Mary Washington Healthcare’s Forensic Nurse Examiner team participates
in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC)
Hope Bag Collection Project 2020
The Mary Washington Forensic Nurse Examiner team, understanding the importance
of supporting human trafficking victims, participated in the 2020 Hope
Bag statewide collection project led by the Virginia Department of Criminal
The items collected include brand-new clothing such as leggings, underwear,
t-shirts, socks, along with gift cards, snacks (nuts, granola bars), sack
bags, and toiletries. The success of the project contributes to the crucial
support survivors need during their first steps of recovery.
Several Mary Washington Healthcare departments helped gather items for
the hope bags: The Wellness Program/Ryan White Grant, Trauma Services,
the Emergency Department at Lee’s Hill, MWH Emergency Department,
MWH Mother/Baby and Labor & Delivery units. The goal was to create
a minimum of 50 bags and they ended up with a total of 350 bags filled!
Also, there were extra toiletries for 200+ additional hygiene kits, far
exceeding the initial goal!
MWHC Associate, Angelina Campbell, FNE, will meet with the state trafficking
response coordinator to receive 48 Hope Bags for our local jurisdictions.
This project highlights the importance of recognizing, rescuing, and supporting
human trafficking victims.
For more information about the statewide effort, please visit
dcjs.virginia.gov. To learn more about Mary Washington Healthcare’s Forensic Exam
Services, please visit