Williamsburg, VA — On Monday, Latisha’s House, a Virginia based residential home providing therapeutic and restorative services to victims of trafficking, was awarded a Silver level of certification from the national Safe House Certification, provided by Safe House Project.
Through the Safe House Certification process, Latisha’s House’s transitional residential program and long-term residential program’s management, governance, financials, and operations were evaluated against established standards. Through this six-stage certification process, including final determinations made by a third-party certification review board composed of industry experts, the programs were found to be providing excellent care based on best-practices established through empirical research and survivor input.
According to Safe House Project, organizations receiving a silver certification are offering services that meet many industry best-practices and demonstrate a commitment to serving survivors with high-quality programming and working toward continuous improvement in their standards of care. Certification is intended to not only evaluate organizations, but also indicate to survivors, placement agencies, and law enforcement which organizations offer strong programming for support during their healing journey.
“Latisha’s House has shown that they are committed to transparency and growth throughout certification. As a survivor of trafficking, I am grateful for organizations like theirs that provide services to survivors who have inequitable access to services. Their devotion to advancement and care for the underserved has shown brightly during this process” said Alia Dewees, Safe House Project Director of Aftercare Development.
Brittany Dunn, Safe House Project’s Co-Founder & COO said. “As someone who works alongside healthcare networks, educational institutions, business leaders, and law enforcement in Virginia to increase survivor identification, it is critical that we have safe house programs that can provide high quality programming to survivors. Latisha’s House offers survivors an opportunity to not just receive a warm bed and hot meal, but a therapeutic environment where they can start to dream again and feel supported in achieving those dreams. With no-certified safe house programs in Hampton Roads, we are grateful to be able to have this resource up the peninsula.”
About Safe House Project
Safe House Project (501c3) is a nonprofit combatting domestic sex trafficking by increasing victim identification of trafficked individuals through survivor-informed training, supporting victims in their escape, and increasing the number of restorative care opportunities for child trafficking victims. To learn more about Safe House Project visit www.safehouseproject.org.
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Latisha’s House provides a long-term, transitional housing program for adult, female survivors of sex trafficking and offers individualized support to empower them to build a bridge from their traumatic past to a positive future.
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