Alliance for HOPE International is one of the leading systems and social change organizations in the country focused on creating innovative, collaborative, trauma-informed approaches to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. Alliance for HOPE International and its allied Centers serve more than 150,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children each year in the United States. The Alliance supports multi-agency Centers in more than ten countries and trains more than 10,000 multi-disciplinary professionals every year.
The mission of Alliance for HOPE International is to create pathways to hope for women, children, and men who are victims of domestic violence and related sexual assault through collaborative, integrated multi-disciplinary centers, teams, and initiatives in order to break the generational cycle of violence and abuse in families across the United States and around the world.
Our Vision A future where:
- All the needs of victims are met
- Children are protected
- Batterers are held accountable
- Violence fades
- Economic justice increases
- Families heal and thrive,
- Hope is realized, and
- We ALL work together
The What and The Why
Alliance for HOPE International helps children and adult survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual abuse find pathways to hope and healing. All of our programs focus on increasing Hope in the lives of children and adults and we can prove it. Hope is a science and it is measurable. Sadly, many social service programs do not measure their results and cannot prove to donors the diret impact of their work. Through a partnership with the University of Oklahoma’s Center of Applied Research on Nonprofit Organizations, one of the leading Hope Research Centers in the country, Alliance for HOPE International measures Hope, Resiliency, Strength of Character, and a host of of other outcomes from our programs and allied Centers across the United States. Why does Hope matter? Why are so so focused on increasing Hope in the lives of those impacted by violence and abuse?
Hope is the single most important predictor of long-term outcomes in the lives of survivors. High hope people navigate their way through trauma better than low hope people. Using the Hope Index, we measure Hope before and after we work with children and adult survivors of violence and abuse. Our latest Hope research, focused on the work of our Camp HOPE America program for children exposed to domestic violence, has found statistically significant increases in Hope scores from our evidence-based curriculum and activities at Camp HOPE programs in Family Justice Centers across America. The research is being published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal this year.
Children exposed to domestic violence and related child abuse suffer profound trauma. Unmitigated trauma can create lifelong impacts in the lives of children, teens, and adults. Most of those arrested and incarcerated in this country for ALL crimes grew up in homes with some mix of child abuse, domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol. Children and teens growing up in violent and abusive homes often repeat the cycle into the next generation as both victims and perpetrators – costing society and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars – leaving a trail of pain, brokenness, and heartbreak. You can help us break this vicious generational cycle. You can be a Hope Giver! To donate to our lifesaving work, click here.
Children exposed to the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of child abuse need cheerleaders in their lives and pathways to hope and healing. The Alliance provides trauma-exposed children with mentors, peer counselors, and specialized camping and mentoring activities that produce hope and healing. The University of Oklahoma’s national research team has called the Alliance’s work a “pathway of hope” for children and teens. Support for the Alliance’s Camp HOPE America and other specialized programs, including our Family Justice Centers and other types of multi-agency collaboratives across the United States, helps break the vicious generational cycle of domestic violence and child abuse. When we can increase Hope in the lives of children and adult survivors, we can change their destinies.
To see a few of our hundreds of Hope Heroes and listen to their Hope Stories, click here.
You can be a Hope Giver and help us change the destinies of thousands of children across the country!
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