Bob's House of Hope – a safehouse for young men in NORTH TEXAS
Bob’s House of Hope is the first safe house in the country for male survivors, 18 and up, of commercial sexual exploitation, also known as sex trafficking. We are the only residential facility to include Ranch Hands Rescue’s innovative Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling intervention.
Who We Are
Founded in 2021, Bob’s House of Hope, a program of Ranch Hands Rescue, operates as a comprehensive residential program and safe house for young adult male-identifying survivors of sex trafficking. Ranch Hands Rescue also prevents sex trafficking of males by providing trauma resolution to boys who have been sexually abused.
Bob’s House of Hope is a safe place to live for male survivors to rest, recover, and rebuild. Our goal is to empower young men with the skills and trades they need to sustain themselves and reach independence after a lifetime of trauma. The program is up to 3 years to ensure total trauma recovery. We want to see each survivor reintegrate into society as a productive, valued member of the community.
Scope of Services
Services We Provide
- Free, safe housing
- Proper nutrition
- Medical & Dental care
- Psychiatric and Psychological evaluation
- Medication assistance
- Single occupancy rooms with shared living spaces
- 24/7 on-site care staff
- Established routine and structured responsibility
- Educational and vocational assistance
- Hygiene products and clothing
- Mentorship and access to community services
- Individual and group therapy
- Modalities include EAAC, EMDR, TBRI, DBT, and others
- Case management
- Access to spiritual and/or religious services
- Exercise programs
- Life skills training
The Safe House
These photos were taken by a resident learning photography.
Quotes from Current Residents
"Staff has helped with my money management, getting to appointments that I’ve been dreading but need to do, and helping me get my classes in order. Staff has made me feel welcome and helped me work through anxiety attacks."
“I love it here. This is a bully free zone.”
“I didn’t know what it felt like to be safe until I came here.”
"Staff has helped me feel more confident with myself. I appreciate the one on one that we get and the individualized treatment plans because some of us might have deeper trauma than others."
"Staff have helped me realize the importance of taking my medicine on time, making plans and goals for myself, and working through my social anxiety."
“This program gives me hope that I can be more than the sex object they told me I was.”
“Thank you for elevating our voices and giving us a safe place to heal.”
"Staff has really been helping me out with getting what I need, applying and setting a plan for college, and really helping me pursue my career and life goals. Staff has given me great advice and has helped me stay within the healthy boundaries set at the house."
"Staff has really helped me get my life back together one step at a time. The staff and the service is great. I love them with a passion. They’ve done a lot for me and everyone here. They have helped me with my drivers license, my GED, my bank account, and my other needs like that."
“This is a dream come true for me.”
With the addition of Bob’s House of Hope, the ranch will give hope to even more people who have been living through highly destructive cycles of abuse and slavery. As Bob said, if we don’t provide shelter for victims of sex trafficking, their abusers are extremely likely to find them, and bring them back into the trade.
Texas State Senator
Mrs. Ruta Lee
We think about sexploitation as something that happens somewhere else in another country far away from us, but it’s of epidemic proportions right here in the United States. Ranch Hands Rescue is a miraculous place that takes maimed, injured, abused animals, heals them, and brings in through experts and their care, young people who come in and bond with these abused animals. Abused children bonding with abused animals has been a light that has shone on mental illness and emotional difficulties.
Now that I have learned from Bob about the sex trafficking of boys, I often wonder how many of these young men I have overlooked during my 30 years in law enforcement not knowing they were victims. It breaks my heart. I am proud that we now have a place for them in my home.
Denton County Sheriff
I know firsthand the difference that Ranch Hands Rescue is making in the community and I have no doubt that they will be an able and effective steward of the program. RHR has consistently demonstrated the ability to provide professional and compassionate services to individuals who have experienced the most traumatic events. Simply put, RHR has a reputation for excellence in trauma-informed care and services and is well known and respected through Denton County and across the State of Texas.
Executive Director of Denton County MHMR Center
When I first met Bob, I was so impressed with his organization where he takes abused and neglected animals and refurbishes them and uses them for children that have been abused and neglected. It takes a special person to have that type of vision and I really respect him for that. He changes people’s lives, and it’s not just with kids, but also veterans and other individuals.
Bob Williams, my new hero, has launched Bob’s House of Hope, the only safe house in America for abused boys between 17 and 24, who are somehow dragged into the sex trade. […] Please do whatever you can to help Bob build his dream house, Bob’s House of Hope.
Actor and Activist
Back then, I was dealing with PTSD and literally felt like I was going to die from the anxiety and the panic attacks that I was having. I knew I was going to end up dead from overdosing, wind up in the hands of someone else that was going to murder me, or I was going to commit suicide. I didn’t know which one it was going to be, but I knew eventually I was going to give up.
When I look at a place like Bob’s House of Hope, I see the old version of myself who was crying and begging for a place like Bob’s House of Hope.
Lived Experience Expert
The relationship and bond between animals and people is amazing. I read that kids who have been through abuse feel more comfortable telling their problems to animals, so it’s a win-win situation. I know that these times are tough, but I’m asking you to support this organization and give as much as you can.
Lt. Col Allen West
One of the problems that we have here in Texas is that we are the number one state in the United States of America for human and sex trafficking. It’s something that we have to rectify. I think that this is something, that regardless of your political affiliation, we can join hands and make sure we end human and sex trafficking and support Ranch Hands Rescue.
Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
Representative Tan Parker
Programs at Ranch Hands Rescue and Bob’s House of Hope provide healing from the horrific pain and mental anguish endured as victims. Forced drug addiction, complex medical challenges, legal trouble, educational deficits, and a host of other issues, are just some of the devastating challenges they face. Instead of falling into an endless cycle of dependency and despair, Bob’s House of Hope is teaching life skills and providing counseling to give these young Texans a renewed life. The transformation that is taking place at Ranch Hands Rescue and Bob’s House of Hope is miraculous and restores the goodness our community is built upon.
Texas State Rep House District 63
How can we help you?
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