PLACE OF HOPE
Human Trafficking Prevention and Education Program
What is Place of Hope?
Place of Hope is a unique, faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services for youth aging out of foster care; housing and support services for homeless families; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Trafficking of children involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of children and youth for the purpose of exploitation. They can be forced into many forms of slavery including labor and sex trafficking. The runaway and homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, war or conflict, or social discrimination are frequently targeted by traffickers. Florida ranks 3rd in the NATION for human trafficking and Place of Hope is fighting hard to change that!
What does Place of Hope do?
In an effort to put an end to this inexcusable crime and help restore hope and dignity to victims, Place of Hope provides human trafficking prevention, education and recovery services. Place of Hope provides prevention and awareness education to the community and partners with others to prevent at-risk children and youth from being trafficked. This program trains the community on what to look for and how to help. Recovery services are provided for victims throughout all of our programs. These services include professional case management, quality medical care, counseling, therapy, tutoring, mentoring, life-skills development, hope and healing opportunities. Place of Hope is dedicated to providing these victims with the tools they need to overcome their past and create a bright future.
How is Blissfully Better involved?
Bonnie Boroian, Founder and CEO of Blissfully Better, has been an "Angel Mom" for 5 years at Place of Hope, serving on the Leadership Board. As an official sponsor, Blissfully Better is committed to support and raise awareness as we proudly display Place of Hope's logo on each and every package of Blissfully Better Almond Toffee, Crunchy Quinoa Toffee, Caramel, Coconut, and Mint Thins. Because together, we can provide a Place of Hope for victims, so each of their days moving forward can be Blissfully Better.