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Residential Treatment for Survivors

Help Resilience Rising build a residential treatment program for young survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation by the ocean!

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Campaign Ends on August 31, 2022

Project Description

 

 

 

 

Mission

Resilience Rising combats the commercial sexual exploitation of children and women in the United States by providing residential and mentoring programs with opportunities for safety, healing, and empowerment. For more on our mission, click here.

Need Statement

Sexual exploitation is inherently a system of gender-based inequality and violence, existing at the intersection of sexism, racism, and classism. The sex trade preys upon marginalized populations like homeless youth, foster youth, and sexual minorities as well as vulnerable women - those with histories of sexual abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, mental health conditions, substance use disorders, disabilities, immigration status. Ongoing research illuminates that the vast majority of those in the sex trade want to leave but lack the options, resources, and agency to safely and successfully exit. For more on commercial sexual exploitation in the United States, click here.

Project

Resilience Rising’s adult residential facility (ARF) will serve female-identifying survivors of sexual exploitation, trafficking, and the sex trade. The six-bed facility will provide 24-hour care, supervision, and treatment for young adults ages 18-25 with mental and behavioral health needs. It will be licensed through the California Department of Social Services. For more on our residential program, click here.

Capital Project Cost

 

Acquired Funding

Outstanding Need

Total Cost

Progress

Land Purchase

$215,000

$0

$215,000

completed January, 2022

Architectural Designs

$9,000

$10,000

$19,000

in progress - Kubed Living

Building Permitting

$0

$24,000

$24,000

pending designs

Site Preparation

$0

$50,000

$50,000

pending funding

Treatment Building

$0

$180,000

$180,000

pending funding

Residential Building

$0

$350,000

$350,000

pending funding

Total

$224,000

$614,000

$838,000

 

 

Resilience Rising land

Organizational Capacity

For three years in Colorado, Resilience Rising ran a licensed residential childcare facility (RCCF) serving nearly forty youth ages 11-21 who were survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Our program provided basic needs like shelter, food, clothing, and hygiene; mental health treatment including individual therapy and group therapies like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-informed yoga, art, writing, and music; educational and vocational programming; case management; coordination of healthcare needs; and legal advocacy. In 2020, as the COVID pandemic began to breed in vulnerable residential care communities, Resilience Rising made the decision to close the residential program in Colorado and relocate it to the ocean in southern California. 

During its relocation, Resilience Rising temporarily shifted focus from residential programming to expanding its community-based programming. We now offer alumnae mentoring to survivors who have passed through our residential program. Our community-based mentoring services provide basic needs like food, clothing, and hygiene supplies; enhancement of independent living skills; case management for housing resources, employment, transportation, medical care, substance abuse, and mental health; academic tutoring and school supplies like laptops; parenting support and baby supplies like diapers; legal advocacy; celebration of milestones; and twenty-four-hour crisis support. For more on our mentoring program, click here.

"Thank you for all you do, not just for me but for the world and many girls. Before I came to you my life was shattered. I was lost, scared, and losing faith. RR staff encouraged me, supported me, and understood me in ways no one ever did before. I suddenly wasn’t alone. Thank you for not giving up on me and having the patience you did with me. Through your work and efforts, I gained hope in my future. You made a difference that forever changed my life. I know you will continue to do the same for many other girls." 

~ 19yo alumna of residential program

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Why did Resilience Rising relocate its residential program from Colorado to California?

In 2017, Resilience Rising opened a residential program in Colorado for youth survivors ages 11-21. Inspired by evidence-based ocean therapy to support the mental health of the young survivors we serve and the staff who show up for them every day, Resilience Rising had a vision to build a treatment center by the water. In 2020, as the COVID pandemic began to breed in vulnerable residential care communities, Resilience Rising saw an opportunity to relocate its residential program to the ocean in southern California.

What happened to the residential program in Colorado?

After serving 37 youth in Colorado and after ongoing brainstorming with community partners near and far, Resilience Rising officially closed its doors as a residential placement provider in the landlocked state of Colorado. Resilience Rising's founder sold the property in Colorado to another nonprofit, and the home is now being used as a sober living facility for women in recovery.  The money from this sale was used to purchase property in Topanga Canyon, California for Resilience Rising's new residential program for young adult survivors. 

What happened to the youth served by Resilience Rising in Colorado?

After aging out of the foster care system, many of Resilience Rising's former residents have minimal social support. One of the primary challenges with our target population is the high recidivism rate with regards to relapse around substance abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. During its residential relocation, Resilience Rising shifted focus to expand its community-based programming. Resilience Rising now provides mentoring services to survivors who have passed through our residential program. To learn more about our mentoring program, click here

When will Resilience Rising's residential program open in California?

Resilience Rising's founder recently purchased land in Topanga Canyon, California. Kubed Living is creating custom site plans according to code regulations from the California Department of Social Services, which includes compliance with zoning, building, fire, health, and ADA requirements. An ordinance adopted in 2021 by Los Angeles County streamlines the approval for development of housing for homeless populations, including adult residential facilities for individuals involved in the sex trade and those struggling with addiction. Thus, given sufficient funding through this capital campaign, we anticipate a rapid construction and licensing process, especially given our prior experience in developing a residential program. We anticipate opening our new residential program by the ocean in 2022. For real time updates, join our email list here

Once open, how does Resilience Rising cover its operating costs?

Resilience Rising will be licensed as an adult residential facility (ARF) through the California Department of Social Services. We will develop placement contracts with child welfare departments to serve transition-age youth survivors of sexual exploitation (CSEC) and residential treatment contracts with law enforcement and justice diversion programs for young women with histories of sexual exploitation and substance use disorders. Additionally, once open, Resilience Rising will be eligible for grant funding to help cover operating costs. 

*If you have additional questions, please email them to resiliencerising@yahoo.com.

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- invitation to treatment center open house

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