Programming information

Our residential recovery program for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation will promote healing, wholeness, independence and restoration by supporting residents in a holistic, comprehensive approach. Counselling and therapy, life skills, education, work preparation and readiness, mentorship, leadership and spiritual & cultural encouragement are all aspects of our holistic approach to restoration.

Each resident is unique in their needs, desires and strengths. As such, programming will be offered with a focus on individualized, strength-based practice where each resident is encouraged to dream within a supportive and caring environment staffed with individuals who have a passion for client-driven goal setting. 

Victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation are in need of positive, long-term relationship building. There is no “quick and easy fix” for trauma recovery, and our programming is modelled with longevity and a commitment to long-term support in mind. 

Restorations will strive to provide programming that is balanced in providing enough scheduled activities throughout the day for continued growth and development, while also recognizing and respecting survivors’ needs for working at their own pace and time.

All residential programming will be within a community living environment which fosters a positive family atmosphere, promotes teamwork and solidarity with others, and encourages building trusting relationships. Programming elements are delivered through a combination of in-house services as well as services provided by organizations or individuals in the wider Halton/Hamilton community.

In order to address specific issues within recovery and healing, Restorations’ programming will be offered in three phases and will take a holistic, Christ-centred approach to helping residents become restored – mind, body and spirit.

Rejoice

The“Rejoicing Phase” (our intake phase) will focus on the immediate needs of the resident as they settle in and acclimatize to life in our residence.

Restore

In the “Restoring Phase” (our programming phase), a more structured, daily program will be put into place incorporating the following programming elements:

  • Trauma informed & trauma specific counselling and therapy

  • Life skills learning

  • Education support

  • Work preparation & readiness

  • Mentorship

  • Leadership development

  • Spiritual & cultural encouragement

Release

The “Releasing Phase” will focus on coming alongside residents to develop a transition plan for exiting Restorations’ program.