"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

- Matthew 10:29-31.

The above passage from Scripture describes God's love for His children over all creatures on Earth. Even the smallest of birds do not fall on His watch. These verses serve as a reminder, especially for survivors, that we are ALL worthy of love and are valuable in His sight.



Our organization is commUNITY focused. Sparrows are small in size, but they draw their strength in numbers and are known to be very protective, hardworking, and creative creatures. By working together as a community, our voices become louder and stronger. It is about working with our neighbors, our local businesses, and other organizations who share our goals. It takes a community to bring about change.



Art is a powerful tool for communication - there are no language barriers. Art has the power to heal, tell stories, evoke emotions, and help create social change. Sparrow Freedom Project's Healing HeARTs Program allows artists, of all ages and from every background, an opportunity to help shed light on Human Trafficking, to give a voice to those who do not have one, and to bring hope to those who need it most.

What we do


Education is key in the fight against Human Trafficking. We offer a Human Trafficking 101 Training Course for all licensed professionals in the state of Michigan. If you are interested in booking a speaker for your community, school, church, or business event, please visit our How You Can Help page and scroll down to our Speaker Request Form.


We help provide aid and support to survivors of human trafficking. Assistance includes: food, clothing, emergency housing rental costs, transportation, and other basic needs. We cannot do what we do without the help of our generous donors. Help us continue our efforts to assist survivors in immediate need by making a donation today. Every dollar counts.

Get to know our SFP Team Members

Anita Hoepner


Founder & Executive Director

  • Wife and mother of two
  • Bachelors Degree, Business Marketing, Oakland University
  • Freelance Graphic Designer, ANH Design LLC
  • Secretary, Freedom for the Captives, Standing Up for Children: A Christian Response to Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Outreach Committee Member, Salem Lutheran Church

"As a survivor of repeated childhood sexual abuse, I use my past experiences, strong faith, and love of art to create an organization whose main focus is to help educate and empower communities to take action. With an amazing team by my side, I am proud of what Sparrow Freedom Project has become. Human Trafficking is very real. The work is often times difficult, but we will continue to work hard to provide the aid and support that victims/survivors so desperately need."

David Manville



  • Full-Time Lecturer/Academic Advisor, Eastern Michigan University

Tina Beak



  • Part-time Medical Assistant, Full-time wife and mom of three
  • Children's Ministry K-2 Teacher, Community Bible Church of South Lyon
  • Joy in the City Outreach Committee Member, Community Bible Church of South Lyon
  • Attended Kendall College of Art and Design

"Prior to becoming a full-time mom, I have done everything from Real Estate to Cosmetology, but my true passion is volunteering in my time to amazing causes like helping victims of Human Trafficking." 

Courtney Arnold




Board Advisor, Survivor

D'Lynn has worked to rebuild her life and is now making it her mission to help others. She is sharing her story to help spread awareness about human trafficking and push for change. D'lynn is going to school in hopes of becoming a Christian counselor.