ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Here's How Human Trafficking Survivors Get Help at the Phoenix Dream Center

  • Over 800 young survivors served since 2008
  • 30,000 square foot of space for healing care
  • 12 safe beds for boys and young men
  • 41 safe beds for girls and young women
  • 100 sex trafficking survivors served each year
  • $46K per year per survivor in healing costs
  • Onsite medical center to address survivor needs
  • Onsite behavioral health care healing services
  • Onsite trauma informed high school
  • Onsite physical wellness and wholeness center
  • Onsite eye care and dental care clinics
  • Onsite career training and job placement program

Phoenix Dream Center Human Trafficking Program Overview

This video explains how the program works to recover and restore young women.

What Girls Who've Completed Our Program Are Saying

“This guy trafficked me starting at 16 years old. When the police finally got me out I needed to come to a place like the Dream Center to get better.  They’ve given me so many amazing opportunities and resources. You won’t find any other places likes this…I mean this place like saved my life.”

Katie

“I ran away from home at 17 and an older man took me into his house. It turned bad and he started locking me in the bathroom and telling me when I could eat. The SWAT team raided his house and brought me to the Dream Center. I made a lot of friends at the Dream Center and I got my high school diploma. First thing I ever accomplished.” 

Mariah

“At the age of 14 they put me out on the streets day and night. I would bring the money back to them. I got beat, I got raped, it was terrible. When I got away a school councilor called the Dream Center and they took me in the same day. I was pregnant and they helped me and my baby have a life.”

 Ronni

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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.

Therapeutic Healing

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.

Spiritual Nurture

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.

Advancing Education

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.

Success Rate

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.

A Survivor Shares Her Recovery Story

Recovered by a police raid and brought to the Phoenix Dream Center for healing.

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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

Gift Catalog

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. 

Shop Amazon

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.