TRU HARBOR

(RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION)

Moderate-Severe Risk; Private Secure Unit; Female; 16 Beds

TARGET POPULATION: AGES 13-18

[Staff Ratio 1:3]

  • History of human trafficking
  • History of commercial sexual exploitation
  • Runaway/truancy tendencies
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or other trauma-related disorders
  • Mood and/or anxiety disorders
  • Substance use concerns
  • IQ of 65 and above

TRU Harbor provides comprehensive treatment and services to commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and sex trafficking survivors. Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) is defined as the exchange of sex or sexually explicit acts for anything of value (i.e. food, shelter, clothes, etc.). Youth who have experienced CSE may have been exploited by pimps, gangs, family members, or older peers. These youth have specific and unique treatment and safety needs due to the complexity of their trauma.

TRU Harbor will offer a safe environment with individualized treatment planning services (including individual, family, and group therapy) that are evidenced-based and culturally appropriate. In general, staff will be trained in trauma-informed practices to help manage mental health symptoms, establish healthy relationships and boundaries, improve self-esteem, create goals for the future, and prevent further exploitation. Additional services will include peer-to-peer mentoring, wellness activities (e.g. exercise classes, art groups, spiritual services, etc.), independent living services, ongoing medical and psychiatric care, and vocational skills training. Educational services are provided onsite by the New Castle Community School Corporation.

For admissions and referrals, please contact:
Katrina Mallory, Psy.D., HSPP, Program Director, TRUHarborAdmissions@yocinc.org

If after-hours or for emergency placement, please contact:
the Youth Opportunity Center, 765-289-5437.