In the summer of 2012 a group of leaders from churches across Knoxville, TN gathered to learn about the trafficking of our children in our state and across our nation. Street Grace of Atlanta exposed the church community of Knoxville to the evil of DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) and the urgent need for a faith-driven response. Believing that, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit,” (Psalm 34:18) we entered into a season of prayer and collaboration, asking God to show us how we could join in standing for those close to His heart.
During our first years together, Street Grace walked alongside us in first steps to raising awareness about DMST in East Tennessee. With the arrival of 2014, we established an official board and moved towards creation of an independent organization called Street Hope TN. Passionate individuals came together, motivated by faith that no life is beyond the reach of God’s heart or His healing. The goal is to extend the reach of Street Hope TN from its beginnings in Knoxville to all of Tennessee.
Street Hope TN is a faith-driven organization leading churches, community organizations, and individual volunteers on a comprehensive path to end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Tennessee and the United States.
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