Our Ethos

Restoring Dignity,

Rebuilding Lives

Our Mission

We exist to fight the cycle of human trafficking in the UK by equipping and supporting the Church to host survivors in order to rebuild their dignity and restore their lives.

Our Vision

To fight the cycle of human trafficking in the UK by preventing survivor homelessness and re-trafficking. Every survivor in the UK to be offered a place with Hope at Home hosts. Providing survivors with the opportunity to lead healthy, resilient, independent lives and able to bring hope to others.

Ethos

Hope at Home is a national charity dedicated to supporting, equipping and facilitating Christian individuals and Churches to host survivors of modern day slavery and human trafficking. Survivors of modern day slavery and human trafficking need stable and supportive homes. We believe Church communities have the necessary resources, compassion and family-style relationships to those needing a fresh start and would otherwise be destitute, alone and vulnerable to re-trafficking. The church is also ideally placed to offer support to hosts. Our aims are to train and equip hosts and the Church to care for survivors, giving them the time and support required for building independent, resilient lives for themselves. Hope at Home carries good news, restoration and dignity in its foundations. The opportunity for a safe, fresh start coupled with the support and consistent care from their hosts is great news for people who have endured horrific trauma and injustice. This is also the call of the Church – to care for the broken and see the lonely placed in families. We are committed to working in partnerships with churches, voluntary and statutory agencies, local authorities and other organisations to achieve our aims. Whilst Hope at Home is focused on the Christian church, our intention is that our work will benefit those of all faiths and none.

Core Values

Excellence

We strive to be professional, honourable and full of integrity in our work.

Person focused

People are important to us. We will always value the needs of individuals and care for them in a way that seeks to meet those needs.

Faith-rooted

We are motivated by our faith to see large-scale change and restoration of individual lives. We believe the Church is well positioned to make a difference.

Honouring

We will always think the best of others and will be respectful in the way we treat and speak about them, understanding they are valued and bring a unique contribution.

Collaborative

We recognise the benefits of building partnerships with others in order to end human trafficking. Their expertise and input are important to us and we actively seek them out.

Ambitious and Pioneering

We want to see all survivors of human trafficking in the UK offered a place with Hope at Home hosts. We are innovative and will create new solutions until we see our aim achieved.

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.