The Santa Barbara Project Podcast aims to tell stories from all walks of life. Unflinching, raw and inspirational. Here, we all have a voice and can make a difference.
Sally Cook | episode #2
In this episode, Nathaniel Gray talks with Sally Cook about sex trafficking and its tight grip on the youth here in Santa Barbara. Sally, is the co-founder of Hope Refuge.
It is the vision of Hope Refuge to provide for one of the greatest needs for these girls; a safe place where they can be restored and healed. In view of this goal, Hope Refuge is in the final process of obtaining our Community Care License and opening one of the largest facilities specifically for trafficked youth survivors in America. This will allow us to run a full-time “Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program” for 12-17-year-old girls who have been sex trafficked in the USA. Hope Refuge plans to open up its doors to 24 survivors who for six months or more will be part of our full-service, live-in center and be provided with counseling, and therapeutic care, as well as education, all in a fun and loving environment. All of this will take place on our beautiful mountain facility located on 214 acres in the mountains of Santa Barbara, California filled with oak woodlands, rolling hills, and stunning ocean views.
To contact Sally please email her at - INFO@HOPEREFUGE.ORG
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VICTORIA STRONG | episode #1
In this episode, Nathaniel Gray has the distinct privilege to sit with a community leader, and pioneer of the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) - Victoria Strong.
The GSF was born out of Bill and Victoria Strong’s firsthand experience with their daughter, Gwendolyn, who was diagnosed with SMA Type I at 6-months-old. Their passion to make a difference quickly grew well beyond just two people and within a short time, the GSF and its supporters were having a material impact on SMA. The GSF is the strong families around the globe affected by this devastating disease, is other SMA organizations collaborating together, and the GSF family is the people who want to change the future of the leading genetic killer of young children. To learn more about the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation or to donate click here