Hope for Justice is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Country Director for Cambodia, Joshua Bailey, and our new Career & Education Director for Cambodia, Andrea Bailey. They begin work on Monday, November 7.
Joshua and Andrea join us from Gray Haven, a non-profit based in Richmond, Virginia that brings hope and restoration to survivors of human trafficking, which they co-founded in 2010.
Joshua said: “I am honored to work alongside a team of people who will settle for nothing less than the complete elimination of slavery in our world. There is a special depth to that honor when I contemplate on the lives that will be freed and restored through Hope for Justice. To think that I get to be a part of a vision so pure and audacious is exciting and humbling.”
Joshua’s pursuit of justice started in early 2007 when he was 22 years old and interning at a nine-month Christian discipleship program. He first learned about human trafficking at a global level through the story of a young girl from Thailand.
He co-founded Gray Haven with Andrea in 2010 with a key focus on developing a concept that had never been attempted in Richmond, Virginia: holistic survivor care for victims of human trafficking. Josh has worked with government agencies, churches, non-profits, and universities to address human trafficking throughout Virginia.
From advising on state policies that increased the statute of limitations for trafficking victims to sue their traffickers, to forging a partnership with a major healthcare provider to provide no-cost medical services, Josh has unleashed a passion to advocate for individual men, women, and children affected by human trafficking.
Joshua is an avid reader and writer – he particularly enjoys Hemingway, Dostoevsky, and N.T. Wright. Two other hobbies that keep him busy and moving fast are seeking out the best cup of coffee everywhere he visits and spending as much time on his road bike as he can.
Andrea is originally from Bogota, Colombia where through ministry opportunities as a teenager she first developed a passion to see women and girls reach their potential. She migrated to the US at 15, and nine years later in 2010 co-founded Gray Haven, a non-profit designed to bring hope and restoration to survivors of human trafficking in Richmond, Virginia.
Andrea’s work at Gray Haven meant walking alongside survivors as they rebuild their lives while equipping others to effectively serve survivors. Her work comes from a passion to love people where they are and to ensure no survivor has to walk alone.
Aside from her calling to love and serve others, she is a mom to a fun-loving two-year-old girl. Andrea loves exploring and going on adventures with her family and is a new triathlete, which has allowed her to see how we can get past our fears and limitations in our minds while acquiring the concepts and skills to overcome daily life’s challenges.
Andrea said: “I am very grateful and consider it an honor to join the Hope for Justice family. I look forward to working together towards a world where no-one is enslaved.”