OUR FOCUS

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

MEET OUR TEAM

Susan Norris
Susan Norris

Founder and Executive Director
Lisa Sampson
Lisa Sampson
Director of Special Events
Mallory Price
Mallory Price

Support Services Coordinator
Crystal Burdette
Crystal Burdette
Operations Manager
Renae Gunter
Renae Gunter
Volunteer Coordinator
Carolynn Puffe
Carolynn Puffe

Bookkeeper
Johanna Walker
Johanna Walker
Special Events Coordinator
MaryLee Johns
MaryLee Johns

Faith Community Liason
Laura Angelucci
Laura Angelucci
Case Worker