A Safe Place focuses on prevention, advocacy, and restoration to assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. We provide services through the following programs:
A Toll-free, Anonymous Hotline has been established for victimized individuals, tipsters, and general information inquiries. A Safe Place is committed to connecting with sexually exploited girls and women in the sex industry by conducting street outreach, placing outbound calls, and making the hotline number readily accessible in high risk locations.
Our Transitional Housing provides a choice between a life of exploitation and a life of opportunities and success for victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Each resident creates a specialized success strategy, which details her personal, educational and career goals. All of our residents receive quality counseling and access to educational/vocational training. For the young women residing in the home who are pregnant and/or parenting, unique services are available to meet their needs. These services include child care, parenting classes, specialized counseling and more.
* Please note: Housing referrals can take up to 7 business days to process and a current psychological evalution is required (no more than 60 days old).
Direct Support Services and our Outreach Center are available to any victim identified by A Safe Place, partner organizations, law enforcement or the Deferred Prosecution Program. Complete case management is provided in a safe and nurturing environment, where young women are able to engage with others in the program, have one on one time with our staff and volunteers and attend our weekly survivor-led groups.
Deferred Prosecution Terms for Trafficking in Persons Prevention Pilot at A Safe Place:
12 Months Probation (Supervised or Unsupervised left to discretion of Assistant District Attorney)
A minimum of 10-12 Trauma Counseling Sessions
A vocational assessment and comply with any recommended terms or conditions (i.e., enroll in GED program or Adult High School)
Obtain a substance abuse assessment and comply with any recommended treatment
Hotel/Motel Outreach is key to local victim identification. A Safe Place provides specialized training to hotel/motel staff and displays A Safe Place's contact information in rooms and other highly visible locations for victims.
A Safe Place @ UNCW is a UNCW student organization striving to raise an awareness of the issue of human trafficking on a global, national, and local level. The purpose of this organization is to bring light to the issue of modern-day slavery in coordination with A Safe Place. Their goal is to educate fellow UNCW classmates to have an awareness of this issue. They aim to achieve this goal through monthly meetings, volunteer opportunities, and educational movie screenings. Through this campus organization, the ultimate hope is that a real conviction for justice would be cultivated among those who attend the events.