Clinical-Based, Survivor-Informed Treatment and Services: The Street’s Hope Model

Caroline McKinnon & Allison R. Myers | September 22 | 10:15-11:15 AM | Auditorium

This workshop presents a comprehensive overview of the needs and characteristics of adult women seeking treatment and services over the course of a decade at Street’s Hope, a residential facility for women leaving the sex industry and escaping sex trafficking. Street’s Hope provides transitional housing and is part of a larger grassroots movement nationwide to provide necessary services to women in need. Street’s Hope is one of approximately two dozen facilities nationwide that provide these specific services, and is known as a leader in the Rocky Mountain region. This workshop addresses how Street’s Hope’s unique clinical-based, survivor-informed treatment and services model has been developed and implemented over the last several years, and how this can be a model for other organizations as more specialized facilities develop nationwide.
Presentation Objectives:

  • Present participants with an evidence-based and survivor-informed perspective on the scope of human trafficking and the women Street’s Hope serves
  • Describe the needs women face when leaving the sex industry or escaping sex trafficking, and how Street’s Hope comprehensively addresses these needs
  • Describe what additional services need to be in place in order to assist survivors with long-term success

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