About Us

What to expect from S.T.A.A.R:

  • Speaks to churches, schools, organizations and correctional facilities about the effects of physical and sexual abuse as well as human trafficking.
  • Provides an in depth look from a victims perspective and discusses opportunities to mentor and assist abuse victims in getting out of the cycle of abuse and on the road to a better independent life.
  • S.T.A.A.R. Ministry offers Christian encouragement for those who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse as a result of, but not limited to, human trafficking.
  • S.T.A.A.R. establishes an environment that allows victims to speak one on one with a local mentor and/or survivor of the same gender about their experience, as well as phone support and follow up.
  • S.T.A.A.R. Mentors are Christians who are willing to talk about all issues, but never force subjects victims are not ready to discuss. They encourage and support using the teachings of Christ. S.T.A.A.R. Mentors help most by listening, supporting, encouraging, praying, and being reliable and honest, while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Conversations will always be kept confidential except to prevent or stop suicide, homicide, or ongoing abuse.
  • In some circumstances it may be necessary to refer to a mental health professional, law enforcement agency, shelter or inpatient substance abuse program.
  • S.T.A.A.R. works with victims to find appropriate housing that creates a safe and structured environment that promotes healing which helps to develop necessary skills in rebuilding their lives.
  • S.T.A.A.R. Mentors are not professional counselors, therapists, pastors, or physicians and are not authorized or qualified to give legal, medical or financial advice. Only practical and Scriptural encouragement.