Housing & Resources
Providing safe spaces
The first thing a woman needs is a safe place to stay. Generally, a trafficker has controlled all of her basic resources, like money, ID, food, and shelter.
According to one study, it’s important women have access to “emergency housing specific to survivors of sexual exploitation.”
Unfortunately, we lack many of these resources in our state. One study showed that, out of 622 service providers across Nebraska, 76% do not provide services for sexually exploited women.
How We Help
Our safe house provides immediate shelter for women who have left a trafficking situation. We staff the house with professionals experienced in helping women recover from sexual trauma.
This is the first safe house of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska. We are also committed to offering the space to women from other cities and communities that are underserved.
We train members of the community to open their homes to women who have been trafficked. During a woman’s safe house stay, we’ll get to know her needs and unique story. Then, we match her to a family that she’ll live with for a predetermined amount of time.
Why We Do It
We believe that the gentle rhythms of family life can be healing for women who have lived in unstable or traumatic situations. By forming deep relationships and providing for tangible needs, we can give women the roots they need to flourish and thrive in their new life.
Provide emergency shelter.
Connect with resources.
Find longer-term housing.
Our staff is trained to understand the complexity of trauma. We are committed to compassionately caring for women and connecting them to organizations that take a similar, trauma-informed approach.
Help provide a safe space.
Open your home.
Answer our intake line.
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