“We are truly appreciative that Resilience Rising continues to find ways to keep her safe and stay at the table with us. That is true partnership and the mark of a high quality provider."
- County DHS Administrator
The heart of Resilience Rising is its residential treatment program, which serves as the gateway to our other programs.
Resilience Rising partners with state and county departments of child welfare to provide residential programming for youth survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking (CSEC). We also partner with legal diversion programs for women with any history of prostitution.
Opened as a residential childcare facility in 2017 in Colorado, Resilience Rising served 37 youth survivors. In 2020, Resilience Rising began its relocation to southern California, where it anticipates reopening in 2023.
“I never have found a woman or human who helped me heal as much as RR staff, and I'm needing your guiding strength and wisdom in a crucial turning fork in my life."
- 19yo alumna
Healing from trauma is a life-long process that requires ongoing support from a positive social network. In 2020, Resilience Rising launched its alumnae mentoring program for survivors exiting the residential program.
Our mentoring program provides 24-hour crisis support and ongoing supportive services remotely and in person.
Compassionate, Trained Staff
Resilience Rising employs an all female staff, each trained in a comprehensive curriculum related to various aspects of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Resilience Rising encourages youth to engage with their community through structured activities monitored by trained staff.
Culture of Diversity
Resilience Rising is a secular program and embraces youth of all religions, cultures, and ethnicities.
Resilience Rising incorporates a variety of therapy modalities including music.
Resilience Rising utilizes community partnerships including Freedom Service Dogs to offer youth an opportunity to engage in cane therapy through their Pawsitive Connection program.
Resilience Rising partners with Rocky Mountain Equine Assisted Psychotherapy LLC to offer our youth an opportunity to heal working with horses.
Resilience Rising recognizes the unique academic needs each youth may hold and works to create an educational plan individualized for each youth.
Share Your Story
Youth are provided with opportunities to share their stories as they progress through their own healing process.
Resilience Rising encourages youth to express themselves and fight against social injustices.
“"I'm just rolling with life right now, finding out where I'm moving. I miss Resilience Rising. I felt safe from harm's way, like I didn't have to worry about nothing. And I felt hope."
- teen alumna
Access to basic needs, especially stable housing, is essential to reducing the vulnerabilities that put survivors at risk of re-exploitation.
Resilience Rising aims to expand our services for alumnae with life-long access to supportive housing. This housing will include case management support and mutual care programming to accommodate mothers with their children.
We anticipate opening our alumnae supportive housing in southern California in 2023.