WHO WE ARE
Treasured Vessels Foundation was founded in 2016, when Founder, Alicia Bush, decided to listen intently to a calling placed on her heart. TVF is an anti-trafficking organization devoted to providing comprehensive mental health services, a safe living environment in our TVF home, health and nutritional support, education and career focused curriculum, as well as core life skills for females ages 18 to 24 years old. We also bring internet safety and prevention education to churches, schools, healthcare providers and community members.
No other agency in North Texas can match Treasured Vessels Foundation's program with intensive, long-term mental health services and supportive programming that focuses on developing stability while increasing capacity for greater autonomy and long-term sustainability. We believe in creating new pathways in restorative care and want to help each woman walk confidently toward their dreams and support them in achieving success.
Behind Our What
We currently serve females ages 18-24 rescued from sex trafficking in North Texas. We look forward to helping each girl walk towards freedom 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.
Women often come to Treasured Vessels Foundation directly from jail, court, or referrals from partner organizations. Many have tried to escape their traffickers before and were not successful. Most would be homeless without TVF's intervention.
We currently serve females ages 18-24 rescued from sex trafficking in North Texas. We look forward to helping each girl walk towards freedom and receive the long-term, residential care they need. Women often come to TVF directly from jail, exploitative situations, or court. Many have tried to escape their traffickers before and were not successful.
After 3 months on average, our resident interns HAD:
41% Decrease in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Symptoms
18% Decrease in Depressive Symptoms
84% Increase in feelings of self-esteem
TVF's long-term program is tailored specifically to each woman's unique needs.
- Comprehensive Mental Health Services
- Health and Nutrition
- A Safe Living Environment
- Academic Education
- Yoga, Karate, and Self–Defense Classes
- Legal Assistance
- Psychiatric, Medical, and Dental Care
- Substance Abuse Support
- Education to Schools, Churches, and Healthcare Providers
- Case Management
- And much more….
We have designed a collaborative and comprehensive program through community partnerships to serve sex trafficking survivors with the most complex of trauma.
- Evidenced-based program
- Assess each of our women on symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression
- Continue to develop a team of competent, passionate, and values aligned staff, volunteer, and partners
Addressing the mental health needs of survivors is essential for them to maintain their educational and career goals. Success is unique to each person. Safety, health, and self-sufficiency are the first steps to achieving that success.
The mission of Treasured Vessels Foundation is to educate our communities and equip them with human trafficking and mental health resources. We want all of our staff, volunteers, and partners to be fully equipped and educated. This is important because, in order to make a significant impact, we have to be aware of what we are up against. We frequently educate members of our communities by providing training on Trauma, Internet Safety, and Human Trafficking Awareness. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for us to speak to and/or educate your team.
Our goal is to launch a medical outreach program and drop-in center. In addition to Comprehensive Mental Health Care Services, we currently provide medical assistance tailored specifically to each woman's medical needs.
- Well Women's Exam
- Breast Exam
- Labs for blood tests and medication follow-ups
- Medications for treatment
- Eye Care
Did you know that there are only 528 beds for long-term aftercare in the entire United States of America available for survivors of sex trafficking? Each bed in our home represents a life that deserves freedom and healing. They are the reason we are doing what we are doing. Most would be homeless without TVF's intervention. We currently have the capacity to support 6 women in our program. TVF is ready to expand as soon as we raise the funds needed to continue providing the quality long-term aftercare that our residents deserve. Would you consider supporting the growth of our program?