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Harbor of Hope

ACF13037 The Lighthouse Supported Living 304 2nd Avenue South, saskatoon, SK>

Created November 14, 2011 by Jason

Location

304 2nd Avenue South, saskatoon, SK>

Funding Level

$100k - 150k (< 2014)

Community Size

Between 100 - 1,000

Overview

It is the belief of The Lighthouse that it is all of our responsibility to help those in need. For too long woman have been exploited in the sex trade. We have a plan to help these woman find their voice and regain their dignity. The first step is to reach out to them in a non-judgmental way by providing a safe place for them to come and live. With the help of many in our community we will be opening a home for these women. The second step is to assist them in their recovery from a life of addiction and prostitution through a treatment center and programming designed specifically for woman in the sex trade. This process is not a short term solution, it has taken years to develop the issues these women face and we realize it will take years to overcome. So long-term treatment and counseling will be part of this process. the third step in assisting these women is too provide long term housing, viable training and life-skills through schooling and hands on experience in order to help them find and attain legal, viable employment. The program was designed by a former addict and sex trade worker who knows all too well the issues these women face and yet knows there is hope and a way out. She is now an achieved scholar and practiced counselor. The program is a journey with a life changing outcome. Help us take a stand with these vulnerable and exploited woman. Help us help them discover hope, dignity and a voice.