STOPPING HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF BOYS
What Boys Who've Completed Our Program Are Saying
“After aging out of foster care I had nowhere to go. This guy took me in and things were really good for a while. One weekend there was a party at his house and I tried some type of drug, I can’t remember the rest of the night. The next day he showed me naked pictures he had taken of me and he used them to get me to do other things. When the police got involved they told me about the Dream Center. I’ve only been here a few months but already I know I can do so much more with my life.”
Here's How We Are Ending The Human Trafficking Of Boys And Young Men
AZGOYFF Director Maria Fuentes, AZ Governor Doug Ducey, Dream Center CEO Brian D. Steele, StreetLightUSA CEO Skye Steele, Council Chair Cindy McCain, Homeland Security Director Gilbert Oranita
Passing Laws To Help Stop Human Trafficking
For 10 years the Phoenix Dream Center has been honored to serve on the Arizona Governors Human Trafficking Task Force and Human Trafficking Council as well as the City Of Phoenix Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force.
We also serve on task forces across Arizona with the FBI, Homeland Security and local and regional law enforcement entities to help ensure victims find help and justice.
Through these task force coalitions we work closely with the FBI, Arizona Attorney Generals Office, Phoenix HEAT Unit, Homeland Security, Governors Office, Mayors Office, Department of Child Safety and dozens of service providers.
Much of our work is focused on expanding services for victims of human trafficking. Some of the work is focused on bringing justice to victims and making sure traffickers get arrested.
Phoenix Dream Center Human Trafficking Program Overview
This video explains how the program works to recover and restore young women.
You Can Help Survivors Have A Safe Room To Recover In!
You can help prepare a room that will help 4 more survivors of human trafficking have a safe and secure place to heal.
These rooms are 500sqft apartment style rooms that lovingly and beautifully built especially to meet the needs of human trafficking survivors.
Here's Exactly How The Program Restores The Lives Of Human Trafficking Survivors
Family Systems Model
Our Family Systems Care Model of Service contributes to some of our highest success rates. This model seeks foremost to create the atmosphere of a nurturing and caring family. Many of our survivors have never known a healthy family home life and yet we’ve found that it is one of the most powerful tools we have in truly meeting the deeper needs of survivors. While healthy professional boundaries must always be maintained, our staff are strategic about working to genuinely relate to the survivors on a level that is very real, open, honest and forthcoming. An additional focus on forgiveness and forever-family helps survivors get through difficult life situations both during and beyond the program.
We’ve found that a trauma informed approach is one key to meeting the therapeutic healing needs of the survivors. Other keys to success include a broad spectrum of behavioral health and medical health care such as EMDR, group therapy, individual therapy, equine therapy, K-9 therapy, art therapy, emotion regulation therapy and PTSD counseling. All of these services are conveniently offered right on campus in the Halle Healing Center and the Williams Eye Care Center. At no cost to the survivors, all of the therapeutic and medical services are provided by Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Dignity Health, Life Health and Wellness and Williams Eye Care.
Safe and Secure Housing
For human trafficking survivors the first step is always safe and secure housing. We provide safe housing to 41 young women (plus up to 12 babies) and 12 young male survivors in luxury suite apartments that we call the Dream Rooms. We’ve found that esthetically beautiful space for survivors to live in helps build trust and helps them want to stay. The Dream Rooms also help them feel valued and increases their long term success after the program. Additionally a 24-hour trauma informed security team facilitates a camera and security system to provide for the safety of all of the survivors.
We’ve found that faith plays a large role in the lives of many of our survivors as they try to process the past abuse and as they work through their healing; physically, emotionally and spiritually. While our faith based services are not required of the survivors in our program, most survivors do participate in Church services and bible studies and have expressed that they experience deep healing by doing so. The campus offers licensed pastoral nurture care as well as chaplain services that are specially equipped to help meet the spiritual needs of human trafficking survivors.
We believe education is key to our care model and we’re proud to have a fully accredited high school right on our campus. Survivors can get their high school diploma and get college preparatory classes right on campus. We additionally work with local colleges like Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Carrington College, Art Institute, Argosy University and Brookline College for scholarships.
We’re proud to report that our 2018 Quality Assurance Report showed that program graduates had a 94% Success Rate that held for at least one year after they completed the program. We measure 15 variables in 3 key areas of life to determine our success rate. This rate came by way of a 62% program completion rate, a 25% transfer to higher level of care rate, and a 13% drop out / relapse rate.
For people who want to know more about human trafficking - a survivor's perspective on safety
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Frontline Follows A 16-year-old Through A Recovery Operation
The story of a 16 year old survivor from recovery to restoration at the Phoenix Dream Center.
For people who want to get involved with local organizations that help human trafficking survivors
A compilation of over 100 volunteer and donor insights featuring 42 human trafficking organizations
You can support key areas of a girl’s recovery out of human trafficking. Go to our Gift Catalog Page and shop for items that support survivors in their healing.
Check out our wish-list on Amazon where you can purchase and have them deliver it right to survivors in our program.
Remodel A Room
You can give a gift today to the room renovation fund that is helping 4 more survivors get recovered. Help remodel a room to help 4 more survivors get recovered.
Join Us At The Stop Traffic Walk To End Human Trafficking
The Stop Traffic Walk raises funds for the nations largest human trafficking effort through the Phoenix Dream Center, StreetLightUSA and Short Creek Dream Center.