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What - Adult Residential Facility

Resilience Rising's residential program is licensed as an adult residential facility* (ARF) through the California Department of Social Services. A small nonprofit program, we serve six young survivors at a time, providing a less institutional, more home-oriented setting. *opening in 2025

Where - Blue Mind

Resilience Rising's ARF is nestled in the majestic hillside of Topanga Canyon in southern California just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Its confidential, secluded location helps to mitigate safety concerns. The nearby ocean provides inherent 'blue mind' benefits for physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

Who - Target Population

Resilience Rising's ARF serves young women - cis and trans - ages 18yo through 25yo who are survivors of sexual exploitation, trafficking, or exiting the sex trade. This program is for those in need of 24 hour care, supervision, and treatment, generally related to mental health, behavioral health, or substance abuse needs. We partner with Child Protective Services for older system-involved youth and law enforcement diversion programs for prostitution and drug concerns.

How - Services Provided

Resilience Rising provides trauma informed, survivor centered, evidence based programming that works to develop coping and life skills needed to break the intergenerational cycles of abuse and trauma that make these women vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Our focus is on providing opportunities for safety, healing, and empowerment through holistic interventions, individualized treatment planning, and case management.


  • confidential location

  • gender sensitive model

  • trauma informed 

  • safety planning for self-harm

  • harm reduction approach

  • culture of diversity

  • multi-lingual accommodations

  • BIPOC empowerment

  • secular foundation

  • LGBTQ safe space


  • medical and dental care

  • full reproductive healthcare

  • dual diagnosis treatment

  • substance abuse programming

  • medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

  • eating disorder support

  • individual therapy

  • dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

  • trauma-informed yoga 

  • group modalities

  • therapeutic workshops

  • animal-assisted therapy

  • physical fitness programming

  • 'blue mind' ocean therapy

  • nature immersion

  • aerial adventures


  • client-centered programming

  • survivor informed

  • case management

  • educational programming

  • life skills

  • mutual care & parenting skills

  • chronic illness management

  • physical disability accommodation

  • cognitive disability skill building

  • vocational programming

  • legal advocacy

  • community inclusion

  • social activism

  • alumnae mentoring

A Day in the Life at RR

Weekday Schedule

morning chores


case management or therapy

group or workshop

blue mind outing

down time

Weekend Schedule

morning chores

community outing or

blue mind outing

down time


Residential Program

To report concerns or seek help for a potential trafficking situation,
call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

101 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, PO Box 805, Topanga, CA 90290-9998

(310) 488-8195

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