Thank you!

We are so grateful for all of the love and support you all have shown EHH!

Because of you, Extended Hands of Hope has been able to serve those impacted by human trafficking for nearly a decade!

A letter from our Executive Director,

Denise Peters

Hello dedicated and loving EHH family and friends.

As faithful followers of EHH communication know, we painfully had to make the extremely hard decision in early 2021 to let go of EHH’s original vision to build out a campus of safe houses for those impacted by sex trafficking, providing what we felt were much needed services in our community. As you may remember, federal Families First legislation enacted in late 2020, along with severe impacts of the Covid pandemic, forced residential referrals into the community statewide and left EHH’s one safe house close to empty for months. During this time EHH was forced to keep a full staff, built for five residents, in case the house should become full – which sadly it was never close to most of 2019 and all of 2020. This intense strain on EHH’s budget, as mentioned in previous ED notes, necessitated that EHH close its residential programs and move to where the referral base (our clients) was moving…into the community.

We have come a long way together and I have been so appreciative of each and every one of you. You have been our rocks. You supported us and were with us as we built a stellar team that provided stellar services. You prayed for us and helped us build good will as we developed and stewarded fantastic mutually-beneficial relationships throughout the client, referral, and philanthropic communities and consulted with survivors of trafficking to make sure our message was on point, respectful, and sensitive. And, I am proud – very proud – of our EHH Team. We care for each other, are collaborative, uber-talented, and are respectful of every position it takes to run an organization and provide high quality services. Sadly, even with the most talented staff, public support, and a 110% effort, things do not always work out the way you pray, hope, and plan.

I am sad to announce that this will be my final ED Note. As many of you know, the EHH team has been diligently struggling against almost insurmountable odds to rebuild and recover from the necessity of changing its model of service from residential to community – a huge endeavor. Recently, due to events beyond our control, we had to succumb to the final blow to the organization. Unfortunately, due to internal and external pressures, the organization could not hold firm and continue. It is with the utmost regret that I must tell you that EHH is now dissolving. Final services have been provided and bittersweet good-byes have been said. There will still be dissolution details to manage through July however our beautiful work with clients has come to an end.

Please know that your dollars were always used to support those in need. We at EHH will be forever grateful for your prayers, dollars, and support.

Blessings to you all for health, love, and success. Please spread the love you have around the world…it is what we were all created to do and is much needed.

With deepest love, gratitude, and respect,

Denise Peters
EHH Executive Director
About the EHH Team

Please note all 2022 donations will be issued year-end donation receipts in the coming days.

If you have any questions regarding 2022 donations, please contact jkay@extendedhandsofhope.org.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or well wishes to the EHH team, please direct them to leadership@extendedhandsofhope.org

Additional Human Trafficking Resources

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact 911 immediately.

For additional support, call Colorado's Human Trafficking Hotline: 866-455-5075 or text 720-999-9724

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