WHO WE ARE
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 have a passion to help restore purpose and value to each person, while providing a holistic and comprehensive approach in 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 want to help each woman walk confidently toward their dreams and support them in achieving success.
"TVF longs for a community, a country and world where people are free from enslavement. We desire for people to learn to look past brokenness and cracks on the outside and reveal the treasure inside."
Behind Our What
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 TVF directly from jail, exploitative situations, or court. Many have tried to escape their traffickers before and were not successful. Most would be homeless without TVF's intervention. Survivors have endured intense sexual and mental abuse, often lack money, have a limited education, and lack supportive friends or family. TVF refers to residents as interns, which is an affirming
a residential community in North Texas operating as a clinically therapeutic aftercare program for survivors of domestic sex trafficking.
grow the capacity of our current program and become a program that is reproducible.
provide long term, comprehensive, holistic therapy.
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. In 2014 she unequivocally made the decision to resign her sales position in 2014 after listening intently to a calling placed on her heart. Out of this was founded Treasured Vessels Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.
Alicia Bush is a wife, homeschooling mother of three, author, International Missionary, White House Faith Leader and the Founder | CEO of Treasured Vessels Foundation. Alicia's goal is to eradicate this tragedy and work herself out of a job. She is an active member in the C7 Coalition, North Texas Coalition Against Sex Trafficking, C3ST, Youth Homelessness Committee, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Plano Chamber of Commerce, and the CEO Non-Profit Council.
Interview with Alicia
Get to know Alicia Bush through her interview with Lifestyle Frisco Building Shelters and Healing Hearts at Treasured Vessels
a Passion for making real change
Abigail has a heart for the hurting and needy. She has a passion to use her gifts and talents to help play her part in ending human trafficking. Abigail has a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership. She joined TVF's team after connecting with Alicia Bush, Founder | CEO, in Thailand serving women in the red-lights district. She currently sits on the Board of the North Texas Coalition.
Kelly volunteered with children and youth internationally most of her teen and early adult life. Her passion is to advocate for the dignity of a human life and see those enslaved find freedom, healing and value. Originally from Florida, Kelly graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communications, Minoring in Business Administration. She has lived in Texas for the last 14 years working in Relationship Management, Marketing and Sales, where 6 of those years spent working with a Dallas based nonprofit focusing on at-risk youth and mentorship. Prior to Texas, Kelly spent a decade in Nashville working with speakers, musicians, and celebrities in Relationship & Client Management. She is married with 2 children and resides locally in the Frisco area.
Elizabeth received her master's in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. First learning about sexual exploitation while in high school, she knew she wanted to be a part of bringing freedom to those enslaved. While pursuing her master's she began working directly with trafficking survivors in a residential home. She saw first hand the challenges in seeing survivors receive the comprehensive care needed to thrive. Elizabeth brings her passion to see each victim of trafficking find freedom, healing and restoration and pursuit of evidence based practices to the clinical portion of TVF.
Summer knew from early in her life that she wanted to assist others in the healing process. Through volunteer work in college, she found a passion working with adolescents. Summer graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in Psychology. She then moved to the Dallas area to pursue her Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Texas. While in graduate school, she worked on the psychiatric unit at a children’s hospital. Summer interned at a non-profit focusing on child abuse. Upon completion of her degree, Summer taught Special Education for 2 years and then became a junior high school counselor for 3 years. Summer left the school field to work as a supervisor and clinical director in the nonprofit world. She has over 16 years of experience working with victims of abuse and trauma. Summer is married with 2 children and resides in the Collin County area. Summer spends her free time cheering her children on at their sporting events.
Letetia Smith is a RN and Program Director at TVF.
Letetia believes that leadership and analytical skills are not only a fundamental part of learning, but also the basic foundation to success. In addition, to being a wife and mother, Letetia is a graduate of Faith Community Nursing program, Leadership Frisco Class of XXIII, Author, CEO and Mindset Coach to youth in the community. She has also been featured in Voyage Magazine with her Non-profit Destiny’s Leaders. Letetia’s focus is on loving others, leading well and living life intentionally!
