The Elijah Rising Restoration Program was built on evidence based practices, and informed by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) guidelines for Complex PTSD, as well as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other experts in the field.
Our program uses a phased approach to healing, moving the resident at her own pace through the process of becoming stabilized and feeling safe, to processing her trauma, and eventually into a place where she is ready to re-engage with the community and live independently. We do this through a variety of means. Elijah Rising partners with Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Psychology and Harris County Psychiatric Center for our program’s mental health needs. We have established connections with local junior colleges and universities as resources for pursuing educational advancement, and companies for internship and job opportunities for our residents. We offer substance abuse support, life skills, expressive art, and groups, all designed to address the dimensions of wellness.
The Elijah Rising Restoration Program is designed to offer care and services to domestic, female survivors of sex trafficking and/or sexual exploitation who have exited their exploitation within the past 12-18 months. Eligible applicants will be:
- Between the ages of 18 and 40
- A legal resident of the United States
- Formerly sex trafficked or sexually exploited
- Ready and willing to make a change in their life
Graduates of the Elijah Rising Restoration Program will be friends and sisters for life, and it is our hope that they will continue to engage in our community. Their strength and resilience provides hope and inspiration, not only to the residents at our campus, but to our staff, volunteers, and service providers every day. We all benefit so much when we live life together.
As Elijah Rising continues to grow, we hope to offer more and more opportunities for our graduates to stay engaged beyond just their program participation.