Hope House

About This Program

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

For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 17

Program Overview

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

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Hope House.

Essential Components

The essential components of Hope House include:

Program Delivery

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.

Recommended Intensity:

This is a live-in residential group home that provides 24-hour care.

Recommended Duration:

The client is encouraged to commit to one year; however, they are allowed to stay longer, if needed. It is a voluntary program.

Delivery Setting

This program is typically conducted in a(n):

  • Group or Residential Care


Hope House includes a homework component:

Various workbooks and empowerment curriculum are used.

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.

Manuals and Training

Prerequisite/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.

Manual Information

There is not a manual that describes how to deliver this program.

Training Information

There is training available for this program.

Training Contact:
Training Type/Location:

At home office or onsite depending on organization

Number of days/hours:

Depends on type of training needed

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

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

Additional 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. Christian Broadcasting Network News.

Contact Information

Lori Vaccaro
Title: President
Agency/Affiliation: On Eagles Wings - OEW Hope House
Website: www.oewHOPE.org
Phone: (877) 647-1230

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2024

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: December 2023

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013