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Since Building Hope Today was founded in 2016, we have been chasing one ambitious goal: to play our part in ending the child sexual abuse epidemic in our country. And while the crisis is huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to help solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe every child will grow up, free from sexual abuse, within our lifetime.

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Building Hope Today is here to help victims of childhood sexual abuse, support multi-disciplinary teams who bear the burden of investigation and prosecution, and to prevent other children from experiencing child sexual abuse by educating those who care for children.

Our Story:

From Idaho beginnings to a national presence

Matt and Lynne Morgan founded Building Hope Today in 2016. Their journey began years earlier when Matt experienced sexual abuse as a child. Matt was committed to not living his life like a victim. After 30 years, he was able to prove that his uncle had groomed him and then used the position to sexually abuse him. A unanimous jury verdict in his favor changed his life and, for the first time in history, a sexual abuse case won on the grounds of fraud within the legal system. Matt and Lynne knew they couldn’t let this victory stop with just them. There were other victims who deserved to be heard and receive justice.

Matt and Lynne started connecting with experts across the country who shared the common goal of putting an end to childhood sexual abuse. After his court win, he and Lynne had traveled around looking for a way to help prevent the silent epidemic of childhood sexual abuse. Little did they know the answer was right under their noses. No matter how long a child waits to disclose their abuse, prosecutors can prove that sexual abuse occurred when the stages of grooming are present.

Our Team

Cort Liddiard

CEO
Ball Ventures

Board Member

    Pat McKenna

    Police Detective (Ret.) IDaho Falls

    Board Member 

    Mark Tornillo

    Founder & CEO, Martek Global

    Board Member

    Jeff Huffman

    Developer & Home Builder

    Board Member

    Liz Bigham

    Special Agent – Georgia bureau of investigation

    Board Member & Expert Trainer

      Daniel Clark, J.D.

      Prosecuting attorney – bonneville county

      Board Member & Expert Trainer

        Jean Fisher, J.D.

        PROSECUTOR & COO – Faces of Hope Victim Center

        Board Member & Expert Trainer

        Lydia Newlin

        victim assistance & Restorative justice program director – minnesota dept. of corrections

        Board Member & Expert Trainer

          LaVarr McBride

          assistant teaching professor & program coordinator – penn state dept. of criminal justice

          Expert Trainer

            Haylee Peacock

            special agent – georgia bureau of investigation

            Expert Trainer

            Anne Leonard Tierney

            Licensed Professional counselor – bright tomorrows child advocacy center

            Expert Trainer

              Thomas Tueller

              Founder & Licensed professional counselor – Tueller Counseling
              services

              Expert Trainer

                Faye White

                Executive director – Building hope today

                 

                Our Mission & Values

                Building Hope Today prevents and reduces childhood sexual abuse.

                We equip, care, advocate, and educate.

                Our mission and work are built on six core values:

                Hope   –   Healing   –   Justice   –   Collaboration   –   Awareness   –   Safety

                Your Donations Make a HUGE Impact

                2016

                • Campaigns 82% 82%
                • Research & Development 10% 10%
                • Management 6% 6%
                • Organization Growth 2% 2%

                2017

                • Campaigns 74% 74%
                • Research & Development 12% 12%
                • Management 10% 10%
                • Organization Growth 4% 4%

                2018

                • Campaigns 84% 84%
                • Research & Development 14% 14%
                • Management 6% 6%
                • Organization Growth 2% 2%

                2019

                • Campaigns 80% 80%
                • Research & Development 15% 15%
                • Management 5% 5%
                • Organization Growth 0% 0%

                A Letter from the Board

                Coming soon!

                Matt & Lynne Morgan

                Founders of Building Hope Today

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