Liza is one of our Assistant Program Directors. Liza supports our residents in the safe house, as well as assisting in team building lessons and activities with our residents and staff. She also assists in staff, resident, and volunteer onboarding and program management.
Along with a background in teaching, she has worked and partnered with missions and humanitarian organizations all over the globe. She has also volunteered as a mentor in prisons and Juvenile Detention Centers. Her passion and focus are in team building and training up leaders.
Kelly has worked and volunteered all over the world. After leaving the pharmaceutical industry she began to study law and work in anti-human trafficking communications. Kelly has a long term vision for our residents to grow to become leaders in their own communities and a vision to see the cycles of crime broken through prosecution of traffickers.
Leaders who want to make an impact
Kate Valent focuses her practice on construction law, business litigation and intellectual property. An experienced construction lawyer, Kate assists clients in both commercial and residential construction matters including: construction litigation, contract disputes, AIA contract review, mechanics liens, collections, and intellectual property matters.
Kate is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and all federal districts and bankruptcy courts in Texas. Kate also has served on the Board of the Golden Corridor Republican Women’s Club of Collin County and the Foundation for Allen ISD Schools. Kate is an active community member and resides in Frisco, TX.
Jaime Cabrera is a seasoned executive that has worked in healthcare operations and information systems for over 20 years in a variety of complex and nationally recognized organizations. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, new business development, resource development and management, operations and finance. She earned her Masters of Public Health in Management and Policy from UCLA and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jaime, her husband Stelios, and their three adopted dogs recently relocated to Texas from Colorado. Jaime maintains her role as the Executive Director of the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC), a statewide nonprofit that improves maternal and infant care quality. She is an active philanthropist, volunteer and advocate. Jaime most recently served, as the Chair of the 2019 March of Dimes Denver March for Babies, has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 8 years, was the Vice Chair of the American Heart Association’s State Advocacy Committee and Grassroots Action Team, and served on the Board of Directors for Environmental Learning for Kids for 4 years. Jaime looks forward to serving her new community in Texas.
Tamiel is an apartment real estate investor, a three-time Amazon best-selling author,
mother of 2, and the President & co-founder of Think Multifamily.
She, along with her husband Mark, currently own over 6700 Apartment units in 6 states across the U.S. Tamiel is passionate about apartment investing and she offers a holistic & family oriented approach to educating others on how to be successful in this business. She
holds investor education conferences multiple times a year to help others learn how they can use apartment investing to provide freedom for themselves and their families.
Prior to being a full-time real estate investor, Tamiel was a Registered Nurse and served on the board of a Christian Medical Missions charity for over thirteen years. She is still actively involved in supporting Missions that work with at risk children and those who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
Ryan is President at Poiema Brands.
Tiffany Hendra inspires women from all walks of life to live their most authentic, stylish, purposeful and courageous lives. She is a wife, TV personality, empowerment coach, creator of the YouTube Channel, Sanctuary Of Style which has graduated into The Coaching Sanctuary™, an empowerment company for women. Tiffany was inducted into the Bravo housewives sorority as a season one star on Real Housewives Of Dallas. Her mission is to help women live in freedom by aligning with God, harnessing their innate feminine power, using their voice, cultivating courage and living “all in” with unapologetic authenticity.
For more on Tiffany, check out her website tiffanyhendra.com and follow the behind the scenes of her life on Instagram @tiffanyhendra.
With over 15 years experience in software sales and operations, Barnes currently serves as Vice President at Agfa Healthcare driving sales and revenue for the organization. Her vision is to build the largest philanthropic marketplace on the planet, helping organizations better serve their clients and helping those in need.After learning that donations rarely make it to those in need in the U.S., Barnes is inspired to introduce a platform that forever changes how donations happen.With deep rooted connections in the non-profit space, she’s captured the attention of several organizations with this highly innovative model that facilitates a person to person transaction and simultaneously gives to those in need.15 years of executive management and B2B sales experience has Barnes will positioned to drive big results with the DropCloth app.19
Treasured Vessels would like to thank those who have taken their stand in the fight against sex trafficking with us. Thank you for being a Community Partner of TVF!
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Treasured Vessels Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization | EIN 46-3947870