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Our Process

To understand more about how we serve our community you first need to understand who we are here to help. 

Whom We Serve

Trafficked Teen Girls and Sexually Exploited Women (Many of our women are in several of these categories)

  • Prostitution
  • Massage Brothels
  • Strip Clubs
  • Escorts
  • Pornography
  • Domestic Sex Trafficking

How We Serve

  • A Holistic Trauma-Based Approach to Aftercare
  • Social Work – In house
  • Spiritual – in house
  • Mental Health – in house and community
  • Medical – community
  • Legal – community
  • Education- in house; community
  • Peer Support

Member Backgrounds

Every member has their own unique story, but here are some of the more common experiences.  Some individuals may have experienced force more than one of the following:

  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Lack of Education
  • Under employed / Unemployed
  • Addiction
  • Criminal Background
  • Parental abandonment
  • Trafficking or pimping by family member or close friend

Mental Health Issues 

Emotional Trauma can often be a cause or result from the human trafficking industry, these are some of the prevalent problems our members face.

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Lack of Coping Mechanisms

Our Approach

To help these women develop their new lives, we believe in long term support.  Often one to three years are needed with members.

What Type of Care Our Advocates Provide

Trauma Informed Care

  • Respecting her right to decision-making
  • Respect survival instincts
  • Acknowledge her view of reality
  • Establish a sense of safety
  • Partner case management with other services

Relationship Based

  • Passionate & committed advocates
  • Individualized Support
  • Consistency
  • Boundaries

Strength Based

  • Empowerment
  • Skills identification
  • Amplifying Success & growth

Many of our clients have learned not to feel to survive. They may enter therapy not trusting, just observing, in some cases with no positive expectations at all. Often times these women wouldn’t choose counseling so we have to careful and empathetic approach to the counseling we provide.