We aim for a world where youth discover their worth, find their voice, and take bold steps to tell their story and defend themselves. Where parents and communities are equipped to protect youth and end child exploitation, so kids are free to achieve their goals and dreams.
Alert adults and kids to the critical dangers of in-person and online abuse, equipping and empowering them with skills to prepare, intervene, and protect from victimization.
Lisa Hansen – Founder & Executive Director
Lisa ran away at age 14, ending up a victim of sex trafficking. Needing shelter and the means to survive, she did whatever it took to get by. The next 4 years of her life consisted of group homes, couch surfing, and living on the streets. Her story inspired a lifelong dedication to help future generations navigate the treacherous waters of sexual predators. Lisa has become a catalyst in defending and inspiring thousands of youth, including supervising a home for troubled teenage girls and house parenting group homes for foster children. Additionally, she has developed and conducted comprehensive community prevention education for 20 years, training youth and adults including, volunteers, parents, educators, and other community members.
Felicia Hansen – Director of Operations & Community Relations
Felicia’s 15+ years in the non-profit sector have allowed her to fulfill her passion: restoring hope to those impacted by trauma who are struggling to thrive. She brings 7 years of experience in education through College and Career advising and as a Youth Workforce Program Coordinator. Felicia is a certified College Access Professional, and her goal is to help remove barriers preventing students from achieving their educational goals. She is also a part of the Stop Child Abuse AZ Taskforce. The title she is most proud of is wife and mom of 4.
Jessica Rzepecki – Director of Learning
Jessica has been an educator since 2011, working as a middle school classroom teacher, site technology coordinator, and at-risk youth program coordinator. Education is her passion and history will always be her first love. She is a Certified Trauma Support Specialist (CTSS), holds a BAE in History from the University of Arizona, MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in integrating technology, learning, and psychology.
Thank you to our Members, Donors, and Partners for being a part of the solution and joining the movement to end child exploitation and abuse.