SAFE HOUSING PROGRAM
Damaris offers safe housing in an undisclosed location to survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Our goal is to provide a secure environment for women and their young children to walk through their healing journey.
The Damaris Safe Housing Program consists of two residential-style homes in undisclosed locations housing up to 14 women and their babies. We offer each resident a bedroom and balcony with shared common spaces including a kitchen, salon, and two bathrooms. There is also space for the babies to play and the women to relax on the rooftop garden of the first safe house. We believe that a comfortable, secure environment is needed for our survivors to undertake their recovery journey.
TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM
After participants have completed Phase I, we provide transitional apartment-style housing for women entering Phase II. The Transitional Living Program is designed to assist transitioning individuals and families from the insular and protective environment of a shelter to an environment that will foster independence. Women in this stage of programming are meanwhile completing job training and internships.
Cases are referred from local intervention organizations working with women on the streets or in refugee camps, and from UNHCR. These referrals will be followed up by our staff. Cases meeting our demographic and program model will begin an interview process. Women that are a good fit for CHD and who desire to follow our program are transferred into the safe house.