Treasured Vessels Foundation is a residential community in North Texas that operates as a clinically therapeutic aftercare program for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. The house will have room for up to 8 girls, ages 18-24 years old. This treatment center provides trauma-informed, individualized care that is essential in the healing and recovery process. It is estimated that average recovery from trauma is a 2-7 year process; however, there is a severe lack of long-term options for healing. Treasured Vessels Foundation is excited to provide one of the only long-term solutions for survivors of domestic sex trafficking in North Texas. TVF will be serving various counties such as: Grayson, Collin, Tarrant, Dallas, and Denton.
Features and benefits of TVF’s program include:
- 24/7 care
- trauma-sensitive program with educated and trained staff applying best practices
- strength-based approach that recognizes and honors the resiliencies and coping strategies used by victims of trafficking to cope with and survive the horrors of trafficking
- treatment plan tailored to the unique needs and goals of the individual
Why is there a need for Treasured Vessels Foundation?
A study conducted by Polaris Project, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking, found that there were only 529 beds exclusively designated for sex trafficking survivors. In the state of Texas alone, 79,000 minor and youth (those under 24 years old) are being trafficked for sex. Treasured Vessels Foundation exists to help fill the gap in long-term care.
Our goal is to expand in 2021 and serve minor girls ages 9-17. TVF longs for a community, a country, and world where people are free from enslavement. We seek justice, dignity, and hope. We desire for people to learn to look past brokenness and cracks on the outside to reveal the treasure inside.