Restoring and Educating Survivors to Empowerment and Transformation
It is estimated that there are currently over 78,000 child sex trafficking victims living in Texas. A study funded by the Dallas Women’s Foundation found that up to 400 minors are being marketed for sex in Dallas on any given night.
Youth who experience adverse childhood experiences such as sexual abuse, homelessness and/or entry into the foster care system have the highest rates of susceptibility of being recruited into trafficking. Without a continuum of care including comprehensive wraparound services to meet the unique needs of the commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) in our community, these individuals will struggle with an array of serious and persistent mental illnesses, substance abuse/addiction and/or various physical health conditions.
Through the Jonathan’s Place new RESET program, these youth have an opportunity for a safe place, loving homes, and promising futures. The RESET programs include an Emergency Shelter as well as Long-Term Therapeutic Foster Home placement opportunities.
The following is an overview of the programs.
- Target population – female CSEC victims 5-18 years of age
- Program length – up to 90 days
- Crisis intervention
- Housing / food / basic needs
- Therapeutic programming and activities (individual Service Plan)
- Behavioral therapy
- After care
How You Can Help
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