Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Since its inception in 1984, Samaritan House has been providing housing and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness, most recently including human trafficking in our official mission as of November 2016. Samaritan House is the only resource in Hampton Roads currently equipped to provide comprehensive support services and housing for survivors of all forms of human trafficking in the region. Our staff works directly with individuals to stabilize and re-acclimate to normal life outside their trafficking environment. We take the approach of trauma-informed care in all that we do, which emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both clients and providers. This approach helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment in their lives through the healing process.
Our model for our Human Trafficking client program takes after a four-stage process. These stages are: Stabilize, Grow, Transition, and Take Root. The length of the program is not set, as it is driven by the progress of the individual, aided by the support of a case manager, residential coordinator, mental health counselor, vocational specialist, and victim advocate.