To Enlighten

  • Bring awareness through Rescuing Hope, community, church, civic and small group events. People need to understand this problem exists and how relevant it is to them before they will be motivated to do anything about it.

To Educate

  • Teach school and hospital personnel indicators of sex trafficking victims and help them establish protocols for responding.
  • Teach business owners about the industry and how it can impact their productivity and bottom line.
  • Evaluate social media apps, looking for ways traffickers could use them to lure unsuspecting targets into the sex trade, and make the information available to parents and students.
  • Teach students how the sex trade works and explain steps they can take to make themselves a less likely target.

To Empower

  • Empower and connect volunteers and advocates with organizations involved in the anti-trafficking movement.
  • Support survivors’ transition from sexual exploitation by connecting them with resources needed to move from victim to survivor to thriver.
  • Mentor survivors.
Susan Norris’ journey and mission captured my soul after one introduction. Susan is my go to person for local school Lunch and Learn programs, community panel discussions and as a referral source for individuals wanting to educate others. Susan has the unique ability to reach any audience with powerful messages. What strikes me most is not just her depth of knowledge and endless energy to educate others, but Susan’s feet on the street activities to stop sex trafficking.
Sharon P. Lightstone | Professional School Counselor, Cobb County School District - Marietta GA
I had the honor of meeting Susan Norris while on a fact finding trip to Atlanta in 2014. She is genuine, passionate, and knowledgeable about the cause of stopping the sex trafficking of young American girls. “Rescuing Hope” is my go-to book that I use when I want people to understand that this insidious evil is right in our midst in suburban America. I highly recommend Susan for speaking at any event whose goal is to raise awareness about domestic minor sex trafficking.
Tom Tillapaugh, StreetSchool Network | Colorado


Susan Norris | Executive Director

Susan Norris is the Founder and Executive Director of Rescuing Hope, Inc. and has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking in America since 2010. Her passion is to raise awareness about the issue of sex trafficking as well as encourage and empower survivors to live an abundant life.

Susan partners with other front line organizations, therapists, and law enforcement officers she met through the writing of her novel, Rescuing Hope, as well as through mentoring survivors.

Susan is a member of the Georgia State Human Trafficking Task Force. She holds a Master’s in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught in public and private schools and served as a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes prior to joining the fight against sex trafficking. She is a CLASS certified speaker.

Susan is a wife and mother of two adult children. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lisa Sampson

Lisa Sampson joined Rescuing Hope in February of 2016 after hearing the words sex trafficking for the first time. She knew she could not walk away without doing something about it. After volunteering weekly for several months, she discovered a talent for creative fundraising to support the work of Rescuing Hope.

Lisa and her husband live in Marietta, Georgia. She is the mother of two adult children and grandmother to two.