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There’s HOPE for Trafficking Survivors

Our HOPE Program provides transitional housing and wrap-around services for female or female-identifying survivors of human trafficking aged 16-26 in York Region.

For more information about the HOPE program and/or to make a referral, please contact us
The HOPE Program

Our services support survivors by providing a safe nurturing environment, counselling, medical attention, and self-esteem building tools to promote a healthy transition into independent living. This program was launched in 2014 as a direct result of an emerging community need.

What We Offer Survivors
Bedrooms and Housing for
up to 1 year

We welcome recent trafficking survivors and offer beds for sleep regulation with 24/7 staff support, curfews and a program providing 6 weeks of stabilization, or up to a year of housing and support. After that, we assist with rental of housing in the community and regular weekly
check-ins.

Counselling

Our efforts centre around getting youth reconnected to other support such as school and legal services. Our conselling options include in-person and virtual ongoing counselling.

Employment and other supports through 360°kids

We offer a full range of programs to support Housing, Employment, Health & Well-being, Education. We take a complete 360° approach to care.

What is Human Trafficking?

Often described as a modern form of slavery, trafficking is the control and use of threats or violence to exploit another for financial gain. Sex trafficking throughout Canada is a growing issue. Unsuspecting girls are ensnared online, in malls and in school yards. The majority of sex trafficking victims in our country are young, Canadian girls.

Trafficking in York Region

In York Region the issue of human trafficking is becoming more prevalent. Human trafficking is a problem that is present in many remote areas of the world and unfortunately now in our own backyard. Over the last few years there has been a heightened awareness of the issues around human trafficking and sexual exploitation in our community. In February 2014, 10 arrests and more than 95 charges were laid after a series of investigations led York Regional Police to over 30 young girls who were forced to work as prostitutes.

360˚kids works in partnership with trusted community agencies

FAQ

Q. Who is the HOPE program for?

Females and those identifying as females age 16-26 who are survivors of human trafficking qualify for our program. We are LGBTQ+ friendly.

Q. I’m a survivor of trafficking, can I refer myself for this program?

We welcome you to self-intake into our program. Please get in touch with us directly by calling us.

Q. Can I refer a youth to this program?

If you know a victim of human trafficking who is need of ongoing suupport, please get in touch with us to make a referral.

Are you a teacher, parent, youth leader, coach, or social worker who knows a youth in need of support?

For more information about the HOPE program and/or to make a referral, please contact

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