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Real Escape From the Sex Trade

Offering pathways to freedom, safety, and hope to individuals who have experienced the sex trade.

two stars

78.77

4215 Ranier Avenue South Suite B
Seattle, WA 98118
tel: (425) 395-4691   Web Site
EIN: 45-3531020

Board Leadership
Brent Turner
Chairman

CEO
Amanda Hightower
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.77 two stars
  Financial 80.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Real Escape From the Sex Trade's (REST) mission is to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. We offer a full continuum of care with programs that provide relationship-based, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed services for hundreds of women and men in our community who have been exploited in the sex trade each year. We are a Christian organization that desires to offer respectful services to individuals of all faith backgrounds. Our faith shows most strongly in our values of providing unconditional care, focusing on relationships, recognizing strengths, minimizing barriers, and walking with our clients on their journey to freedom, rather than acting as “saviors,” or attempting to proselytize.

Real Escape From the Sex Trade's (REST) mission is to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. We offer a full continuum of care with programs that provide relationship-based, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed services for hundreds of women and men in our community who have been exploited in the sex trade each year. We are a Christian organization that desires to offer respectful services to individuals of all faith backgrounds. Our faith shows most strongly in our values of providing unconditional care, focusing on relationships, recognizing strengths, minimizing barriers, and walking with our clients on their journey to freedom, rather than acting as “saviors,” or attempting to proselytize.

Financial

three stars

80.72

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 26.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Real Escape From the Sex Trade on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Real Escape From the Sex Trade on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,619,376
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $207,582
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $359,624
Total Contributions $2,186,582
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,186,582
   Other Revenue $160,160
TOTAL REVENUE $2,346,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,686,432
   Administrative Expenses $100,498
   Fundraising Expenses $415,368
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,202,298
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $144,444
   
Net Assets $306,395

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Emergency Receiving Center $779,854 46.2%
Community Advocate Team $501,101 29.7%
The REST House $363,976 21.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 78.77 two stars
2019-06 12/01/2020 77.11 two stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 70.35 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 45-3531020
Name in IRS Master File REAL ESCAPE FROM THE SEX TRADE
NTEE Code I73
NTEE Classification Sexual Abuse, Prevention of
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 2011
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,226 5.09% Amanda Hightower Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Real Escape From the Sex Trade (WA) 78.77 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

Real Escape From the Sex Trade
4215 Ranier Avenue South
Suite B
Seattle, WA 98118
tel: (425) 395-4691
EIN: 45-3531020

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Board Leadership

Brent Turner
Chairman

CEO

Amanda Hightower
Executive Director

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