About Our FounderCristina Scarpellini
Angels of Hope Against Human Trafficking strives to work alongside those who have been affected by human trafficking or those who have experienced violence, abuse, or assault within the sex trade industry. Angels of Hope (AOH) will utilize the Person-Centered Approach when supporting victims of human trafficking with the restoration of their dignity, their freedom and their wellbeing through distinctive, coordinated, comprehensive and immediate victim services. AOH will act as the client‚Äôs primary case management worker, who will provide a variety of supports for victims and their loved ones. AOH will operate with flexible hours of operation for individuals who identify themselves as a human trafficking victim. Families of human trafficking victims in need of assistance will also have access to these services. AOH services are offered in a safe, secure and confidential environment. Services will include workshops, counselling services including ADAT assessment; peer support, basic needs, support groups, training, public speaking, presentations and outside referrals to the appropriate agencies.
AOH¬†was founded in November 2015 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, by Cristina¬†Scarpellini, a certified addictions counsellor with real life ¬†experience in mental¬†health and addictions.