A Village For One
A Community Uniting to Uplift, Support, and Heal Youth Impacted by Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
P.O. Box 3973, Tualatin, OR 97062
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month!
January is an opportunity to acknowledge how far we have come, and maintain awareness for how far we have to go in the fight against human trafficking. While we serve a specific population, youth that have experienced sexual exploitation, human trafficking includes both sex and labor trafficking AND extends across every continent. Educating yourself and sharing your knowledge with friends, family, and coworkers is a great way to get involved. Increased and shared awareness on this topic means increased visibility. It means you or someone you know may be better equipped to identify the red flags and know what to do if you do. We would not be in a position to support and empower them if it wasn't for somebody who made a referral, who saw something, who did something.
Here's a few ideas on how YOU can help:
Here's a few ideas on how YOU can help:
- Consider starting a book club (Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd is a great first book!) Easy to make a virtual event too!
- Host a documentary viewing (Not My Life, Food Chains, are a few good ones, there are so many more!). A great Zoom activity!
- Get informed - Take a class, attend a training, request a training (we do that too!), do some research (Check out Polaris Project)
- If something doesn't seem right, make a call
- Emergency? Dial 911
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - (800) 843-5678
- National Human Trafficking Hotline - (888) 373-7888 or SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")
- Department of Human Services (DHS), Oregon Abuse Reporting Hotline - (855) 503-Safe (7233)
- Post resources in your place of business, school, church, hospital, grocery stores, you name it.
- Support a non-profit by volunteering, or donating!
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Who We Are AND What We Do
A Village for One is a Portland based not-for-profit organization developed to serve children who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. An astounding number of youth in the Portland and surrounding areas have experienced this global crime against children.
Our aim is to bring the talents and gifts of our community together to create an opportunity to serve each child that has been impacted by sexual exploitation in our local community. The community unites to provide youth with a home, nourishment, education, holistic healing, mentorship, service, and opportunity to grow, believe, and become their greatest potential.
In 2015, A Village for One opened our first outpatient mental health clinic location in Clackamas County, Oregon, and most recently in 2018 we opened our second outpatient clinic in Marion County, Oregon. While working to provide trauma informed mental health services to this population of youth we are also raising funds to assist in the opening of our first therapeutic residence.
In 2020, our dream of establishing a therapeutic residential program for female or female identifying youth came true with the grand opening of Anisa's Place!
Specialized Outpatient Counseling Services
A Village for One provides outpatient mental health services to youth, ages 25 and under, in both Clackamas and Marion County regardless of insurance coverage. Youth do not need to have a confirmed case of domestic sexual exploitation, but they need to be considered of high risk for this type of abuse. Feel free to submit the attached referral form or call (503) 730- 1469 for more information. Referral Form
Specialized Counseling Services for Youth in Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) Closed Custody
A Village for One has a contract with OYA to provide specialized mental health services for youth who have been identified as survivors of sexual exploitation, and are in closed custody at either Oak Creek or MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. Referrals can be made by the youth’s probation officer to A Village for One by calling (503) 730-1469. All referrals have to be approved by the facility itself before being initiated.
Therapeutic Housing - Opened September 1, 2020
A Village for One has opened a therapeutic home for female and female-identifying survivors ages 12-18. Please refer youth through the DHS BRS process unless there are other possible funding sources for the youth outside of DHS.
Together we WILL bring our kids HOME!