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We are so excited to have partnered with Design Portico to offer you the most amazing products that come with a donation to our work with child sex trafficking survivors. Just in time for Christmas….imagine giving a gift to your loved one that they can actually use that is also a way you can offer hope to children.

2021 Mission Report with Alexa

We are restoring survivors. That is our mission. That is what we do as an organization. Since our founding in 2015, we have committed ourselves to advocacy, outreach, and educating our communities on the realities of child sex trafficking.

We stay in front of our communities because survivors need to know that we see them, that we understand them, that we are the hands and feet of Jesus, and that they have a home with us. Our staff and volunteers made great efforts to participate in community events this year, connecting us with more champions than any other year in our mission. 

Our efforts in the community have spread in 2021 as well. While our most active participation is still in the Birmingham metro area, we have made great strides to reach deeper into Shelby County. And we have received warm welcomes from everyone we connect with! This includes more than just individuals. We are building bridges with victim service providers, state agencies, and spearheading the efforts to bring valuable human trafficking training to the 2022 World Games volunteer team. Our champions deserve honor and praise for all their efforts in keeping our mission front and center in Jefferson and Shelby County! We cannot do this mission alone.

While providing essential services has always been a part of our mission behind the scenes, 2021 marks the year we made our most significant stride towards achieving this mission. Over the summer, we bought 73 acres in Shelby County. While we fully intended to pay off this property by the end of the year, never could we imagine the plans God had in store. Before we officially hit the fall season, our Lord brought us one generous donor who completely paid off our property loan of $200,000! All praise to God.

This means that our mission is now on track to round out its available programs, aligning what we do day-to-day with our mission: to provide essential services, compassionate care, and a loving Christian witness to child survivors of sex trafficking. Our plans for 2022 include breaking ground on a 10,000 square foot, nine-bed therapeutic restoration home for girls ages 12-17 and (God willing!) 1 on-site foster care home! 

We are working with architects. We are partnering with professionals to staff this home. Our plans are in the works. And this home is coming.

Our mission only works if we do this together. I encourage every one of you to join us in the way God has moved you to. Whether by praying over our mission, sharing our story, learning more about survivors, or giving your time and resources. We need all of us to come together, trusting in a Sovereign God, to see Alabama’s first home for child sex trafficking survivors come into being!

Alexa James
Alexa James

Blanket Fort Hope
Chief Executive Officer

Our Staff is Growing

After a tremendous year of financial growth in 2020, we realized that the time was right to grow our organization. We are so happy to announce our first full-time hire, Justin Adderholt. Justin will be filling our organization’s long-standing need for a Development Director. He brings 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising and an invaluable voice of consistency to Blanket Fort Hope. In this new role, he will be responsible for building relationships with donors, influencers, and vendors that will help build the presence and scope of our organization in Alabama.

In the beginning of last year, Justin came across our mission through our partnership with The Church at Brook Hills. He was so moved by our presentation, that he reached out immediately to set a meeting with Alexa. Within the next month, they had begun work on updating the brand and making plans for the new website. Since serving in a volunteer capacity for the last year, he has breathed life and consistency into our brand presence while also overseeing the launch of our brand-new website, integrating our brand standards, event promotion, and building relationships through volunteer coordination.

We are excited and confident in his abilities to help Blanket Fort Hope reach its next goal of building the restorative therapeutic center for child survivors. Please welcome Justin to our team!

Be sure to follow him on social media!

[UPDATE] An offer is accepted on land in Shelby Co, Alabama!

Our land offer has been accepted! We are officially raising funds to build our restorative therapeutic center for child survivors! Donate today to help Build the Fort.

Not a full month into 2021 and God is already doing great work! We are excited to announce we have made an offer on a beautiful 73 acre piece of property in Shelby County, Alabama! Partially developed with existing baseball fields that will continue to be leased to a nearby Christian school, and the rest ripe for development, we know this is the land God is calling us to!

We are praising God for this special opportunity to develop and build Alabama’s first home to provide dedicated therapeutic assistance to child victims of trafficking. “Fort Hope Ranch” will serve these precious children by providing them with stability, love, therapy, education, freedom, while exposing them to the Gospel truths of Jesus Christ. 

We pray you will join us in celebrating this tremendous win for Blanket Fort Hope!

For partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, please contact alexa@blanketforthope.org.

If you would like to make a contribution to our Investing In Hope capital campaign to help build Alabama’s first crisis and therapeutic center for child victims of human trafficking, please consider a one-time or recurring donation directly to our housing fund.