A Restoration Home is Coming To Shelby County!

Since our founding in 2015, we have always dreamed of opening a restoration home for child survivors of sex trafficking. We have scrimped and saved and have finally hit the next major milestone!

Blanket Fort Hope OFFICIALLY owns 73 acres in Shelby County, AL!  

Praise God for all of his goodness, and his blessings, and the people He has brought to us! 

The Next Phase: Building A Home

With the purchase of 73 acres we are now positioned to move forward with plans to build a one-of-a-kind minor Restoration Home.

Given that there are fewer than 700 beds nationwide, and fewer than 25 beds proposed for Alabama in the next 2 years, we are stepping up to serve 9 child survivors in our Home, with the ability to expand that number with the construction of additional Therapeutic Foster Care Cottages.

Once this home is built, every child that steps through our door will receive the same care, regardless of background:

  • Psychological Trauma Assessment
  • Family Restoration Assistance
  • Mental Health Planning
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Access to K-12, GED, and Collegiate Resources
  • Equestrian & K-9 Therapeutic Programs
  • Tattoo & Branding Removal

As a child begins to be restored, they will be moved into ongoing Therapeutic Foster Care, with access to Transitional Living Services, while always being able to take advantage of Blanket Fort Hope’s resources. 

Construction is set to begin 2022 and is projected to cost around $1.2 million to fund the facility and first year staffing. Restoration costs for each child is estimated to be around $4,000 per month. Blanket Fort Hope is prayerfully entering into a season of fundraising, trusting that God and our community will compassionately respond to this urgent need.


“Children are the most common victims of human trafficking. Crisis centers are needed to provide hands-on, face to face help to those who are the most vulnerable in our state. This underserved group of victims desperately needs this help in Alabama.”

— Cam Ward (R), Alabama State Senator.

A Mission Moving Forward

Now is the time for our Champions to be extra diligent. While we are incredibly grateful for God and his providence for bringing us here, we realize that there is so much more we have to do. 

We have spent the last 5 years building key relationships in the non-profit, private, and public sectors. With support of partners like The Church at Brook Hills, Grace Klein Communities, Shelby County DHR, Big Oak Ranch, Southeastern Construction, Mills Pharmacy, and Shelby Pediatric Dentistry, and so many more, we have guaranteed that our mission is sustained through sound wisdom, keen insight, and heartfelt compassion for children. 

But we also need supporters like you. Individuals who God is calling to help move us forward.

We will see this home built and every child restored!

The Groundwork is Being Laid!

We have some wonderful news we’d like to share everyone! This week we set the groundwork for future construction on our potential property by roughing out an access road, installing a front gate, and moving into the final stages of the survey

We recognize these as small steps in the first of many over the next few months. We trust God with this mission and we invite you to continue praying for us!

To-date we have raised over 45% of the necessary capital to pay up front for the land. Our dream is to close on this property debt free this summer, after that, God-willing: land clearing and official ground breaking! 

Be on the look out for future events where you’ll be able to visit and see what our plans look like in person!

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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!

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[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.