shared hope international




Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking with a three-prong approach.

  • PREVENT - Through training awareness, and collaboration, we seek to inspire creative prevention strategies.
  • RESTORE - Our strategic guidance and funding helps local organizations expand shelter and services for survivors.
  • BRING JUSTICE - Our justice initiatives accelerate legislative and policy solutions to combat injustice and protect victims.

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S.T.A.R.S formerly known as Wake up Youth was the first human trafficking organization that Shared Hope International domestically funded. This funding has given S.T.A.R.S the ability to initiate multiple projects and assist in our efforts to help human trafficking survivors. We would like to say thank you for the years of support.

Linda Smith CEO Shared Hope

Elesondra Deromano and Samanth (Shared Hope Legal Department)

Key Note Speaker Cincinnati, Ohio 2019.

EleSondra with her sister survivors from Columbus in Hawaii

Letter that was given to El inside the Lacy book

Renting Lacy -A Book written about EleSondra and three other survivors.

Clowning Around