Genesis and Inspiration

Sometimes we don’t plan; we follow God’s call. Jill Cohen accepted the role of Interpreter of Peace with Justice for the Central Florida Presbytery Presbyterian Women in 2011. This led to lobbying Florida’s Senators on Capitol Hill to pass the Violence against Women Act.

Learning of degradation via Human Trafficking led Jill to coordinate a meeting in early 2012 of law enforcement personnel, health care professionals and others who wish to stop this crime against humanity. They discussed public awareness, coordination of agencies, and the need for programs and a shelter. This led to the incarnation of The Lifeboat Project, Inc., (LBP) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency that is dealing with Human Trafficking.

Our motto is "Rescuing and Restoring to Wholeness." Concerned persons are working with Jill and, with prayerful credit to God, are putting in place the assistance for those who are in such desperate need.

Mission Statement

To restore hope and dignity and to promote self-sufficiency by increasing awareness of forced exploitation of individuals, providing them with a temporary safe haven, personal development and educational resources and coordinating with other agencies to help them transition to becoming productive members of society.