Tiny Homes Village Approach

Pictured Here: One of our first residents, living at Healing Tides Cottage, our successful 6-month pilot program with 4 women. We were blessed with support from multiple non-profits.

Our Vision Comes to Life

Our vision is to be a viable solution that meets the insufficient long-term housing needs in Jacksonville, Florida for women survivors of sexual exploitation and addiction.

14 Two Bedroom Homes with Community Center

  • 2 Residents per Home
  • Dining & Living Space
  • Shared Community Meals
  • Personal Development Training
  • Skills Based Training
  • General Meeting Rooms
  • Individual Counseling Room

Clustered two bed homes around common courtyards gives neighborhood concept inside the larger community feel. This still allows for individual space and privacy needed for the healing journey without isolation. There will be centralized services on-site to include meals, therapy, medical care. Additional buildings for on-site store, garden center, social enterprise, training center.

2021

  • Healing Tides pilot completed
  • Purchase land
  • 2-4 tiny homes
  • 1 full-time staff
  • 6 residents
  • 2 year program
  • Social enterprise startup

2023 & Beyond

  • Expanded on-site services
  • 1 tiny homes
  • 2 full-time staff
  • 2 full time residents
  • 12 part time residents

2022

  • Communal space complete
  • 1 tiny home
  • 3 part-time staff
  • Emergency care for residents
  • 2 year program in place
  • On-site service

Our Residents Are Brave Survivors

Human sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. It is a booming industry in the United States, and it thrives because there is a serious demand for commercial sex with minors. Every day children, minors and young women are being bought and sold for sex. We have hope that our long-term program will help survivors.

Drugs, certain pharmaceuticals and alcohol are powerful substances. Struggling with addiction to them is not a sign of weakness, a character flaw, or a moral failure. It is a common condition that affects millions of people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. And while there is no one cause of addiction, there is hope that it can be treated effectively with long-term care in a safe living space that gives these survivors time to truly heal and transition back to a productive and healthy life.

We encourage you to help us with our mission to provide a sanctuary, a place of refuge, healing and restoration for women seeking a life free from trafficking, sexual exploitation, and addiction.

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Our Approach Works

We Empower Women by …

  • Designing programs based on where each woman is in their healing process.
  • Helping residents live honest, sober, and self-sufficient lives.
  • Providing educational and paid vocational opportunities.
  • Fostering self-understanding through personal and spiritual growth.
  • Offering the time and support needed to recover from trauma and abuse and to fully understand the role it plays in trafficking and addiction.
  • Offering opportunities to work towards economic self-sufficiency at a social enterprise.

Trauma Informed Care

Survivor Led Solutions

Time & Space to Heal

Rest

Our home is a safe place for women to reclaim their dignity, renew their faith in humanity and rekindle a life without dependency. A place of rest.

Restore

Trauma impacts every area of functioning, including physical, mental, behavioral, and social. Restoring these practices ensure women experience restoration, healing, and recover at their own pace with the best possible care.

Reconnect

Reconnection is different for each woman in the program. For everyone it ensures that a woman is prepared to leave the dependency of an isolated environment to live a healthy life of self-sufficiency.

 

We strive to create the right conditions and environment so that women can focus on what is most important: healing, and staying clean and sober to transition back into society with a purpose.

Admission Criteria

  • Women only 18 and older
  • Willing to attend 12 Step Meetings/Obtain a sponsor
  • Participate in weekly house meeting and ladies meeting
  • Submit to random drug and alcohol screens
  • Adhere to house rules and guidelines
  • Limited use of antidepressants/mood stabilizers
  • NOT accepting narcotic medications, opioids, benzodiazepines, methadone, gabapentin, kratom or any other herbal supplements. We will accept Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), only through Gateway programs

Services

  • Up to 2 years of rent abatement
  • Room, board, utilities
  • Computer/internet access
  • Drug/alcohol screens
  • Linens and bedding
  • Laundry on site
  • Toiletries, personal products, clothing, if needed
  • Bus passes
  • Whole body spiritual/mental plan of action, to include resources for yoga/meditation
  • Community Service opportunities

Mind, Body and Soul Support Programs

  • Medical Screenings
  • Dental Screenings
  • Mental Screenings
  • Weekly Support Groups
  • Individuating Counseling
  • Weekly AA Step Studies led by AA mentors​
  • Daily AA Off site Meetings
  • Relapse Prevention Training
  • Daily Meditation & Journaling
  • Weekly Survivor Support Groups
  • Art Therapy and Classes
  • Aromatherapy Classes
  • Yoga for Change
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Book Club
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Seeking Safety Class