The H.E.L.P. Program
Mission Statement: Creating a loving, caring, faith-based atmosphere dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation to create a new life for themselves while growing their relationship with Jesus Christ and reaching their goal of living independent and free.
Services provided: During their stay with us at the HTSC, we provide all basic human needs including: clothing, food, and shelter. We also provide services such as crisis intervention, trauma therapy, group therapy, safety planning, goal planning, employment assistance, medical and dental care, assistance in identity change, job training, learning life skills, helping with citizenship, etc.
Each client will be helped through four phases during the program.
Program Duration: One year
Stabilize: In this phase we help our clients with identity change, safety planning, medical and dental checks, addiction recovery, and counseling.
Envision: In this phase we meet with the client to find out their aspirations, dreams, and goals. In this phase we explore what they would like to do as far as education and career goals. We help them decide if they would like to go back to school and get their GED or pursue other training such as technical schools or college. This is the phase in which they set goals for their future.
Build Skills: In this phase our clients learn job skills, participate in mock interviews, and learn how to create a resume, fill out an application, and business etiquette. They also decide how they will support themselves and learn life skills for living on their own such as cooking, washing clothes, how to pay bills, how to open a bank account, etc.
Reconnect: Clients will be given options for funding to help with getting housed in the community. At this point, they should be completely ready to be back in the community and able to live stable lives. We will either acquire funding to offer them help with housing or we will refer them to local facilities that offer housing program options such as Housing Authority, LCCAP, Rapid rehousing, etc. Clients will be offered ongoing case management and counseling services for life if needed.
*Clients are also encouraged but not required to attend church services and bible studies on a regular basis. We will provide transportation to a local church which provides Sunday service and bible study, and offer in-house church services for clients who are not yet safe to be in the community.
*Our services are not just for women and children stuck in the life of sexual exploitation but also for children, men and women rescued from sex/labor trafficking in our area and the surrounding areas.