At Hands United, our vision is a world where those enslaved by human trafficking can become overcomers flourishing within the wider community.

The Hands United program relies on a holistic approach to individual restoration. We work with human trafficking survivors to heal physical, psychological, and sociological damage. Starting with a focus on individual self-development, we continue to build on this reinforced foundation.

We believe that a family unit is crucial to a healthy, transformative journey. Of course, there are many versions of a family unit; traditional(reuniting), foster, and/or nontraditional family units within the Hands United organization.

As our residents move into their second year in the program, we initiate the introduction/reunion of the family unit into the curriculum. This allows both the family and the resident to build healthy communication skills, and establish a trusting relationship.

We continue the relationship with our residents through mentorship, monthly group counseling sessions, and alumni events.

Safe place program

In partnership with the local Safe Place agency, Christian City, we are working to expand the locations of Safe Place sites that are readily available for youth in need in our communities. Safe Place is a program of the National Safe Place Network. The program is a youth-initiated intervention that is quick, confidential, and free.