Hope House

Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Hope House has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents: Services for Victims, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Domestic victims of sex trafficking ages 12-17

For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 17

Brief Description

The Hope House is a free-of-charge residential program to assist domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) victims ages 12-17. The program offers home school education, trauma-informed model of care, therapy, health care, life skills, and spiritual mentoring.

Program Goals:

The goals of Hope House are:

  • Offer a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment
  • Offer a trauma-informed model of care
  • Provide caregivers to support the client that are specifically trained to understand the mindset and victimization of a sex trafficking survivor
  • Provide a program that supports the client’s individual goals, helps her to develop her gifts and talents, and encourages self-esteem

Essential Components

The essential components of Hope House include:

Child/Adolescent Services

Hope House directly provides services to children/adolescents and addresses the following:

  • Have been sexually exploited through the commercial sex industry
Services Involve Family/Support Structures:

This program involves the family or other support systems in the individual's treatment: The clients meet with their family during family therapy time.

Delivery Setting

This program is typically conducted in a(n):

  • Residential Care Facility

Homework

Hope House includes a homework component:

Various workbooks and empowerment curriculum are used.

Languages

Hope House does not have materials available in a language other than English.

Resources Needed to Run Program

The typical resources for implementing the program are:

All services take place at the group home or in the general area. The group home meets all of the requirements that the state's Department of Social Services requires of residential facilities for youth.

Minimum Provider Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree for Residential Manager, Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years Supervisory Experience in Social Work for Residential Director, and Master’s Degree with 2 years Supervisory Experience in Social Work for Residential Program Administrator.

Education and Training Resources

There is not a manual that describes how to implement this program; but there is training available for this program.

Training Contact:
Training is obtained:

At home office or onsite depending on organization

Number of days/hours:

Depends on type of training needed

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Hope House.

References

Cooper, E. (2010, April 30). Sexual slavery on main street. Retrieved from the Christianity Today website: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/may/5.17.html?start=4

Memrick, A. (2013, March 23). Group to rescue girls in sex-trafficking trade. Retrieved from the Gaston Gazette website: http://www.gastongazette.com/group-to-rescue-girls-in-sex-trafficking-trade-1.116274

Sells, H. (2012, February 24). Off the streets: Helping sex victims for the long haul. Retrieved from the Christian Broadcasting Network News website: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/January/Hopes-Marathon-a-Way-Out-for-Sex-Trade-Victims/

Contact Information

Name: Lori Vaccaro
Title: President
Agency/Affiliation: On Eagles Wings Ministries - Hope House
Website: www.oneagleswingsministries.org
Email:
Phone: (877) 276-8023

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013