Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness Month
Although January is National Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness Month, this heinous crime plagues our cities and neighborhoods every single day. It is critical for the safety and wellbeing of our children, youth and families that we shine a light on this issue bringing it out of the darkness, making it no longer invisible to the average person. In 2019 Place of Hope created an educational film, Invisible, to do just that. Watch the 30 minute full length version on our YouTube channel @placeofhopepbg.
Trafficked by her mom at age 11. Meet Savannah.
From our documentary, Invisible, Savannah shares her very personal and unimaginable experience of being trafficked for over a decade starting at 11 years. Today, Savannah is a Survivor Leader. She speaks nationally sharing her story and helping equip community members with the knowledge to help fight this egregious and heinous crime hiding in our neighborhoods.
Be The Light.
Can you answer these questions?
  • What is really Human Trafficking? What does it look like?
  • Where does Human Trafficking occur?
  • Who are the victims? Who are the traffickers?

"Often the general public will immediately envision the movie 'Taken' when they hear the term human trafficking, or they think it is something that only happens in Eastern European countries, or even confuse the term with smuggling. Those misnomers are exactly what keeps the public in the dark and the victims invisible. It takes less than 30 minutes to become educated on the truth and to bring this evil crime into the light." Jamie Bond, Director of Development at Place of Hope and former Chair and former Vice Chair of the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Treasure Coast & Okeechobee.

To learn more about an in-person educational presentation, email us at
In addition to education and awareness presentations, Place of Hope is fighting this egregious crime by providing high-quality case management, wrap around support services and housing for survivors of human trafficking. On average, Place of Hope is caring for nearly a dozen survivors each day across our footprint - both male and female, and adults and minors. Unfortunately, there are not many organizations providing these resources. #BeTheLight #JoinTheMovement and make a donation toward our Human Trafficking Education, Prevention and Support Services program.
Great Charity Challenge!
Did you hear the great news?! Place of Hope's sister entity, Villages of Hope, was selected as one of the participating charities in the 14th edition of the Great Charity Challenge taking place on Saturday, February 4 at Wellington International!

This is a fun family-friendly event for everyone! Come out and cheer on the riders as they compete to take first place in the Great Charity Challenge! Opening announcements begin at 6:40PM, followed by the first rider at 7PM!

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Wednesday, January 25, is our Founding CEO's birthday! Tomorrow help us wish Charles Bender a very happy birthday by leaving a comment on our Facebook page or Instagram @placeofhopepbg.

We are grateful for his visionary leadership and faithfulness!
Shop to Support Place of Hope!
Join us Tuesday, January 31 at Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach for a "Shop for a Cause" giveback day! From 10AM - 2PM Lilly Pulitzer will be donating 10% of event proceeds. So come shop and mention "Place of Hope" at checkout!

If you cannot make it into the store during those hours but still want to support Place of Hope, you can call in your order over the phone! 561-653-8282

240 Worth Ave., Palm Beach
Join us Thursday, February 9th from 4PM - 7PM at LOLA DRE for a Galentine's Day event! Hosted by Jena Sims and Morgan Jaye, this will be a glammed up girls night out you will not want to miss!

10% of all proceeds will go to Place of Hope!

111 Breakwater Ct, Jupiter (located in Harbourside Place).
Shop through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to Place of Hope! Support the children and youth in our care by selecting us as your charity of choice!