Jeanne L. Allert
Founder and Executive Director
The Samaritan Women
In 2007, Jeanne L. Allert bought a 23-acre estate and started Maryland’s first residential program to help victims of domestic sex trafficking. She is credited with rallying thousands of community volunteers who helped transform the estate into a long-term shelter in four years.
In a new initiative, Allert’s Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care is seeking research partners to help establish care standards and best practices in treating trafficking victims.
In addition, the institute is serving as a mentor with start-up agencies in Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Eastern Shore, and its five-year goal is to support the creation of 27 new shelter programs across the country.