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SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL

PREVENT. RESTORE. BRING JUSTICE.

Vancouver, WA   |  https://sharedhope.org

Mission

Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a community committed to helping survivors build lives of purpose, value, and choice – one life at a time.

Ruling year info

1999

President/Founder

Mrs. Linda Smith

Main address

PO Box 1907

Vancouver, WA 98668-1907 USA

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EIN

91-1938635

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

All over the US, men, women, girls, and boys from a wide variety of backgrounds are victimized through sex trafficking. The sex trafficking industry is fueled by buyers who pay traffickers to supply victims to meet their demand. By law, sex trafficking occurs when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion if the victim is 18 years of age or older. Any minor who performs a commercial sex act is federally defined as a victim of sex trafficking, regardless of the use of force, fraud or coercion. But there's hope to combat this problem with your help!

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?

Stop the Injustice Campaign

This campaign seeks to end the criminalization of child sex trafficking victims and develop protective responses to connect youth to trauma informed services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people

Every state receives an annual Report Card that grades the strength of state laws in combating child sex trafficking and offers practical recommendations for improvement.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people

Since our founding in 1998, Shared Hope has been committed to supporting holistic, long-term, survivor-informed care for victims of sex trafficking by supporting residential facilities where residents have access to medical and mental health care, education, job training and economic development programs.

Shared Hope has built and continues to support Villages or Homes of Hope in Fiji, Nepal, India, and Jamaica, which offer safe communities of refuge and restoration to rescued victims of sexual slavery and their children. In other locations, including South Africa and Japan, we funded the establishment of restoration facilities that has become self-sustaining. Shared Hope also provides grants to US partners working directly with survivors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual exploitation, and that a collaborative community response is critical.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people

Shared Hope’s Center for Justice and Advocacy supports the development of federal and state policies and legislation. By providing research, expert testimony, coalition support, and advocacy initiatives we strengthen trafficking laws and build better policies to protect victims and prosecute traffickers and buyers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people

Ambassadors of Hope are people like you – men and women who educate, equip and connect with information and resources to wake up their communities to help prevent sex trafficking in America. They are an army of trained volunteers for Shared Hope, expanding our impact around the nation. Through Chosen, our youth sex trafficking prevention film, and our Ambassadors of Hope, we spread awareness about sex trafficking and teach communities to defend their children.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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 grants received

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Shared Hope combats this issue with our comprehensive, three-pronged approach: prevent trafficking, restore and empower survivors, and bring justice to vulnerable adults and children. Together we can create a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking where every survivor is surrounded by trained professionals, an alert community, just law and policy, knowledgeable service providers and appropriate shelter options.

Through our pillars of Prevent, Restore and Bring Justice, we respond with creative strategies to end sex trafficking:

PREVENT

Training - We host annual training conferences to equip professionals and community members to identify signs of trafficking and respond to help sex trafficking victims. Shared Hope also offers a variety of e-learning courses, webinars, training guides and videos so agencies and organizations can receive comprehensive training anytime.

Awareness- Through Chosen, our youth sex trafficking prevention film, and hundreds of trained Ambassadors of Hope—our army of
volunteers—we spread awareness about sex trafficking and teach communities to defend their children.

Research-Shared Hope International has conducted two decades of research on the issue of sex trafficking. Visit sharedhope.org/resources
for a complete list.

RESTORE

Partners - We provide funding and technical assistance to partners in India, Nepal, Jamaica and the United States.
We support:
• safe homes
• medical care
• education
• vocational training
• therapy and outreach
• intervention services

JuST Response Council - We lead a group of over 30 organizations that collaborate on the best responses for juvenile sex trafficking victims based on the group’s combined research and experience in services, law and policy.

Women's Investment Network - Job training and leadership development programs help women compete in the global market and achieve financial independence. International programs include cosmetology, jewelry and leather making, and print services. The U.S. program focuses on computer and administrative skills.

BRING JUSTICE

Center for Justice & Advocacy - The Center supports the development of federal and state policies and legislation. By providing research, expert testimony, coalition support, and advocacy initiatives we strengthen trafficking laws and build better policies to protect victims and
prosecute traffickers and buyers.

The Protected Innocence Challenge - Every state receives an annual Report Card that grades the strength of state laws in combating child sex trafficking and offers practical recommendations for improvement.

Stop the Injustice Campaign - This campaign seeks to end the criminalization of child sex trafficking victims and develop protective responses to connect youth to trauma informed services.

Shared Hope operates out of two offices, one the Washington, DC area and our headquarters in Vancouver, Washington State. A staff of 26 help us reach our goals to prevent trafficking, restore and empower survivors and bring justice to perpetrators.

Shared Hope – the only non-government organization working in every state to end child sex trafficking through legal reform. We will press forward through our prevention and restoration initiatives, as well as our Shared Hope Center for Justice and Advocacy to bring justice to the victims of this crime.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, 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 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

  • 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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SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 08/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christine Harmon, MD

Shared Hope International

Term: 2013 -

Linda Smith

Shared Hope International

Donna Lancaster

Shared Hope International

Donna O'Bryant

Shared Hope International

William Dunning

Shared Hope International

Jennifer Cox

Shared Hope International

Lenard (Butch) Yarnell

Shared Hope International

Charrita Ernewein

Shared Hope International

Christine Harmon

Shared Hope International

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 6/22/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2023

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 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 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 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 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.