Housing Goal: Stability and a safe home
“I have not had to worry about where my next meal was coming from. I have a roof over my head. I used to have my shoes as a pillow in case anyone tried to steal them. Now I do not need to be concerned that I’m going to be hurt, or get sick and have no one around to help me.”
– Participant Quote
Our Housing Program provides second stage long term transitional housing for women exiting sexual exploitation. We have 2 Sparrow Houses located in confidential locations where women can live in community with the support of a live-in volunteer. Each woman is given their own furnished room with a key so they have a safe place to call their own.
Within the house, each woman brings their own gifts, personality, and healing which contribute to a home environment of safety, growth, and learning. Through day to day interactions of community living such as cooking, chores, TV watching, and even gardening, each woman gets to try new things, learn what they enjoy and how to spend their down time, experience the highs and lows of community living, and simply “just be” in their safe home. We get to live and learn together in the home environment.
While in Sparrow House, participants are a part of the day program Monday through Friday.