Mission: Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals victimized by or at risk of sexual exploitation, violence and prostitution, through trauma recovery, substance abuse treatment, vocational training, housing assistance and legal advocacy.
Target demographics: youth and adults
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: From its inception, SAGE Project, Inc. has developed a variety of services and programs to meet the needs of the adults, youth and children traumatized by commercial sexual exploitation (CSE/CSEC), while continuing to act for policy change and helping those who want to replicate SAGE's programs in their own agencies or municipalities.
At the heart of SAGE's mission is a survivor-centered perspective. Woven through the survivor-focused services are the SAGE staff members’ personal experiences of commercial sexual exploitation, trauma, survival, and recovery. Whether clients want to exit the sex industry or not, SAGE services reach out and meet them wherever they are, offering a focus on education, awareness, wellness, empowerment, safety, and support.
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Our agency, located in Sacramento, CA, attended a training SAGE offered, "A Trauma Informed Approach to Sexual Exploitation" in 2008. This training was informative and professional. Since 2008 our non-profit has visited SAGE several times to seek advise and consult in order to move our own non-profit forward. We are attempting to model our program after SAGE. All of our experiences with SAGE and their staff have been extremely beneficial, informative, and kind. SAGE has shared with our agency valuable lessons they have learned and strategies to move forward; their staff is well trained and has extended any assistance we needed to help us grow to into an excellent organization that has the capacity to grow and move forward. All the answers we received at the SAGE on-site training, and additional visits to their site, have proven to be valuable. I would recommend any agency that is interested in modeling their program after SAGE to take the time to go to their site and invest in their own organizational staff to be trained by this excellent agency. SAGE also does presentations to other cities, but in order to receive a comprehensive understanding of this program and how it works the training SAGE offers at their site is the way to go.