$206,000 Raised for Survivors
Dr. Marlene Carson | Survivor Leader | Keynote Speaker
Dr. Marlene Carson is the Founder and Executive Director of The SWITCH. An author, coach, and active member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Trafficking. Ms. Carson provides recommendations and to national policy and government officials about programs that will end human trafficking.
As the Executive Director of The Switch, Dr. Carson has built multiple social enterprise initiatives to employ survivors of Sex Trafficking. iTHRIVE Academy, iTHRIVE Media Group and the Social Justice Academy all provide vocational training opportunities for survivors, equipping them with the skills they need to thrive and gain employment.
Congressman Bobby Scott | U.S. Representative for Virginia's 3rd Congressional District
Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott has represented Virginia’s third congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993. During his tenure in the Virginia General Assembly, Congressman Scott successfully sponsored laws critical to Virginians in education, employment, health care, social services, economic development, crime prevention and consumer protection.
Kristi Wells | Safe House Project CEO and Co-Founder
Kristi Wells is a co-founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Safe House Project. Prior to Safe House Project, Kristi spent 12 years in marketing and advertising with Gannett Co. and Tribune Media. Kristi has a bachelors in Journalism from Texas Christian University. She is a military spouse, mother of three and an ardent defender of the vulnerable.
Brittany Dunn | Safe House Project COO and Co-Founder
Prior to Safe House Project, Brittany Dunn spent 10 years in International Business Development at CareerBuilder.com. Brittany Dunn has a B.A. in Economics and English from Wellesley College. She graduated top of her class with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Sigma Alpha, Wellesley Alumnae Association, the Naval Officers' Spouses Club, and is an active member in her church. Brittany received the CEO Circle Award from Thunderbird School of Global Management and serves as a member of the Virginia Governor's Commission on Human Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Support. She is a military spouse, mother of two, lifelong learner, world traveler, and protector of the vulnerable.
2022 hope awards
Bringing hope, freedom, & a future to trafficking survivors.
Joel English | Safe House Project HOPE Award Recipient
Leader in Freedom - Corporate Impact
Sarah Navarre | Safe House Project HOPE Award Recipient
Leader in Freedom - Community Impact
Nigel Anderson | Safe House Project HOPE Award Recipient
Leader in Freedom - Culture Leader Impact
Thank you to our 2022 Gala Sponsors
Thank you to our Business donors
Ferguson Island Welders
Friends of Safe House Project
Kimberli Raya Koen
Mad Bro Designs
Sarah Beth Evans
The Babcock Family
The Footland Family