Holly Christine Hayes

Founder + CEO, Sanctuary Project

Holly Christine Hayes is Founder + CEO of Sanctuary Project, a survivor-run nonprofit community employing and empowering women who’ve survived lives of trafficking, violence, and addiction in Austin, TX. Holly was rescued out of a life of trauma more than nineteen years ago and knows the path to recovery can be long and rocky. Her vision and leadership create a safe space for other survivors to grow in practical skills, unleash their creativity, embrace their femininity, and heal their hearts – all in community with other survivors. Holly is an award-winning author of From Basement to Sanctuary and a world-renowned recovery ministry expert. She speaks in safe houses, jails, churches, recovery communities and conferences all over the globe about finding healing and transformation from trauma and becoming the beautiful, inspiring individuals we were each created to be.