HOUSING & PROGRAMS
A safe place to build hope and a future.
SAFEHOPE HOME DAY PROGRAM
The SafeHope Home day program is provided to participants from Monday to Friday, 9:30AM to 3PM. Our program is a long-term comprehensive program that is catered to meet each individual participants needs. We have a core component of 33 courses that each participant is required to complete to successfully graduate; as well as a set of elective programs. Our courses have been carefully selected and created by human trafficking and trauma experts to provide the girls with utmost opportunity of healing and recovery. The objectives of the program are that participants will be equipped to:
- Successfully resolve past issues of abuse and addictions (if applicable)
- Engage in healthy relationships
- Manage emotions in a healthy, functioning manner
- Improve quality of life and increased level of self-esteem and self-compassion
- Break the cycle of abuse in their own lives
- Reach a higher level of education and employability skills to move forward as successful contributing members of society
Some of the programs include but are not limited to:
- Mindful movement
- Family patterns
- Art therapy
- Joy journaling
The classes are 45minutes in length with 15-minute breaks between each class. There is a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day. Participants are required to attend programs every day unless a medical doctors note is provided.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROGRAM OFFERINGS
At SafeHope Home we recognize the extreme difficulty of working through lifelong trauma and acknowledge how draining and emotional if can be for our participants. We also acknowledge that most of our participants have never had the opportunity to engage in extra-curricular activities as children and therefor offer the girls with the opportunity to do so. Each participant can choose from several activities outside of SafeHope Home that they would like to engage in after programs. Some of the program offerings have been horseback riding, music, kickboxing, dance and rock-climbing lessons. These programs are a way for the girls to get out into the community and participate in something that they are passionate about while also taking their minds off the intensive recovery programs. We also strongly encourage and support participants to complete their secondary and post-secondary education. We believe that education is a fundamental right of everyone in our nation and we do everything that we can to support the furthering of education for our participants.
STAGE TWO HOUSING
SafeHope Home provides survivors of human trafficking a safe and supportive home to reside in while working on their recovery. In this supportive context participants develop basic living skills. This unique house encourages independent living in a roommate environment. Each participant has their own bedroom and can come and go from the house freely, while respecting house rules and curfews. The House Manager resides in the home with the young women. The home is also staffed with support workers that are available during waking hours to support the girls in any way needed. The home is intended to be a place of healing for those committed to recovery. The residential home is a place where the girls are supported and encouraged to learn basic life skills in conjunction with our SafeHope day program while being in a safe environment.
FOLLOW UP CARE
The Follow care program is provided to all participants who have graduated from the program and/or have exited the program and provides the follow-up and care they need to be successful in the community at large. Invitations to events are extended, one-to-one care is provided and continued access to trauma therapy is available. The Follow care program is ongoing for as long as the participant expresses the need for extended support.
Providing care and support to those in the community outside of the residential/day program. This can include young women who are not eligible for the residential/day program or those who wish to remain living in the community
- Access to trauma therapist with human trafficking knowledge
- Access to medical doctor
- Provide case management planning
- Regular check-ins
- Court Support
- Housing Support
- Assist with obtaining basic necessities (clothing, toiletries, etc.)
- Connecting with community resources
- Peer mentorship
Peer mentorship is a one-on-one service delivered by an individual who has lived experience and can provide compassion and understanding on a personal level. Peer mentors advocate for the participants to ensure their voice is heard and their needs are met. The peer mentor provides comfort, lack of judgement and empowerment while supporting them through their recovery process. Our peer mentor works with the participants in the residential day program and coordinates community outreach for potential or past participants.