Our vision is that every girl under the age of 18 in and from Delaware that is freed from sex trafficking is provided the opportunity for full rehabilitation.

Mission: As a faith based non-profit our mission is to provide a home that offers physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in and from Delaware.

 

 

yolandaYolanda Schlabach

Yolanda has a background as a Registered Nurse, having worked in Obstetrics and NICU. She has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University in 2004 and graduated in 2014 from Liberty University with a Master’s in Human Services with a Cognate in Counseling. Yolanda attended the University of Maryland, earning a Certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Trauma and Torture. Yolanda is a member of the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council for Delaware and a Co-Chair of the Victim Services sub-commitee.

Yolanda has served as Executive Director of Zoë Ministries, Inc. since 2012, when the organization received 501©3 status. For the past few years, she has spent her time engaged in public awareness and professional education for the community to bring the reality of human trafficking to the forefront in Delaware.

 

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The founder and president of Atlantic Aluminum Products, Dan Schlabach, witnessed the evolution of AAP from a small local company, to a corporation that encompasses the Mid-Atlantic region. AAP began as a humble business committed to upholding the integrity of its products, as well as commitments to its customers and employees; with Dan as its compass, Atlantic Aluminum has grown while continuing to value these core principles.

A native of Delaware, Dan is on the board of directors of: Delmarva Christian High School, 88.7 The Bridge, and Zoë Ministries. Dan and his wife of 25 years, Yolanda, currently reside in Sussex County with their three children.

 

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Susan Webb is a resident of Greenwood, Delaware and has lived in Sussex County, Delaware her entire life.  Susan began her accounting career as a Certified Public Accountant with a regional firm.  At that firm she concentrated on auditing, financial statement preparation, and income taxes.  About ten years later, she went to work for the Sussex County Government as Accounting Director. Later she was appointed as the County’s Finance Director.  Her favorite part of being with the County was working with non-profits that were requesting grants.  After twenty years of working for the Sussex County Government she decided to “retire”.  She believed that, if and when she went back to work, it would be for a faith-based non-profit.  In September, 2014 she accepted a position with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity as Finance and Administration Manager.  She has a heart for non-profit organizations because she knows the difficulty of obtaining funding/support for those organizations.  She also serves as treasurer for People’s Place in Milford, Delaware. 

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Stephanie S. Reid, Esq.

Stephanie Reid is an attorney and passionate child welfare advocate, representing children through both the Office of Child Advocate and the Sussex County Court-Appointed Special Advocate programs. She is the owner of Stephanie Reid Law, an innovative web-based law practice, where she offers family law, estate planning, and small business representation. She is also a published author on child welfare issues, including legal articles appearing in the Whittier School of Law’s Journal of Child Advocacy and the Virginia Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly.

Stephanie obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Florida State University, where she completed a double major in Early Child Development and French.

Stephanie lives in Seaford, Delaware with her husband – a high school agri-science teacher – and three young sons.

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Cha-Tanya Lankford

Cha-Tanya Lankford has served as the Program Director, for Pressley Ridge Delaware Treatment Foster Care Program since 2005. In this role, Ms. Lankford is responsible for the administrative, programming and clinical development of the organization as well as financial management of the state’s foster care contract.  

Ms. Lankford has practiced as a licensed clinical social worker since 2001. She currently holds clinical licensure in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ms. Lankford has over twenty years experience in the field of human services and has held management and clinical supervisory positions for an array of settings working with children, adults and families impacted by mental health; addiction and trauma. 

Ms. Lankford is a 2011 graduate of the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor and holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute located in Massachusetts.        

Ms. Lankford received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Towson University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Delaware State University.  Ms. Lankford holds multiple clinical and professional certifications and was awarded the Pressley Ridge Entrepreneurial Leadership Award in 2008 and the Pressley Ridge Distinguished Service Award in 2011.  

Ms. Lankford is an active member on the Public Policy Committee with the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA); serves as board co-chair for the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) and is a board member with Zoe Ministries, whose work is to address human trafficking in the state of Delaware.

Capture 1Marlene A. Saunders, DSW, MWS

 Marlene A. Saunders, DSW, MWS, is a social worker, social work educator and administrator. Her efforts have focused on maximizing relationships to enable people from diverse backgrounds to work together to achieve social justice for everyone. She has pursued this goal as a former executive director of the National Association of Social Workers, Delaware Chapter, as a former chairperson for the Department of Social Work at Delaware State University, a member of the NAACP, State Conference Housing and Economic Development Committee and as a member of the Wilmington Community Advisory for the Youth Violence Prevention and Positive Youth Development.

Dr. Saunders earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Delaware State University and her MSW and DSW degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice (formerly University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work). She lives in Bridgeville, DE.

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Maria Martinez is an Emergency Room/Trauma Nurse at Beebe Healthcare and is a Bilingual (Spanish) hospital-trained Forensic Nurse/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner specializing in Human Trafficking. She works directly with sexual assault victims/survivors and is also on the Human Trafficking Committee at Beebe Healthcare.

Maria is a board member of Wilmington University's Human Trafficking Advisory Board. She is also on the Delaware Coalition Against Trafficking: Trafficking Provider's Research Sub-Committee.

Maria also serves as a Medical Interpreter, Medical Volunteer and is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Maria graduated with her BSN in Nursing from Wilmington University in Delaware.

 

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Eileen Wilkerson entered the Human ​S​ervice​s​ field in 2002 after receiving her BSW from Delaware State University. In 2015​,​ she received her Masters degree in Human ​S​ervices from Capella University and is currently ​pursuing her second Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.

She has always had a passion for adolescents and has worked with th​at population​ since 2002. Eileen’s current position is ​Center Director ​at the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc, (DAPI) where she has been employed for the past 13 years. At DAPI​,​ Eileen empowers young ladies to be the best they can be while continuing their education. The impact she has had on these young ladies lives will influence generations. Her mottos ​include​: “​E​verything is a teachable moment” and “Now that you are a mother​,​ giving up is no longer and option."

Cha Tanya HeadshotLauren Arnold

Lauren Arnold has been employed by the State of Delaware’s Division of Family Services for almost 20 years. She has dedicated her career to helping children and their families who have been devastated by abuse and neglect, poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues and conflict. She has worked in the Investigations, Treatment, Foster care and Adoption Assistance units at DFS. Lauren is currently the supervisor of the Adolescent Treatment/Permanency Unit and is committed to creating resources for this special population.

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