Courage House is temporarily not taking placement calls at this time.
INTAKE / PLACEMENT
Courage House only receives placement of children who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Our facilities and programs are intentionally designed to provide a long-term, therapeutic home for females between 11–17 years old, who have this particular history. Some states allow us to keep residents beyond their 18th birthday. Courage House does accept placement from children outside of the geographical location of Courage House. We also accept private placement.
Children who have been sexually exploited and prostituted typically suffer from complex trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) thus requiring very specialized placement and services. Mental health professionals testify that healing from PTSD does not occur in short placements of 4–6 months but require 18–24 months of intensive therapy. Ample time, in a restorative, family environment that provides trauma focused therapy, encourages healthy choices and new patterns of thinking, are vital for these children.
Due to the intensive trauma these children have endured, Courage House requests a minimum of 12 month placement to ensure best results. We recognize that not even 12 months will always fully address the vast mental health needs, but we have seen it provide a stabilizing foundation for their future.
Locations Coming Soon
Courage House Northern California (State Facility #317004690) was the first licensed level 12 group home providing trauma-focused therapies to minor female victims of sex trafficking in the state of California. It has been open since 2011. To place a child at Courage House, please fill out a Confidential Pre-Admission form. You may also call our intake line at: 916-316-6029 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courage House Tanzania is a registered NGO with the country of Tanzania and is the first of its kind in this country. The home has been open since 2011, providing a home and a family for girls rescued from sex trafficking. Please email us at email@example.com if you know of children in danger and needing a safe place near or around the Mt. Kilimanjaro area.
Courage House Mississippi will be the first licensed therapeutic group home for minor female victims of sex trafficking that provides trauma-focused therapies to minor female victims of sex trafficking in the state of Mississippi. The home is slated to open in late 2016. To place a child on our waiting list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courage House Texas will be the first licensed residential treatment center for minor female victims of sex trafficking that provides trauma-focused therapies to minor female victims of sex trafficking in the state of Texas. The home is slated to open in late 2016. To place a child on our waiting list, email us at email@example.com.