Mission: To provide a nurturing and empowering living community for homeless women escaping sexual exploitation, prostitution, and sex trafficking.
Programs: Safehouse provides transitional housing and supportive services to aid and support homeless women who have been commercially sexually exploited. The organization works in concert with the san francisco network ministries housing corporation, which receives and disburses government contracts. Safehouse also provides aftercare for graduates up to a year after graduation. The goal is to support and empower women to become independent and self-sufficient. Safehouse graduates go on to secure permanent housing, to find jobs they are passionate about, and to live a full life with dignity and hope.
San Francisco SafeHouse is a healing community that works with some of the most invisible and forgotten people of our city: women of all ages who are homeless victims of sexual exploitation, prostitution and human trafficking. At SafeHouse, we make women stronger and more independent and work with them, one on one, to help them plan for their futures and then execute those plans. We began reaching out to the women of the streets in 1998, long before "trafficking" was a commonly recognized issue. I worked at SafeHouse for 5 years and am now continuing my connection by serving on the Board. I especially appreciate that such a small program can offer such personalized care and make such a big impact on individual lives. My own contribution to SafeHouse is overshadowed by what was given back: a chance to meet and work with an incredible group of very brave, very determined and unique women, each taking change one step at a time.