THE FIRST WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IS JUST TO START
GenerateHope was founded in 2009, by Susan Munsey and members of Harbor Church. Born from a desire to provide trauma care services to a very underserved local population, the founding members of GenerateHope soon came to realize a great need for the comprehensive healing for women who have survived the horrors of being trafficked and sold for sex. This is an American epidemic.
Since its founding, GenerateHope has been a refuge for over 90 women, providing a bridge to break the tragic cycle of vulnerability to traffickers and gang pimps. As the first and only on-site, integrated recovery program for survivors in San Diego, GenerateHope addresses the complex needs of this unique population through individual case management, education, psychotherapy, a variety of adjunct therapies, and community support for medical, dental and psychiatric needs.
In 2010, GenerateHope moved to its current location in San Diego, where we serve female trafficking survivors over the age of 18. Our current Recovery Center property consists of a large GenerateHope safehouse, a smaller transitional apartment, and a home transformed into our Learning Center and offices. GenerateHope's dedicated team of care professionals and volunteers helps each woman to find hope and healing while discovering a new path for a purposeful life. Our safehouse living is designed as a caring family environment, critical for building trust and healing, with individual bedrooms for 6 survivors and 2 full-time "house moms."
In 2016, with gifts from the homeowner and many donors / private foundations, GenerateHope purchased this property, creating a solid, debt-free foundation for healing women who have survived the traumas of the illegal sex trade. A second home has been gifted to GenerateHope, and a new Transition program is on-track to open in late 2017, bringing additional housing and resources for educational and vocational support to graduates of the current Recovery Center program.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
The need for additional services for survivors is urgent and immediate, as GenerateHope is continuously full and is not able to say "yes" to over 20 requests a month for our safehouse recovery program. We are grateful for your support to empower this response to a critical need in our communities. Our strategic plan for 2018 and beyond include additional Recovery Homes, followed by a new Shelter + Care program for rescued teens and their foster care families.
GenerateHope approaches the restoration of the survivors of sex trafficking with a long-term, individualized care strategy. We recognize the specific journey and needs of each survivor. Our team works with her to create a plan that will help her discover and achieve her God-given dreams and goals. GenerateHope acknowledges that the healing process takes time and is committed to the long-term care for each woman on this journey.
For more information, contact us at info@Generatehope.org