1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be

sexually abused by their 18th birthday. 

Together we can protect future generations and bring a healing touch to sexual abuse victims

Our Mission

Trees of Hope is committed to helping survivors heal past wounds in order to restore their lives, in addition to protecting future generations from sexual abuse through education and outreach. Using specialized curriculum that reaches both men and women of all ages, our healing programs help survivors begin the restoration process by teaching them how to recognize destructive behaviors, identify and cope with the effects of sexual abuse, and learn how to implement critical tools in order to prevent destructive life patterns. Click the black button below to watch a special speaking engagement as Pastor Doug, lead pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale shares the stage with Dee Proietto, founder of Trees of Hope, as she tells her story of abuse and her personal journey from victim to survivor to thriver. 


Trees of Hope is not able to provide immediate attention to victims of abuse. If you or anyone you know has been sexually assaulted or abused and need immediate help, contact the Nancy J. Cotterman Center on their 24-hour helpline at 954-761-RAPE (7273) or visit them online.










On "Not Just A Hashtag" Podcast, we will be discussing the epidemic of sexual abuse, its realities and the unfiltered ways in which it has changed our lives.  We share our personal stories and how our lives have been restored. This podcast is for anyone who wants to educate themselves on the statistics of sexual abuse, signs to look out for and how to prevent it from happening. We hope each time you listen you are affirmed that you are more than just a hashtag!

did you know?

About 90%

of sexually abused children know their abuser. (D21)

Every 11 Minutes

child protective services substantiate or find evidence for a claim of child sexual abuse. (RAINN)

Victims of Abuse

are about 4 more times likely to develop symptoms of drug abuse, about 4 more times likely to experience PTSD, and 3 times more likely to experience a major depressive episode as adults. (RAINN)

Behavioral Problems

including physical aggression, non-compliance, and oppositionality occur frequently among sexually abused children and adolescents. (D2L)

Our groups

Trees of Hope healing groups are recovery groups of 6-8 people who meet at different churches around South Florida and Orlando. These healing groups take place every week for 10 -12 weeks. We would love for you to join us at any of our locations - simply add yourself to the waiting list and when one of the groups open up, we will email you with the registration details. 



The Center for Disease Control estimates that every 8 minutes a child is sexually abused. We've created an educational workshop to bring awareness to the silent epidemic affecting so many children and families. In the Prevent workshop, you will be educated on topics like defining sexual abuse, the grooming process of an offender, perpetrator profiles and the harmful effects of pornography.  This resource can help equip you to start the conversation with your child. 


Register today for our online training. 

our values


Become a

Monthly Donor 

At Trees of Hope, we’re not into quick fixes.  We believe we have to commit to people for the long haul, and monthly donors allow us to do just that. Because of regular donors, we can provide the material for our healing groups and prevention workshops. 


The best healing that ever happened to me 6 years ago and a sisterhood that will last a lifetime!

What I've learned from the healing workshop led to freedom from the effects of abuse and trauma and friendships that will last a lifetime. 

I received healing through not only going through the program but being a facilitator. They are great role models helping people find their voice. 

Hope in the Numbers

The heart behind Trees of Hope is to positively impact the lives of those affected by sexual abuse in order to help them heal, find freedom from negative life patterns, and live fulfilling lives. Through our programs, workshops, and educational resources, we have been able to directly work in the lives of thousands of people over the past 12 years.

In order to continue to run our healing programs, workshops, and print our educational materials, Trees of Hope spends almost $70,000 per year. This cost is funded through sponsors, grants, donors, and our events.


In addition to serving the South Florida area for more than a decade, Trees of Hope is now located in 7 host churches and has expanded its programs and workshops into Orlando, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.


We serve people every week through a variety of programs. In addition to a weekly presence in the local jails, we host weekly healing groups, weekly leadership studies, and monthly prevention and education workshops.

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116 NE 24th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

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954.533.2416 local |  954-533.2417 fax

Trees of Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

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