For the Love of Mankind
“I strongly believe in the personal responsibility of philanthropy, especially to support children in need. Blessed with the ability to make a positive impact through my work, I am committed to giving back through partnerships with Nicole’s Place and the Austin 20, as well as locally in Jackson, WY. Nicole’s Place, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, offers housing, education, and counseling to girls who have been trafficked or exploited, providing a safe space for healing and growth after experiencing trauma. As the founder, I feel honored to contribute to this cause and aim to help many more girls in the future. Additionally, the Austin 20 is a passion project of mine, a grassroots group dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children by raising funds, awareness, and providing essential services. Our mission is to create a nurturing and secure environment where all children feel loved and valued, regardless of their background or circumstances. Through building strong families and fostering a sense of community, we strive to offer hope for their future and positive role models in their lives.”
Lisa Oden Knapp
Empowerment is about giving those who need it the resources to make decisions for themselves, and to take action on those decisions. We stand by the empowerment of young women everywhere!
Philanthropy is about transparency and collaboration, which means that it’s not just about donating money or time—it’s also about being accountable for your actions and being open with those around you.
Collaboration is the act of working together for a common goal. By focusing on collaboration, we’ll be able to make the most impact with our resources—and maybe even connect with some new friends along the way!
A Safe Harbor For Survivors Of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Nicole’s Place provides temporary care in a peaceful, healing environment for girls who have survived Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). Nicole’s Place works with each girl to assess her specific experiences and circumstances to determine the best pathway toward successful healing and recovery. Nicole’s Place provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which to heal and recover from the trauma of domestic minor sex trafficking. We offer a full continuum of services that include housing, medical care, education, therapy and life skills training.
Supported by love
The Austin 20 is a locally-based grassroots group of citizens determined to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable children will be raising funds, awareness, and providing services. Our mission is to create an environment where all children are nurtured, safe and secure; where they feel loved and valued regardless of their background or circumstances. We are also working to promote a sense of community among the parents and families we serve. Our goal is to help build strong families, where children have hope for their future and positive role models in their lives.