LifestyleSonoran LivingSL Sponsors

Actions

Community Connection: Phoenix Dream Center provides hope and healing for human trafficking victims

Posted: 7:21 AM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-15 13:17:27-05

Dignity Health is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living.

You can make a difference today in the life of a young person who is in recovery from human trafficking by donating or volunteering at the Phoenix Dream Center.

For human trafficking survivors the first step is always safe and secure housing. Phoenix Dream Center provides safe housing to 48 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. Learn more at phxdreamcenter.org

A toll-free National Human Trafficking Hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1 (888) 373-7888 for help!