Beauty For Ashes is a non-profit 501-c3 organization founded in 2014 by Lauren Spiewak. We support the efforts in North Africa to prevent, rescue, and restore victims of human trafficking. North Africa is a strategic location for combating human trafficking because it is the literal ground along which the majority of trade routes cross from all of Africa to Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

We currently support one Transition Home in Morocco. Our hope is to expand into other Moroccan cities and then other North African countries to help fight against the terrible injustice of human trafficking.


We strive to prevent human trafficking and restore victims by providing safe homes and alternative job opportunities.  We believe each human has the right to freedom, to dignity, and to something beautiful


To prevent human trafficking and restore victims in North Africa to the beauty and dignity intended to all humanity.

Core Values

All human beings are intrinsically endowed with dignity and have been created with purpose and beauty

Men and women are equally created for dignity and beauty, being equal in their value and worth

No human being has the right to claim ownership of another human being through physical force, coercion, or deception, regardless of relationship or monetary transaction

Human beings are the greatest assets of every society, and it is in the best interest of the community to nurture and encourage the natural gifts, creativity, and talents of all its citizens