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.
SAFEHOPE HOME OUTREACH & FOLLOW-CARE
SafeHope Home is committed to ending the cycle of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in the lives of the participants we support; however, it is recognized that not everyone who is in need of services will require a residential setting for service acquisition. SafeHope Home is committed to supporting all survivors whether they choose to continue to their journey of recovery in the community, have left or have graduated SafeHope Home’s long-term residential program.
WHAT IS OUTREACH?
SafeHope Home offers outreach services to survivors of Human Trafficking or those vulnerable to being trafficked, who, for whatever reason have either chosen to not enter the residential program, have been deemed an unideal fit for the home at this time, or have adequate outside support.
Referral Criteria: none. All those who are vulnerable to or have been trafficked are welcome in our outreach program. Please email: email@example.com
Other Outreach services include monthly group gatherings where you will find yourself a part of a safe, welcoming community of like-minded individuals. This is a space where we share, uplift one another, and discuss meaningful topics. Every other month we have a fun group activity to build community and belonging and just lighten the load of everyday life.
You will also have access to a medical doctor familiar with treating survivors of human trafficking, working with a trauma therapist, as well as employment readiness programs and education planning. Participants involved in SafeHope Homes Outreach Program are also eligible to receive assistance with groceries and other necessities, help with Ontario Works (OW), the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and acquiring housing should they need it. SafeHope Home also offers peer mentorship, court support and connecting individuals with other community resources dependent upon their needs (i.e. mental health and addiction services), as well as more practical assistance with life skills such as parenting, budgeting and transportation.
WHAT IS FOLLOW-CARE?
SafeHope Home offers follow-care services to young women who have previously resided in the residential home after they have graduated from the program. Participants in follow-care are monitored as needed and receive assistance in transitioning from a residential setting to independence. Participants in follow-care are able to remain involved and access services from the medical doctor, dentist and trauma therapist they saw while at SafeHope Home. All the services that are available to Outreach participants are available to Follow-care participants upon exiting the Residential home. Participants will be monitored by staff on a scale deemed appropriate per individual need.
Outreach/Follow Care support telephone line:
All participants in the SafeHope Home outreach and Follow Care programs have access to a support worker via telephone or text message.
Contact Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9a-5p
In case of an emergency please call 911
Durham region 24 hr support:
DRPS HT HOTLINE
905-579-1520 EXT. 4888
VICTIM SERVICES OF DURHAM REGION
1-888-579-1520 ext. 3400
DURHAM MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE
CANADIAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
DISTRESS CENTRE DURHAM
MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE
ONTARIO SHORES CRISIS LINE
VICTIM SERVICES OF TORONTO
TORONTO DISTRESS CENTRE
ASSAULTED WOMEN’S HELPLINE
Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
SCARBOROUGH AND ROUGE HOSPITAL 24/7 CRISIS SUPPORT
*Mobile Crisis Response Teams are available through the police (911) via St. Michaels Hospital and St. Josephs Hospital which consist of both a police officer and a mental health nurse. Similarly for Scarborough/East York, the Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team is accessible via the police department (no direct number).
VICTIM SERVICES OF YORK REGION
16640 Yonge St., Unit 1, P.O. Box 93339, Newmarket, ON L3X 1A3
Toll Free: 1-866-876-5423 Ext 6790
COMMUNITY CRISIS RESPONSE SERVICE
DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND SEXUAL ABUSE (DASA) CARE CENTRE
955 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Vaughan, Ontario, Suite 362 (counselling services)
or 10 Trench St., Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 4Z3 (other services)
Toll Free: 1-800-521-6004
WOMEN’S SUPPORT NETWORK
109-1110 Stellar Dr, Newmarket ON L3Y 7B7
OAKVILLE DISTRESS CENTRE
For residents of Halton Region- Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville
CRISIS OUTREACH AND SUPPORT TEAM (COAST)
*Similar to Toronto’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams. Covers: Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton and Burlington
SafeHope Home offers trauma therapy?
SafeHope Home works in tandem with certified doctors, therapists and psychotherapists as means of providing holistic care to participants within the organization. Participants will be assessed and scheduled for regular trauma therapy sessions that are provided at no cost to the individual. Trauma therapy is offered to participants (Outreach, Follow-care and those in residence) as means of moving towards the end goal of healing and recovery. Participants are responsible themselves, should they need to cancel a session, it must be done so 72 hours in advance, providing notice to the therapist themselves. Should any participant in Outreach or Follow-Care miss two (2) consecutive sessions, their appointments will be cancelled indefinitely until that participant reimburses SafeHope Home for the cost of the missed appointments and decides to recommit to attending therapy. Prior to them restarting their sessions it is mandatory for them to meet with Outreach/Follow-Care staff to discuss and or update their care plan.