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. Treasured Vessels Foundation is devoted to providing a long-term safe place for healing and growth to individuals impacted by trauma from exploitation in sex trafficking. We provide food, shelter, education, and trauma care for survivors of sexual exploitation. We have a passion to help restore purpose and value to each person while providing a holistic and comprehensive approach to therapy for a sustainable future.
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 in the future. 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:
21% Decrease in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Symptoms
55% Decrease in Depressive Symptoms
74% Increase in feelings of self-esteem
Survivors who have been in a program for 12 months or less have an 80% recidivism rate, and survivors who have been in a program for 18 months or more have a 20% recidivism rate. This is why our program is 18 months long. TVF's long-term program is tailored specifically to each woman's unique needs.
- Academic Education
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Yoga classes
- Psychiatric, Medical, Dental Care
- Legal Assistance
- Substance Abuse Support
- Financial Literacy Courses
- Leadership Courses
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 to 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.
Our goal is to launch a medical outreach program and drop-in center by the end of 2022. In addition to Mental Health Care, 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 5 women in our program. TVF is ready to expand as soon as we raise the funds needed to continue providing quality long-term aftercare that our residents deserve. We currently have an opportunity to launch new transitional housing by the end of 2022. Would you consider supporting this new opportunity?