This program is an opportunity for children from hard places to move into their future knowing they have a home.
A child who has survived trafficking has experienced tremendous trauma and may require a high level of ongoing support to experience healing.
Though there are short-term residential care facilities in New England, there are few organizations offering an affordable, scalable, long-term model of care.
Trafficking and Child Welfare
A background of abuse and trauma—coupled with the impermanence of foster care or congregate care—can make children in out-of-home care especially vulnerable.
A 2013 report by the HHS Administration on Children, Youth and Families cited a number of alarming statistics, including several studies showing that 50 to more than 90 percent of children who were victims of child sex trafficking had been involved with child welfare services (HHS, ACF, 2013)