Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Courtney’s House


Basic Information
Washington, D.C
Started in August 2008
Non-profit organization
Founded by Tina Frundt, survivor of domestic child sex trafficking
Group house, Hot-line, and weekly street outreach
In the past year, 669 people were reached through street outreach, 319 calls were made to the victim services hotline, and 106 individuals received follow-up services.
Not a faith-based organization but works with faith-based organizations

Contact Info:
Tel: 202.276.4487

Vision Statement: The vision of Courtney’s House is to raise awareness so all will want to help end the commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking of children.

Mission Statement: Courtney’s House is committed to providing a safe space and loving environment - in a therapeutic and emotionally healing atmosphere - for domestic sex trafficked girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years.




Street outreach: overnight Fridays and Saturdays, targets strategic areas where girls, boys and women are trafficked or at high risk of being trafficked


Shae's Place – a group home in Northern Virginia  that Courtney’s House will soon open ,will be a 6-bed long-term home for sex trafficked girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years – the only one of its kind in the Washington, D.C.area to cater specifically to this vital population segment. Non-residential services are available to boys, girls, and transgender individuals ages 11-18. 

Services include: group therapy (art/dance/yoga), survivor led CSEC support groups, individual counseling/therapy, and intensive case management,   Classes for:  self-esteem, cooking, anger management,  sex education, health

Funding:
Shared Hope International- funding for their street outreach
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist- supports by giving space, volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial assistance.
Potomac United Methodist Church- Provides space as needed and provides financial assistance for our counseling programs.
Posh Princess Palace- Hosts pamper days.
Others provide in-kind donations.

Opportunities for volunteers help:
Host an event for our survivors

Information taken from 
http://www.courtneyshouse.org/
http://www.sharedhope.org/WhatWeDo/RescueRestore/DomesticRescueRestoration/DomesticPartners.aspx

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