Sarah's Home provides sanctuary for girls rescued from sex trafficking as they reclaim the life they were created to live.
The vision for Sarah's Home began in 2010 when our founder, Peggy Vawter, worked with human trafficking victims in the Dominican Republic during a short-term mission trip. When she returned to the U.S. she felt a burden on her heart to open a home to offer restoration and healing to domestic victims of human trafficking.
The board for Sarah's Home was formed in September 2011 and Sarah's Home registered with the State of Colorado September 27, 2011 under the name Sarah's Home Corporation. In April of 2012, a church building was donated to Sarah's Home and the renovation into a home for girls began immediately. In July of 2012, our founding Executive Director left his previous career as a missionary working with at-risk orphans in South Africa and moved to Colorado to run Sarah's Home. In December of 2012, we hired a clinical director, Aubrey Terry, MSW, LSW, to develop a treatment program for girls rescued from human trafficking. In 2015, the founding Executive Director resigned and Vicki Proffit assumed the position. Vicki had spent the previous twelve years founding, directing and administrating Tenn Challenge house of Promise in Olathe, Colorado.
Small miracles happen everyday at Sarah's Home as our girls pursue the long road to healing. One of our girls told us she never knew what love was until she came to Sarah's Home. Another girl came to us as a teenager with a 3rd grade reading level. Within 4 months she had raised her reading to a High School level and had secure straight A's - something she had never done before! We celebrate every accomplishment big and small at Sarah's Home because we know each tiny step is part of the progression toward recovering from the trauma of having been sexually exploited. Note: for legal reasons and the safety and protection of our girls, we are not authorized to disclose any names or identifying information about them.