Residential Program

Our Shelter and Housing Program provides housing, therapy, and life skills for women over 18 who have been victims of sex trafficking.

Informed Evidence-based Programming:

Street’s Hope offers respite; a place to regain ones humanity and a place to start over. Street’s Hope restores dignity by encouraging each woman to become balanced (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually), to become self-supporting apart from the sex industry, and to be an active community participant.  

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Success Rate

A full year of daily intensive treatment and services:

Women are housed in our confidential safe house and provided services within a transitional-living community context. Street’s Hope is inclusive of all gender identities and can serve parenting youth with one child. The residential program also provides a variety of on-site services specific to sexual exploitation that include case management, mental health therapy, education programming, life skills training, a survivor mentor program, health care services and positive youth development activities.

Our Process for Improving Lives

Stabilization

Through assessments and assistance clients will achieve realization of physically healthy lifestyles and management of addictions and other medical issues.

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Trauma Recovery

Through individual and group trauma therapy with professional counselors, clients address history of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse.

Spiritual Support

Clients are supported in developing a strong/healthy spiritual center, mature critical judgment, and decision-making skills.

Education

Through skills/aptitude assessments and training, clients determine educational level & goals, identify a professional emphasis, and become equipped with skills and confidence to succeed in the workplace.

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Relationship Building

Through creation of a safe and supportive community environment in the residential facility, clients work on developing strong family relationships, healthy social relationships, and building a supportive social network.

Financial/Housing

Through assessments, classes, and support, clients build skills to independently manage finances and secure stable housing.

“Sex trafficking doesn’t always look the way people imagine, victim advocates and law enforcement say. Women aren’t necessarily locked up in basements or paraded on street corners. It’s not Liam Neeson’s “Taken” or Julia Roberts’ “Pretty Woman.”

“People can become particularly vulnerable to the manipulation of sex traffickers when experiencing homelessness, severe poverty, isolation, peer pressure, addiction, trauma or if they have a history of abuse. Runaway and homeless youth, many of whom identify as LGBTQ, are at a particularly high risk, advocates said.”

Tory Cooney

Reporter, Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Women Helped

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Drug & Alcohol Free

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Found Stable Housing

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Attained Self-Sufficiency

The only residential program serving adult women in Colorado.

Evidence-base Programming

In 2012, Street’s Hope entirely revamped its programming, to offer more intensive individualized evidence-based services to clients. Services include: 1-year of housing, on-site access to basic needs (clothing, food, hygiene banks), long term individual trauma therapy, on site daily group therapy, intensive case management and treatment planning, mentoring, life skills, vocational and educational opportunities, addiction recovery and (optional) spiritual support.

Evaluation/Outcomes

Street’s Hope utilizes a variety of scales/assessments to determine program effectiveness including: 1) Intake Assessment 2) BioPsychoSocial (BPS) 3) Dissociative Experience Scale 4) Adult Symptom Inventory 5) Exit Summary Results, as all part of clients’ pre and post assessments. Short-term success is measured through clients’ progress in the six core program areas. Long-term success is measured through clients’ abilities to live self-sufficient lives free from the commercial sex industry and addiction related issues.