Date(s) - 11/22/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well (Emerson). Sarah Haught’s vision was to build a ranch and provide a safe haven for sex-trafficking survivors, bringing them healing and restoration. She made a shift in her career as a Tucson Police officer to become a part of the solution, fighting the problem and rescuing those girls out of slavery.
Sarah Haught is the founder of the team behind Beauty From Ashes Ranch, and she is now the president of the Ranch organization. Sarah’s strong faith has guided her to help others since childhood and plant her faith into the lives of the community. Whether it is missionary work overseas, coordinating memorial events for fallen soldiers, or working with the Special Olympics, Sarah has always given her time, faith, and love to others. Sarah attended college on scholarships for soccer, track and field, and cross country. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Jefferson State College. Sarah’s desire to help the community led her career in law enforcement. She has worked eleven years as a police officer, crisis intervention technician, and undercover officer in the Street Crime Interdiction Unit.
Sergeant Haught is a member of the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN). She has been a teacher and mentor for students at Pima Community College for three years. Sarah sets the example through personal action and faith, and she has the experience to build teams committed to helping others.
During her time working in the sex trafficking unit, Sarah saw a need for a long-term holistic care facility in order for survivors to fully escape and heal from their traumatic past. Sarah was always taught by her parents while growing up, “See a need and fill it.” This need is now being filled by the Ranch.