Lily Pad Haven is now part of Hope for Justice
We are pleased to announce that Lily Pad Haven is now part of the Hope for Justice family! Hope for Justice is a global anti-trafficking non-profit working across five continents from more than 30 locations to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
The vital services provided by our experienced team will be safeguarded for the future and expanded with fresh investment, Hope for Justice has confirmed. Best practice will be drawn from both organizations as part of a new combined team.
Benjenus Jenkins said: “As Executive Director of Lily Pad Haven, I am excited about the merger and becoming part of Hope for Justice. This partnership will allow us to increase our efficiency in supporting survivors of human trafficking, increasing survivors’ integration into society as empowered, stable, and self-sufficient individuals.”
Ben Cooley, CEO and co-founder of Hope for Justice, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Lily Pad Haven to the Hope for Justice family. We look forward to working together to help more victims become survivors become overcomers.”
As well as safety, shelter and respite, survivors of human trafficking living at Lily Pad Haven can also access many other services via community partners to speed and assist the transition back into mainstream society and new opportunities. Hope for Justice and Lily Pad Haven are together developing a strategy to further build on these services, drawing on best practice models from both organizations.
Becoming part of the Hope for Justice family will amplify the impact of Lily Pad Haven services, as our aftercare is combined with Hope for Justice’s other US-based projects focused on prevention and rescue, as well as training and awareness. The strong intention is to secure further suitable properties to increase the number of people who can be offered direct support and shelter.
Hope for Justice, which has its US headquarters in Nashville, TN, is right now expanding its outreach, investigation and rescue programs into new cities and states, so more survivors in need of aftercare from across the nation will be served at Lily Pad Haven’s safe houses.
We know the true number of human trafficking cases across the nation is far higher than official statistics can capture, which is why we believe in the power of a holistic program that encompasses prevention, rescue and legislation as well as aftercare.
Covid-19 means that those who are already vulnerable are at even higher risk of being targeted by traffickers. Now is the time to take action to better protect them.