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Lee & Laura Domingue - Founders

Louisiana-raised and Alabama-transplanted, Lee and Laura Domingue are parents to 5 and "Pops and Lovey" to 7 beautiful grandchildren.

After founding AppOne, a financial tech company acquired by a multi-billion dollar company 10 years later, Lee served as CEO until retiring in 2011.  During that time, Lee also founded the non-profit Kingdom Builders U.S. to help marketplace leaders live out their legacy of funding impactful causes.

 

Lee and Laura were exposed to the sex trade atrocities during a reconnaissance trip to find a safe house for survivors in Europe. After supporting the European effort, they were moved to fight the problem in their own backyard.  Trafficking Hope was birthed in 2007 to bring awareness, hope, and tools to fight trafficking throughout the U.S.

 

Lee also was co-Executive Producer of anti-trafficking motion picture, CAGED NO MORE, which released in 2015. 

 

IT STARTED WITH HOPE. 

IT ENDS WITH HOPE.

What began in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2007 is now in 22 states with over 71 partnerships. 

Trafficking hope exists to bring hope to survivors as well as support to those in the fight. 

It educates and equips and empowers so that the massive problem of trafficking doesn't feel so hopeless. 

TOGETHER, we can end it.

 
2020 - 2022

CARES Small Group Portal released specifically for church small groups. 

Partnership with Well House leads to further opportunities in providing for a Transitional Apartment Complex for survivors.

2016

NEW LOCATION: National Office relocated to Birmingham, Alabama in order to better support local churches and organizations in the fight against slavery.

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2014

CARES Initiative is launched

2012

AWARENESS IS KEY: Raising public awareness and educating residents of Baton Rouge, LA

2007

IT’S NOT OKAY: Trafficking Hope campaign is launched

2008-2011

HOUSING NEED: Purchased Hope House, a 32-acre site to serve as a restoration facility for victims of human trafficking.

2013

GROWTH & EXPANSION: National campaign launched to have a further reach into U.S. communities.

2015

HOPE CONTINUES: August 2016 The Great Louisiana Flood destroyed our Hope House facility. Partnership begins with Wellhouse to provide 24 hour victim care.

2017-2019

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Our Mission

To stop sex trafficking across the nation by providing awareness, education, survivor services, and empowering local churches to make a difference in their own communities.

 

Our Team

We are a movement full of creative, passionate, and hopeful activists from various spheres fighting together for a more just, fair, and thriving world.

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Leah Varnell


Isabella Jordan
Administrative Director

Karmen Payne

Community Coordinator

Director - Alabama