Our Foundation offers hope to those who have survived trafficking situations. We offer hope and support to survivors, giving them access to opportunities, so they may achieve their goals and dreams and build a new life.
Spero Foundation was established to provide support to survivors of sex trafficking through scholarship, treatment, therapy, professional training, internship, employment opportunities and rehabilitation. There are misconceptions that trafficking only happens in certain demographics. It is a much bigger problem in the United States than most of us realize. Children and women of all ages are at risk, in any area of the country. Once someone is rescued, the recovery is a lifelong, never ending journey. Education and awareness are the most important tools to understanding how children and people are at risk to being abducted, sold and trafficked. It was through education that we realized how tragic and prevalent trafficking is in our own backyard. With each discovery the need to create an organization that addressed the long-term recovery needs of survivors became crystal clear. Survivors are silenced through abuse, we offer hope, so that they can find their voice again.
Imagine that your child was walking home from school. A van pulls up and within seconds they are taken and gone. Spero Foundation is Latin for “I hope”. Our mission is to provide hope to the families and survivors of sex trafficking. Hope that families and survivors are not alone. We aim to be a beacon of light in the darkness of fear and doubt. Hope for survivors can be in the form of a scholarship to obtain the education they didn’t think was possible. It can be transitional housing so they can feel safe and re-establish self-confidence. It can also in the form of support, rehabilitation and therapy. Offering “hope” through love, dedication, and support for survivors is our mission.
The Spero Foundation is partnering with various organizations and businesses to spread awareness of sex trafficking trough campaigns, educational and outreach efforts. Through our fundraising efforts we are establishing scholarships for qualified applicants, employment training and opportunities, and an ongoing worldwide campaign to prevent sex trafficking.