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Embassy Of Hope San Antonio Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Protestant, Religion

Mission: Our Mission: The mission of Embassy of Hope is to provide professional counseling, mentoring, advocacy, and education to adults, children, and families overcoming sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

Target demographics: adults, children, and families who are survivors of sexual abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Provided counseling to 84 individuals. Outreach to over 160 and education training to 1,351 individuals.

Geographic areas served: San Antonio, Texas

Programs: education and awareness training to the community, caseworkers with Child Protective Services, Adult and Juvenile Probation, and other agencies. We offer specialized trauma informed care counseling services, wrap around mentoring classes, and our "Chosen" support group for prostitution intervention for women in the court system.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Embassy of Hope has an outstanding record of helping the victims of society to overcome the past and move into a new and beautiful future. The operate with Honesty, Humility and Integrity.

Lori S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The group constantly finds ways to do outreach to all types of individuals who need help. I have worked with them on several occasions as they go out on the street and connect directly with those in need providing items to help them on the streets or directing them to resources to get help.

Meaghan W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Elizabeth and her team have been amazing for the clients we have referred to them. All of the clients report amazing results and share about how supported they have felt when working with Embassy of Hope. A great resource for San Antonio clients.

Donor

Rating: 5

Since the inception of Embassy of Hope, I have had the honor to watch this organization grow and change numerous lives. They have brought awareness to the community the tragedy of exploitation of young women and children. Through counseling, advocacy, and mentoring these victims can start leading healthy and productive lives. With the support of generous donors, there is no limits to the lives this organization can change.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Embassy of Hope makes me smile. It’s where the Lord called me in 2013 to pray. It’s where He led me still the next year to write. Now it’s where I volunteer through education and advocacy. Such precious women enter our doors, each with a heart that has been hurt through some form of abuse or exploitation. Legal labels don’t tell their whole story. Whether domestic violence, prostitution, human trafficking, or something different, each woman has her own trauma and heartache. Each now navigates life in a new way, managing children, housing, transportation, job, medical appointments, case workers, court dates, and the list goes on. Finding peace within the storm can seem a distant reality. Yet it is there along that path that I am blessed to serve with Embassy of Hope. To offer our availability as the hands and feet of Christ is to provide tangible means for Him to restore individuals and families. Embassy’s relationships with law enforcement, courts, and related agencies are key in connecting with victims to help them find healing. Our support groups educate women toward healthy relationships and guide them toward spiritual strength for daily life, in turn aiding their mental, emotional, and physical stability overall.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Embassy of Hope San Antonio, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, recognized by the IRS as a church. Our purpose is to organize ministry offices, worship, and missionary outreach programs. Embassy of Hope Center was established to provide missionary outreach programs. These programs are a holistic approach to healing trauma in a spiritual environment. In order to help others grow in faith, it is necessary to care for basic needs. This is why we partner with agencies who pay our subcontract counselors to provide professional counseling to adults, children, and families overcoming sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. These survivors do not pay for professional counseling.
Other programs include:
• Mentoring and education classes offered free to women, arrested on prostitution charges, and court ordered by Bexar County Probation to attend classes. We do not charge for these classes.
• Spiritual growth classes will resume in January. Individuals who want to grow in the Christian faith will be referred to these classes.
• We partner with SAPD and go on outreaches to homeless camps, where high rates of human trafficking and prostitution exist, and we minister to women by giving purses filled with toiletries, hygiene products, and sanitary items, and have the honor of praying with them.

Every day, we receive calls from agencies or individuals seeking help. The needs are great and the lack of provision is wide.
Unfortunately, we offend people. The negative response below is a result of a direct attack on our Executive Director, Elizabeth Crooks. The person(s) are disgruntled over a termination of a personal real estate contract. The person(s) responsible bullied, threatened, and tried to extort money from Elizabeth because she terminated the contract with this realtor. The realtor was terminated and agreed on a large referral commission by her new realtor. As a result, the negative character assassination continues, reaching from personal emails to trying to destroy the important work she does at Embassy of Hope: Changing Statistics ONE LIFE at a Time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of us at Embassy of Hope. We would be honored to sit down and answer concerns.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

“I (reluctantly) started coming to Embassy of Hope for some counseling. It felt good to talk to someone about what happened. They understood my situation. I felt like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I am so glad that someone in San Antonio actually cares. I now volunteer at EOH so that I can help someone else. I also enjoy the free mentoring and educational classes.
-Client J (name withheld)

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Donor

Rating: 1

We as a family supported Embassy of hope for a period of time and at first everything seemed great. Once we got more involved we realized that the whole thing was a sham. The Executive director is certifiably crazy and the board consist of two close friends of the executive director/CEO. There is no real oversight to anything they do and the executive director has no experience or background in counseling to manage professionally trained and licensed counselors. The scope of their so called "human trafficking" work is basically non existent. A unnoticeable fraction of what they do is Human Traficking, the vast majority of it is run like a for profit counseling center.

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1 Bobbie R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's our privilege to financially and prayerfully support the work that Embassy of Hope has done and continues to do in our community. We are blessed to have known Wayne and Elizabeth Crooks for the last 13 years and have watched their commitment to the cause of defending and advocating for the victims of human trafficking grow as their ministry has grown. They have been persistent in their desire to educate our community about this issue of sexual exploitation. The one-on-one work they do with these innocent victims is crucial to helping those adults and children regain their sense of self-worth.

-Ron and Bobbie Rodriguez

Review from Guidestar