Deborah Kuehner: Director of The Potter’s Hand Foundation
(From website) Our story began in 2012 when Deborah, our founder and executive director, became aware of the atrocities of sexual slavery after her daughter-in-law visited Calcutta, India, and returned to the United States with a passion for saving girls from this brutal exploitation.
After hearing her daughter-in-law’s heart, Deborah began to research the issue only to discover that it was a global crisis and a much bigger problem in the United States than she ever thought possible.
Soon after, she organized a group of individuals with a passion for this work, and together they established The Potter’s Hands Foundation to do their part in combating sex-trafficking in Western, NY.
They each began sharing their knowledge and understanding of the crisis with everyone they encountered. They found that once people became aware of this horrific crime against America’s women and children, they, too, wanted to join the fight in this battle.
The Potter’s Hands Foundation was incorporated in October of 2013.
The Potter’s Hands Foundation is a faith-based, non-profit 501c3 organization committed to serving survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking as they work through the process of restoration and healing.
Guided by the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Word of God, The Potter’s Hands Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing a safe, secure environment in which girls will receive mental health counseling; be nurtured in physical, emotional, and spiritual healing; and be equipped with the skills necessary for self-reliance; and reintegration to society through building a support network of healthy relationships with family, friends, church, and community.