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Courage Worldwide, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: To provide rescue, resources and restoration to individuals that because of their circumstances do not have their most basic human needs met so that they too can discover and fulfill their life's purpose.

Programs: Cww builds homes for victims of sex trafficking so their unique needs are met in a safe, loving, family environment. We refer to these homes as courage houses. These houses provide a comprehensive, holistic approach for the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of these traumatized children. We advocate for their rights within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems so they can be free of stereotypes, labels, and undeserved punishment. If necessary, we intervene in unsafe family situations so they can be free of unhealthy generational tendencies and addictions. We equip, encourage, and empower them to face their perpetrator in court, testifying to the torture they endured, so they can be set free from fear, intimidation, and manipulation. We provide tools and services to help rescue them from their own negative thought patterns and emotions. Cww is a recognized anti-trafficking leader and tireless advocate. In that role we allocate resources to preventing the crime and providing justice for victims. Cww has hundreds of volunteers who work diligently in all areas, including putting on events, assisting with counseling and care of children in our homes, groundskeepers, marketing, legal services, and office workers. They have logged over 8000 hours worth over $160,000. In addition, over 1300 contributors have supported cww. Total noncash donations, including those required to be recorded in the financial statements, were worth over $65,000.

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cww holds events, such as concerts, summits, and training events, to educate the public and law enforcement workers about the sex trafficking trade and resulting trauma to the victims.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I was amazed when I saw that this organization has a Gold Seal on Guidestar. As the other reviews indicate, the organization has a very spotty, fraudulent reputation in Northern California where it previously served minors in a residential setting. They are stellar at marketing their services, fundraising for services that do not exist and misrepresenting themselves to donors and churches. I encourage potential supporters to look up the articles that the Sacramento Bee has published on Courage Worldwide (aka Courage House).

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 1

This organization and its founder, J. Williamson, were spotlighted in an article in the CLARIONLEDGER.COM (Clarion Ledger newspaper, Jackson, Mississippi,) on 4-19, 2015. Very shallow article. Searches don't bode well for the organization; no current info.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This organization operates as a group-home funded by county and federal funding which is $9,000 per bed per month - they are licensed for six beds for a total of $54,000 per month yet they continually raise funds from the faith community. Other licensed programs are transparent about this but this organization is not but instead has changed their name to Courage Worldwide to now say they are building homes around the world.... This organization is fraudulent and needs to be audited.

Review from Guidestar