Working to end

Sex Trafficking


*The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Institute on
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

85% of sex trafficking victims report having suffered childhood sexual abuse.

Voice of Hope Sex Trafficking Victim Services include:

  • Case Management
  • Assistance Completing Crime Victim’s Compensation Paperwork
  • Medical & Law Enforcement Accompaniment Assistance with Placement into Sex Trafficking Victim Residential Therapeutic Programs
  • Counseling
  • Support Groups

Our staff are available to provide training on this issue. To learn more about combating sex trafficking in West Texas, please contact Leslie Timmons, Community Educator: (806) 763-3232 or email

What makes a child vulnerable to child sex trafficking? Pre-teen or adolescent girls are more susceptible to calculated advances, deception, and manipulation tactics used by traffickers/pimps- no youth is exempt from falling prey to these tactics.

*Shared Hope International

Traffickers target locations youth frequent such as social media sites, schools, malls, parks, bus stops, shelters, and group homes. Runaway or homeless youth, as well as those with a history of physical and sexual abuse, may have an INCREASED risk of being trafficked.

*Shared Hope International

Sex Traffickers are continually trolling the internet posing as a teen girl or boy interested in friendship. The relationship is developed without threat until the unsuspecting child agrees to meet them, to send compromising photos or shares their deepest secrets with them. That’s when the predator can move in and begin to separate them.

*Shared Hope International

Voice of Hope exists for survivors of sexual assault and sex trafficking.

The staff, the Board of Directors and the volunteer Advocates of Voice of Hope
are committed to survivors, their trauma, their courage and
the resolution of their crisis.