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Member, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Suamhirs travels the Country advocating for youth and teaching caregivers and service providers how to create a relationship of trust and open communication with children who have been abused and traumatized. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Suamhirs serves as the youngest member of the council and advises on matters of national security in human trafficking to President Donald J. Trump, the President’s Senior Policy Operation Group, and the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Person.
Accounting and Operations Manager
Human trafficking, is perhaps the most complex societal problem of our time. Streets Hope is a safe haven that provides above and beyond services for women. Sex trafficking is a growing issue that is taking place in our own backyard. That’s why I have been an Streets Hope for advocate for over 3 years. Raising awareness and educating others is now a permanent part of my heart and life. Women are warriors who deserve help in the fight to end modern day slavery.
“You are ENOUGH…”
Chief Executive Officer
Awareness and education are so important in the war against modern day slavery. Once you learn of the impact on individuals and communities, you can never say again, “I didn’t know.” or “I had no idea it was this bad.” It is vital for us to be educated as both individuals and business owners, so we can become effective advocates for change with our voices and our resources. I believe as business leaders our mission is not just to carry-on in our respective commercial enterprises, but to also find a way to make a positive impact on the lives of those who have been robbed of their most basic freedoms. Street’s Hope is truly worthy of our support.
Butch Hoover and Ann Watt
Everybody deserves to have control over their own lives and to be able to choose what they do and don’t do. People never deserve to be forced to do things for other people’s pleasure. It is not ok to buy and sell people.
Event Speaker Sponsor
Dave and I have been privileged with three beautiful kids. We want to support women who have been victimized and marginalized, as a result of trafficking. Their situation is heartbreaking; they need holistic services that include the intensive, trauma informed care and life skills that Street’s Hope provides. We want to empower them, so they can lead the better life that every human being deserves.
After realizing how prevalent sex trafficking is in our own community and throughout the US I’m compelled to be part of the solution and support the impressive work that Street’s Hope is doing.
Holistic Health Practitioner
I am passionate about freeing modern day slaves from sex trafficking. My 40 years experience as a psychotherapist, working with addictions, mental health, trauma, and holistic health have led me to the fundamental belief that everyone deserves to live a life of freedom with respect. Street’s Hope provides an avenue for women to leave a trafficked life behind.
Growing up in Colorado, it was shocking to learn that sex trafficking is occurring right here in my home state. I am passionate about seeing women healed and freed from sex trafficking; I am so grateful to be a part of Street’s Hope’s work to help transform the lives of these resilient women.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
Supply Chain Director
If even in just a small way, I want to help make a Denver a safer place for my granddaughter and her friends. Human trafficking is a heartbreaking issue for hundreds of women in our community that we must address. Street’s Hope provides me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women who desperately need help, right here in Denver. No family is immune from this problem; my hope is that more grandparents will join the effort on behalf of all our children and grandchildren.
Member Solutions Manager
Human trafficking and sexual exploitation are astounding atrocities occurring in our community. We must all take a stand and eradicate this blight on humanity. The dangerous criminal perpetrators must be held accountable, and victims must be granted justice. Most importantly, every victim’s dignity must be restored and no victim seeking shelter or services should be turned away.
“The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.” -Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Richard L. P. Solosky
Nonprofit Management Consultant
A world traveler; the outdoors, diverse cultures, and the natural world inspire; open and positive people motivate and critical thought press the envelope of opportunity; a life-long student of wonder, wisdom, and incredible possibilities. CEO and Strategy Architect at Questus Strategies by day, social justice warrior by night. Human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking is the most evil element in our society today. There is a fine line between free will and slavery that must be extinguished.
“Your past does not define your future.”
Change Management Consultant
I have learned so much about the scope and impact of human and sex trafficking in Colorado, the U.S., and around the world. As I have connected with the women who are served by Street’s Hope and listened to their stories, they continually remind me that the human will to love, live and be whole is strong beyond belief.
“It really is humbling to understand the obstacles they are determined to overcome.”
Nonprofit Development Professional
Emily has a passion for social justice and empowering disadvantaged populations transform their lives. Her experience includes working with survivors of domestic violence in a safe house, and it was here Emily started coming in contact with women who had been trafficked. She decided this was the underserved population she wanted to work with and had the passion to serve.
“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”
― John F. Kennedy
Mrs USofA Globe 2017
Andrea was crowned Mrs. USofA in June of 2017. Through many life’s challenges, fighting human trafficking is an issue that is very close to her heart. A spokesperson for the W.I.N. Foundation International (Women in Need) an international organization that provides abuse and self-esteem recovery, prevention, education, and assisting women and children in need.
Fighting Against Human Trafficking
Frank and Dora Tillapaugh
Frank and Dora Tillapaugh
We work with Streets Hope in their Global Impact. We live in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala the poorest country in the Americas.
To expand programming to provide a comprehensive approach to building a stronger, healthier community. To address the problem of sex trafficking in our city: 1) a crisis shelter and intake facility are needed as critical first steps for stabilizing victims. 2) More beds are needed for the intensive treatment that can make it possible for these women to change their lives and become survivors, and 3) community-supported transitional housing is necessary for sustainability.
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