Started in 2019, Refuge for Women Emergency Housing became its own unique nonprofit under the guidance of Ked Frank. With a three phase system in place, Refuge has helped many women reorient into the world after experiencing sexual exploitation.
Refuge For Women believes freedom begins with healing from the traumas you have experienced. After that your mindset is able to start thinking beyond your current circumstances to phase two of our program, life skills and employment. After that our survivors are offered optional aftercare or employment. Even after survivors have graduated from the program there are still additional counseling and life skills classes available.
Refuge for women specializes in long-term housing and emergency housing for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. No charge long term housing is offered to victims and round the clock care is provided, as well as access to evidence-based, trauma-informed counseling.
Their mission is to empower sexually exploited women to live a life of freedom through faith-based, residential healing programs. Their goals are also to continue expanding across the US to have even more sites to empower and help those who have fallen victim.
With a history of proven success, Refuge for Women Emergency Housing is scaling their emergency housing program and increasing capacity at the existing emergency home, while opening a new emergency home in Pittsburg, PA and building another in Louisville, KY. Funding from The Jensen Project compliments these expansion plans.
The Jensen Project is honored to be a part of this expanding venture and looks forward to the growth and development in the future.
A yearly grant program, funding up to $2 Million to advance economic empowerment and housing opportunities for agencies who serve adult female survivors of human trafficking.