Programs at Hope Rising

Hope Rising offers to the youth in its care Talk Therapy, Equine Therapy, Life Skills, and wrap-around services. We take a trauma-informed approach and adhere to trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) as developed by the Karin Purvis Institute at Texas Christian University.

We offer foster parents respite services at no cost, along with annual training and assistance with complying with the technical requirements of foster parent service. We host a private Facebook group for parents to connect with each other and to build community.

Each home is assigned a caseworker to serve as a liaison to services and to the State of Texas’ oversight agencies.

To express interest in becoming a foster parent, please submit our foster care interest form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Human Trafficking Really an issue in Texas?

Yes. According to a 2016 University of Texas study, an estimated 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas each year.

How many homes do you currently have for survivors?

We are constantly growing, but at the moment we have 7 homes. 

Is sex trafficking different from prostitution?

We don’t like to differentiate between the two. When statistics show that the majority of women in prostitution were forced, coerced, or lured before the age of 18, it’s difficult to ever want to make the assumption that a woman chose the life for herself. Instead, it is safer to assume that women are trafficked into prostitution.  We do recognize that some may choose this lifestyle for themselves, but we are more interested in protecting the majority, which were not given the ability to make a choice. 

What is Equine Therapy?

Equine Therapy differentiates from traditional therapy because it involves a non-verbal animal. Horses are known to have an uncanny ability to reflect human emotion; when going through equine therapy you may appear calm and collected on the surface, but a horse can sense what is unspoken. It causes a degree of vulnerability, which allows the girls to see that the horses won’t reject them. They accept the our girls exactly as they are, and carry their emotions to help them heal. 

Are boys victims of sex trafficking too?

Yes. Believe it or not, boys make up about 25% of sex trafficking victims in the staet of Texas. We currently have one home for boys. 

Can I request a guest speaker?

Absolutely! We have a team of people that are very gifted speakers whom we send out for that very specific reason. We’ve trained Police Departments, Fire Departments, Hospitals,  Schools, Churches, events of every kind. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss how we may assist you in spreading awareness.