Faith. Community. Art.



"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

SFP Team & Board of Directors

Team Members

Anita Hoepner

Founder/Executive Director

David Manville


Zoe Burroughs


Courtney Arnold


Cheryl Mattison

Volunteer Coordinator

Lauren Willson

Event Planning Coordinator

Morgan Burgard

Art Program Director

DLynn Herting

Advisory Board


Board of Directors

Brigette Robarge

Founder/CEO, Yanay Freedom Services

Advocacy & Training Specialist, Vista Maria

Board Member, State of Michigan Human Trafficking Advisory Board

Co-Founder, What About Us

Lived Experience Expert

Callan Loo

Executive Director/President, The Intentional Living Collective

Chelsea Brodfuehrer

Recovery Courts Coordinator, 14b District Court

Yoga Instructor

Annie Buchtrup

Director, Brightmont Academy Northville

Board Member, DDA City of South Lyon

Owner, The Lemon Tree