope to the hopeless by ending human trafficking

Liberty, MO   |  https://www.rpor.org

Mission

We are a community-centered, faith-based organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. We strive to heal and restore survivors, bring justice to offenders, educate others on prevention and awareness, and be leaders in the community in order to end the exploitation of human beings.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder

Walter Lee Gibson

Main address

118 N Conistor Ln Ste B200

Liberty, MO 64068 USA

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EIN

84-2663284

NTEE code info

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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One of the main issues that RPOR has identified is that there is a lack of facilities and beds across the nation for children and adults recovered from sex trafficking. Project Safe House intends to provide a safe place to start the restoration process in the Kansas City metro area. Project Safe House focuses on the victims who are left to fend for themselves after being taken out of the sex trafficking system or leave voluntary. With Project Safe House, RPOR provides a chance for victims, who are normally abandoned after recovery or arrests, to successfully rehabilitate into a healthy lifestyle. RPOR has found that sex trafficked victims who are released with nowhere to go have ended up back in the sex trafficking system. Our organization wants to change this critical factor. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), reports of human trafficking in the U.S. alone increased 846% over five years.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project Safe House

First-rate holistic recovery for survivors of human trafficking is intended to be the focus of the Organization and a cornerstone of RPOR’s success. All survivors will be provided with shelter, clothing, food, education, counseling and other services in a safe, loving, and confidential environment.

Population(s) Served

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.

Targeting – Through a strategic partnership with Guardian Group, the Organization helps provide intelligence packages to the local FBI office and law enforcement personnel regarding potential perpetrators of human trafficking.

Training – Through a strategic partnership with Paladin Tactics, the Organization helps provide victim awareness and self-defence training to individuals, law enforcement and medical personnel. Through a strategic partnership with The Stop Trafficking Project, the Organization helps provide human trafficking training to school-age children, teenagers, community leaders, law enforcement, and first responders. Through a strategic partnership with Guardian Group, the Organization helps provide human trafficking training to hotels employees and other individuals operating in the hospitality industry.

Teamwork – The Organization helps organize and unify the fight against human trafficking by hosting quarterly “HEART” meetings with local law enforcement, Fire/EMS personnel, judicial system employees, social service personnel and other non-profits in order to solidify County level Task Forces.

Treatment – Through the “Project Safe House” initiative, the Organization seeks to establish a secure facility to provide holistic recovery services for victims of human trafficking.

Target Markets:
RPOR’s major target market is the Kansas City metropolitan area, with expansion throughout Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas expected. On an annual basis, the estimated number of potential clients for Project Safe House within the Organizations geographic scope is ten (10).

Strategy:
RPOR will locate potential victims of human trafficking who are candidates for Project Safe House through referrals from law enforcement, referrals from Fire/EMS service providers, referrals from hospitals, referrals from other social service providers, and from ongoing street-level rescue efforts by Christine McDonald (a trafficking survivor and Board member).

Objectives:
• Establish a secure location for Project Safe House.
• Establish an effective holistic restoration program for survivors that will increase their ability to be successful.
• Establish a strong network of partnerships with the local communities, law enforcement, social service providers, Church’s, school systems, local businesses, and corporate entities.
• Launch a series of fundraising events that will successfully fund the expanding program.

The Organization has assembled an experienced management team and strong relationships with our partners.

Relentless Pursuit is a veteran-led non-profit comprised of former military Special Operation, Intelligence Community professionals, Law Enforcement, Social Service workers, legal professionals, business owners, Church leaders and a survivor expert.

Strengths
o Diverse, highly motivated leadership
o Strong relationships with law enforcement, FIRE/EMS, and community leaders
o Extensive experience in fundraising, providing social services, and non-profit operations

Relentless Pursuit will build funding support from churches, businesses, and private donors in the community at an aggressive rate of growth.

Ultimately, RPOR is becoming a critical mission support system for eliminating sex traffickers and recovering victims. RPOR impacts how many other local services will be called in to respond to sex trafficking in the community due to the increase in awareness of the issue and the training that has been provided to identify the problem.

Established strategic partnerships with Guardian Group, The Stop Trafficking Project, and EPIK Project
Coordinated the first Heartland Exploitation And Recovery Taskforce (HEART) Meeting in September 2019
Assisting five counties in getting their Task Forces up and running
Attended the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association 3-day conference
Attended the ‘Safe at Home’ event and completed victim referral
Compiled the most extensive Resource List for the KC Metro area specific to sex trafficking
Compiled a Location of Interest document with Extended Stays, Strip Clubs, Truck Stops, and other areas with potential for trafficking activity
Participated in an EPIK Project patrol and working on building another team in our area
Attend National Strategy Convening on Illicit Massage Industry in Washington, D.C.
Compiled information on Illicit Massage Businesses (IMBs) in the area
Hosted Missouri Attorney General’s Office Human Trafficking Presentation at KCPD
Worked with Fire Department on reporting policy, protocols, and training
Brought Hotel Industry training to the area via Guardian Group
Conducted training for hundreds of law enforcement personnel on sex trafficking awareness and Human Trafficking Investigations

Whats next?

Secure property for PROJECT SAFE HOUSE! & continue to strengthen our efforts in Targeting, Training, and Teamwork/ Unification

Financials

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Relentless Pursuit Outreach & Recovery Corporation

Board of directors
as of 3/29/2020
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Board co-chair

Lee Gibson


Board co-chair

Tim Overby

Executive Pastor of Ministries at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church

Term: 2019 -

Krista Bodinson

Missouri Division of Youth Services

Christine McDonald

Christine's Vision

Chris Stout

Aaron Jackson

Polsinelli law firm

Jennifer Mahoney

Federated Hermes, Inc.