The number of trafficking victims in the United States is staggering, and yet the number of homes dedicated to their care is unacceptably low. While there are more homes opening across the country, the fact remains that there is a dramatic shortfall of safes homes for survivors. We intend to help change that.
USIAHT’s Florida Safe Home is one of the first safe homes for boys in the United States dedicated to the care of male victims of sex trafficking under the age of 18. The home offers a trauma-based care approach, developed as a six to nine month program, but allowing the children to stay as long as necessary for their proper care.
Located in an undisclosed location in Central Florida, the Florida Safe Home is designed to serve any biologically born male under 18, no matter where they identify on the gender spectrum. Each child has their own bedroom and bathroom in the home, enabling this unique program focus. Our financial model is built upon support from the child welfare system as well as individuals, organizations and foundations who want to help.
Our safe home model has been built to be financially sustainable and highly replicable, enabling us to look beyond Florida and begin to identify other States that have the need, and have the right landscape to support financially sustainable safe homes for sex trafficking survivors.