Together, we can bring hope

The Hope House

A place of safety

A place of permanence

A place of healing

A place of hope

$230,000 Raised out of $8,000,000

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu

“Y’all are really out here saving lives. I really appreciate all you and Saving Innocence are doing and did for me.”
Jasmine, age 17

Our Growth Story

Our Saving Innocence team has experienced explosive growth over the past decade. We have grown from one paid staff member (our beloved founder, Kim Biddle) in 2010 to 33 in mid-2022. We are projected to reach 40 by the end of this year. The number of kids we have served and supported stands at over 2,000.

We currently lease the ground floor of an original craftsman era home in Hollywood. We outgrew this setup years ago and have been doing without the office space we need to run our business operations and, perhaps most importantly, to provide the counseling, safe environment and emotional “home” for our kids. The inflated price of renting a space appropriate to our needs in Los Angeles has made it more attractive to purchase our next location and customize it to fit our programs. However, we can’t do this without your help.

To serve the growing needs of our kids and our community, we need approximately 10,000 square feet with ample parking, as well as good access to public transportation. Our new home will require a combination of smaller spaces to accommodate program management operations alongside with the many confidential counseling and therapeutic services that we provide to youth. Additionally, we’ll need conference rooms for meetings and trainings; and a large space adequate for all-team gatherings and client celebrations such as birthdays, graduations, and baby showers.

We’re looking for a place in the heart of Los Angeles that will feel like the home so many of our kids have never had…a warm, safe, happy space where they can relax, learn, and play. We can’t make this dream a reality without you. Please help us build our Hope House.

“Every human being on our beautiful planet holds within them an essence and reflection of divinity, an innocence that deserves to be loved, honored, and protected.”

Kim Biddle, Founder, Saving Innocence

Hope for Our Kids

Our new home will provide space for the wide range of service offerings our kids require. The Hope House will allow us to:

Support Our Foster Families

Provide a facility for our foster agency staff to meet, train prospective foster parents, and provide ongoing family support.

Provide Counseling

Create a safe space for our Saving Innocence mental health therapists to work in confidential meeting rooms with our clients, helping them navigate the long journey back to health and wholeness.

Host Celebrations

Dedicate a home base to celebrate our staff and our youth at every turn, including birthdays, graduations, and baby showers.

Teach Life Skills

Provide a learning area for our youth to receive the mentoring, tutoring, and skills they need to be successful.

Play

Design a fun, warm, and comfortable environment conducive to play and self-expression. Play therapy has proven, positive, and lasting effects on children still healing from trauma.

Collaborate and Advocate

Meet as staff to prepare and strategize as we lead the largest co-located Human Trafficking task force in the nation: The LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force.

Conduct Business Operations

Build adequate office space for our case management and advocacy staff to work and strategize. We must be able to securely house confidential information. We also need a staging area to store and distribute donated items to meet the tangible needs of our youth.

“Thank you, Saving Innocence, for giving me another chance at life.
Sara, age 16

“Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

Michelle Obama

Hope House Funding Plan

The Need: $8,000,000

The Roots $100,000 – $1,000,000

The Trunk $10,000 – $99,999

The Branches $2,500 – $9,999

The Leaves $1,000 – $2,499

The Fruit are the kids we serve

Naming Rights

If interested, we can include the name of your family or business creatively and appropriately into our Hope House.

Name our Hope House – $2,000,000

ex: “The Jones Family Hope House”

Foster Family Agency – $250,000

Counseling – $250,000

Child Celebrations – $100,000

Youth Learning Center – $100,000

Play Area – $100,000

Business Operations – $100,000

Contact Executive Director, Alan Smyth
[email protected]
661-644-0158

Saving Innocence

PO Box 93037
Los Angeles, CA, 90093
501c(3): 45-2049173

Thank you for considering helping us bring kids hope! To join our efforts you can make a credit card gift below, send in a check or contact our Executive Director, Alan Smyth to discuss other options as well as Naming Rights.

$230,000 Raised out of $8,000,000

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