Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.

The International Labor Organization estimates that at any given time 40.3 million people are trapped in human trafficking.

Florida ranks 3rd in the NATION for human trafficking and we are fighting hard to change that!


Unfortunately, human trafficking is not something that just our foster kids and homeless youth are vulnerable to. Human trafficking can happen to anyone, and our community kids are at-risk of being trafficked as well. In an effort to educate everyone on this growing issue of human trafficking and prevent more children from becoming victims, Place of Hope provides prevention and education services.

“The My Life My Choice groups have provided solid knowledge and insight for our girls into what human trafficking encompasses, as well as helping to build their self-esteem, pride in themselves, learning to express themselves and protecting themselves.” Jeaneen West, Milagros Center

“They have gained skills and awareness of the issues surrounding child exploitation, and also felt a growth in confidence and bonding from participation in the group.” Erin Sinsley, Osceola Creek Middle School

“I volunteer because even if one person can be helped due to our efforts, that’s a win!” – Tracy Leder, Hope Campaign Volunteer

“We are thankful to have partnered with Place of Hope who provided educational training via informative presentations to our staff and helped raise awareness among caregivers of this important issue.”- Ruth Schwarzkopf, West Boca Medical Center, Chief Nursing Officer,

“In the land of sunshine, there shouldn’t be such darkness. Place of Hope is a leader in providing victims of human trafficking the love they need and a sunnier future. FPL stands with Place of Hope because their work reflects our commitment to a high quality of life in the communities we serve so businesses and families can grow and thrive.” Thomas Bean, FPL, Director of Public Community Engagement



Throughout all of our programs, we serve victims of human trafficking. We are dedicated to providing them with support and wrap-around servicesIn addition to education and prevention services, Place of Hope provides aftercare services for victims throughout all of our programs. These services include:

  • professional case management
  • quality medical care
  • counseling, therapy
  • tutoring
  • mentoring
  • life skills development
  • hope and healing opportunities

Place of Hope is dedicated to providing these victims with the tools they need to overcome their past and create a bright future. Click here to learn more about how we restore hope.



We are in the process of developing a new social enterprise, Peninsula Coffee, to help combat human trafficking in our community. By buying bags of coffee or using our coffee catering services, community members will be able to provide hope to the victims on our recovery and support programs. This social enterprise will also create jobs for the youth in our care, where they will learn essential life-skills that they can take with them into their careers and gain the experience they need to create bright futures for themselves.

Education and Prevention Services Sponsors

With the sponsorship of these generous community members, Place of Hope is able to offer education and prevention services to the community.


Palm Beach County Bar Association – North County Section

Gary Peters Family Foundation

Palm Beach County Bar Association – North County Section

Gary Peters Family Foundation

Richard W. Slawson, Esq.

The Warren Family Foundation

Education and Prevention Services Sponsors

Place of Hope collaborates with other like-minded organizations to provide the best education and prevention resources possible to our community.


The Milagro Center

Palm Beach County Crime Prevention Officers Association

Palm Beach Kennel Club


Presentation Sponsors 

33rd Annual Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference

Advent Lutheran

Boca City Council

Boca Raton Rotary Club

CareerSource (Belle Glade)

Crime Preventions Officer’s Association

Discover the Palm Beaches


Hair Market

Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches

Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Leadership Boca

Leadership Class 36 (Port St. Lucie)

The Lord’s Place

Marjorie Fisher Boys and Girls Club

National Coalition of 100 Black Women


Palm Beach County Crime Justice Commission

Palm Beach County Human Trafficking Task Force

Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition

Shoppe 561

St. Andrews Country Club

St. Mary’s Hospital

Stuart Leadership Advisory Council

Treasure Coast Human Trafficking Coalition

Vero Beach Christian Business Association

Wellington Regional Medical Center

West Boca Medical Center

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