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Who We Are 2022-08-11T17:25:36+00:00

SHE IS CLOTHED WITH STRENGTH AND DIGNITY, AND SHE LAUGHS WITHOUT FEAR OF THE FUTURE.

Proverbs 31:25

Our Story

Islands of Hope Dream Center is a Christ-centered non-profit organization established on Oahu in 2014. We offer sex-trafficked women a safe living environment with a caring and equipped staff, and a counseling program necessary to help these young women find healing.

We are networked with The Dream Center and other non-profits in Hawaii, offering the opportunity for restoration to rescued female traffic victims.

Our Mission

A Christ-centered non–profit organization to restore hope by providing a safe haven where women affected by sex trafficking can find support, community, and healing.

Our Vision

Following Christ’s example by assisting in the healing and empowerment of women affected by sex-trafficking.

Islands of Hope Dream Center aims to provide:

  • A home for ages 18+ sex-trafficked women
  • Maternity assistance
  • A safe environment where women can find housing, food, clothing
  • A safe space where women can volunteer to help the community through a wide variety of programs
  • Health and mental health therapy assessment
  • Education and life skills training
  • A place to teach life lessons of God’s love and sharing His grace
  • Recovery programs
  • Community and emotional support with sisters in Christ
  • Outreach programs for the community
  • Building relationships with the community
  • Meeting physical and spiritual needs by connecting them to God’s Family
  • Taking Islands of Hope Dream Center to all the Hawaiian Islands and beyond

Our Team

Vickie Lemasters
Vickie LemastersFounder & President
Vickie Lemasters, Founder and President of Islands of Hope Dream Center, has a passion for women trapped by human trafficking. As a young child, she was a victim of sexual abuse and identifies with the circumstances that lead many of these women to a life of shame and regret. She is the mother of three adult daughters, has taken undergraduate classes for nursing, and has worked in education as a teacher’s aide, in medical as a nurse’s aide, in retail as a store manager, and now in non-profit management and social services as the founder and president of Islands of Hope Dream Center for 8 years. She has trained with the LA and Phoenix Dream Centers and provides one-on-one care for survivors of human trafficking and coordinates services with other service providers to allow these women to heal, restore their lives, and find hope.
Jim Lemasters
Jim LemastersVice President
Jim Lemasters is an IT professional for the US government and has provided leadership in the non-profit field for over 30 years, as a church deacon, church elder, and church school board chairman. He has a heart for the needs of others and has attended training sessions that focused on the need to end sex trafficking.  He has volunteered with his wife, Vickie, for the Islands of Hope Dream Center board for over 8 years.
Shawn Withy-Allen
Shawn Withy-AllenDirector
Shawn Withy-Allen serves as the Lead Pastor of Manna Church Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Shawn is an ordained minister with a B.S. in Communications from the University of Hawaii, a certificate in Missions Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Masters in Christian Leadership from Grace College of Divinity. Shawn has over 17 years of ministry experience, 10 of which were served at Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC, where he led a student ministry that impacted over 10,000 students every semester. In addition to his role as the Lead Pastor for Manna Church Hawaii, Shawn also serves as the Character Coach and Chaplain for the UH Rainbow Warriors football team.
Dr. Jennifer Hutchinson
Dr. Jennifer HutchinsonDirector
Dr. Jennifer Hutchinson is a registered nurse who has devoted her nursing career as a bedside nurse working in the neonatal intensive care unit. She has been a NICU nurse since 2012. She is passionate about education and advocacy for others. Jennifer strives to live a Christ-centered life by being a compassionate listener, serving and advocating for others. Jennifer received her bachelor of science in nursing from Hawaii Pacific University, a masters of science in nursing with an emphasis in education, and her doctorate of nursing practice from Grand Canyon University.

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