About the Founder

Alicia Bush – Founder
Alicia Bush – Founder & President
  • Alicia Bush is a native Texan, born and raised in Texarkana. From there she traveled to The University of North Texas and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology/Chemistry. Having considered medical school, Alicia had a leaning for the healing arts. Thus, she positioned herself in surgical device sales. This placed her in the operating room every day. She distinguished herself from her peers by her profound caring for each individual patient’s best care. It was this characteristic that gained the trust and respect of surgeons across north Texas. And thus she rose to be a top ten salesperson nationwide year after year.

  • Alicia was always able to compartmentalize her professional and personal life. In her personal life she became the wife of a successful custom home builder, mother of three, and dedicated leader in her church. When the demands of these roles increased, she was unequivocal in making the decision to resign her sales position in 2014. With time to homeschool her children and expand her role as a worship leader, she also listened intently to a calling placed on her heart. Out of this was founded Treasured Vessels Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.

    The mission of Treasured Vessels is to build residential treatment facilities for underage girls rescued from sex trafficking.

  • Sex trafficking is the fastest growing industry in the USA. Texas is a hub with Dallas and Houston being among the most actively involved cities. On any given night, 400 under-aged girls will be sold for sex in Dallas. Their age ranges from 11 to 13 when they are stolen or coerced into “The Life”. They are subjected to a programmed degradation of mind, body, and spirit until they willingly obey. Once trapped in “The Life”, their life expectancy is 11 years.   If lucky enough to be rescued, they will need 18 to 36 months of residential treatment. But for most…. there is nowhere to go…. except back to “The Life”.

    Treasured Vessels will change this, and Alicia Bush is leading the effort.

The Who Behind Our What

We look forward to the day our doors are open and we have a place for these girls to go and receive the long term, residential care they need. Each bed in each home represents a life that deserves freedom and healing, and they are the reason we are doing what we are doing.

Our Goal For 2017

Our goal is to build an education center, offer therapy, culinary services, art therapy, and have residents in our homes by 2018.

Learning about Human Trafficking

Over this past year we have managed to become a part of different task forces and learn from CPS, to help us understand the lane we were meant to run in. This has helped us get closer to tailoring our program to the needs of each survivor.

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