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“Breaking the chains for those victimized as children by human trafficking, child abuse and bullying to lead survivors into lives filled with faith, hope and love.”

Ark of Hope for Children is empowering advocates and donors to bring care and awareness to those victimized as children by human trafficking, child abuse and bullying. Ark of Hope is a human rights umbrella organization using a trauma informed approach to serve survivors through our various programs.

This approach acknowledges that traumatized people often respond to daily life quite differently even years after their traumatic experiences ended. If we can address their trauma, we can change lives. Unconditional love, understanding and mentoring support can empower victims to mold the challenges of their past into hope filled futures as thriving survivors.

Statistics we have gathered about child trafficking, child abuse and bullying show that intervention is highly needed. Click the links above to the latest statistics or click on our programs below that highlight our efforts to mobilize lighthouses of hope for survivors throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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Why we care

Ark of Hope's mission and goals

On Monday, October 6, Ark of Hope for Children will be represented on a special Voice of America Radio show entitled “Human Trafficking: Intersection with Healthcare; Part 1”. This is an episode of the acclaimed “Once A Nurse, Always A Nurse” show hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN. Leanne will feature Tammy Toney Butler who recently spoke at the American Nurses Association (ANA) General Assembly in Washington, D.C. on Human Trafficking; A Nursing Perspective in Solving a Public Health Crisis. The show airs live at 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific time, US.

How much do we as nurses & other healthcare providers personally know about human trafficking? Even the most basic statistics are devastating: 600,000 to 800,000 women, children & men bought & sold across international borders every year & exploited for forced labor or commercial sex. (U.S. Government) When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is 2-4 million. Do you know someone who has been trafficked? If you respond “No”, don’t be so sure. They are right here among us, especially if you work in ED, OB, Clinics or other healthcare entry points. What we need to do as providers is to be able to recognize & assist these people during that fragile few minutes, hours or days when they present to us. Today’s Show is with expert in this field, Tammy Toney-Butler. She is a nurse, ready & waiting to help us expand the reach of hope to these individuals.


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Joe Gardiner moves on

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After a short stint as our volunteer Director of Marketing position Joseph Gardiner has moved on. More here

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