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 Stop 2 Heal Residential Treatment and Outreach Center

The program development and construction of this center
for survivors of sexual abuse and human sex trafficking
can become a reality with help. 

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Supporters, Sponsors and Partners are the necessary alliance that make the difference. Get Involved! 

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Are You a Victim of Human Sex Trafficking?

A poem from our founder:


Are you a victim of human sex trafficking?

Thank-you for surviving!

We offer solution-focused programs to support your thriving.

It was not your fault that you were trafficked; you are not to blame.

Human sex trafficking is a crime, and it is inhumane.


This organization, “Stop 2 Heal,"

Was specifically created to help you build.

To restore your identity and redeem your name.

To replace any guilt, self-hatred, or lingering shame.


The road of recovery is not a one-time endeavor,

It is a course of discovery, a lifestyle without measure.

Upon this journey of growth and self-sufficiency,

We are here to help you reflect on your inner strength and true resiliency.


You are in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

You have a right to feel safe, eat well, and not be afraid.

Weigh your options and consider your choices, even now this very hour.

Stand your ground! Claim your authority! Take back your power!


- Kimberly Cannon, Founder/Director

Your Help Is Needed!

The disruption and damage minors face as they age out of the foster-care system, leaves them particularly vulnerable to homelessness and human trafficking. Partner with us to be the safety net that empowers them to thrive. Help us Fund Freedom!


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For those who are found outside of the safety-net of Stop 2 Heal, our collaborative approach hopes to play an integral role in their recovery process. We plan to provide therapeutic residential care aimed to address post-traumatic stress associated with sexual abuse and the trafficking experience.


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We are in the initial developmental stages of bringing Stop 2 Heal to a realization. To meet these competing needs, sponsorship is necessary. Here is how you can help:


        * Financial Support            * Professional Services
        * Goods and Services        * Volunteer Services

Who We Are?

We are a collage of dedicated individuals at work with other like-minded advocates to cultivate a team approach. We help in the healing process with overcoming seemingly unconquerable barriers. We use gentle hands to shape a brighter future where the strategy is person-centered connectivity.


 A Journey of 

Healing, Restoration, and Divine Purpose

We Believe:

  • Executing transparent practices in providing residential care, trauma focused therapy, and resources in a serene and secure setting.
  • Creating a safe atmosphere where survivors of human trafficking will have an opportunity to experience relief free of fear, judgment, and retaliation.
  • Providing services at NO COST to survivors who are residents in our care.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING DEFINED

Human trafficking is an affront to human dignity, freedom, and justice. It is the fastest growing crime impacting every continent and economic structure in the world. Affecting every ethnicity, gender, and age, regardless of immigration, socioeconomic, or family status, human trafficking knows no boundaries. Human trafficking is the exploitation of men, women, and children for forced labor or forced sex by a third-party for their own profit or gain. Known globally as ‘Trafficking in Persons,’ the United States bifurcates human trafficking into two categories:

  • SEX TRAFFICKING: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; and
  • LABOR TRAFFICKING: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Texas Penal Code defines “traffic” as “to transport, entice, recruit, harbor, provide, or otherwise obtain another person by any means.” While many may conflate the terms “smuggling” and “trafficking,” it is important to distinguish between human smuggling and human trafficking. Smuggling is a crime against the border, where someone enters a country without the appropriate documentation. It requires transport and movement. Trafficking, however, does not require movement. You can be trafficked in your own home.


There are four major types of trafficking:

  • ADULT SEX TRAFFICKING: Trafficking of adults for sex by force, fraud, or coercion
  • ADULT LABOR TRAFFICKING: Trafficking adults for labor by force, fraud, or coercion into  industries
  • CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING: Trafficking children, under the age of 18, for sex by any means into the commercial sex industry
  • CHILD LABOR TRAFFICKING: Trafficking children, under the age of 18, for labor by force,  fraud, or coercion into industries 
SOURCE: This information has been extrapolated from the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Coordination Council, Strategic Plan, May 2020.

Did You Know?

  • Sex trafficking is a massive worldwide, multibillion-dollar illicit sex trade industry that takes many forms (refer to the Human Trafficking Defined above)

  • As of 2019, statistics for the United States list Texas as the second largest state for human sex trafficking; in part, due to Texas' geographical location, economic stability, and increased immigrant population. Texas' Interstate of Highway systems, which are strategic to its major metropolitan cities and  surrounding states, are also a contributing factor.
  • The latest data from 2017, indicated there were about 313,000 individuals trafficked in Texas annually. Of that number the majority included youth and women. Since then that number has not diminished, hence there is a severe need for direct care services.
  • For individuals wanting to escape this trauma, we have discovered limited direct long-term residential programs, resources, and services in Texas. Most of the dollars have gone to education, training, and investigation. This precipitated the need for the mission and works of Stop 2 Heal: to see individuals set free, healed, restored, and to find purpose and value for their life.
 SOURCES: Allies Against Slavery and ECPAT-USA

If we don't do the work, it will not get done!

"Sex trafficking is much larger than any of us know. In my experience in working at the high school I have seen a few students who came from that background. They have so much damage to overcome which makes life harder for them." 

SOURCE:  Trish, Community Resource Center Coordinator

Who We Serve?

Stop 2 Heal provides residential services to individuals who are:

  • In transitional phases of being released from hospital settings (due to physical abuse from traffickers and customers of the traffickers)
  • Exiting judicial systems (jail)
  • Aging out of other residential care programs (foster care) and/or short-term emergency programs (domestic abuse or intimate partner abuse shelters)
  • Transferring from time-limited treatment programs (substance abuse)
  • Searching for resources and alternatives to transform their current life of prostitution and/or sex trade labor to one that will offer a change from that lifestyle