Survivor Support

Restoration Stages for Survivors

Once out of “the life” there are three phases in assistance toward a self-sufficient, healthy life:

  1. Emergency assistance
  2. Restoration
  3. Transition

Emergency Assistance

Chains Interrupted can assist victims in crisis get to a safe place and help with immediate needs (food, clothing, shelter, medical care, etc.).

**IF YOU ARE A SURVIVOR IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT MERCY MEDICAL CENTER OR CALL (319)536-2027

Restoration and Transition

Beauty from Ashes Program

The Beauty from Ashes program provides ongoing advocacy and life skills  for adult women who have found freedom from human trafficking. Participants in this program will be provided a survivor advocate to walk with them as they work to overcome their traumatic past, as well as classes on topics such as boundaries, substance abuse, self-defense, financial skills, healthy habits, etc. Referrals to additional resources available on a case by case basis. To inquire or apply for the Beauty from Ashes Program, please contact Teresa@ChainsInterrupted.com

The Harbor House

The Harbor House is a low supervision, independent housing program for participants of the Beauty from Ashes Program (adult women) that are in need of housing assistance.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Willingness to relocate to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for at least two years 
  • Willingness to participate in outlined programming
  • 6 months sobriety 
  • Ability to attain and hold a job 
  • Survivor of Trafficking within the last 24 months 
  • Willingness to work closely with advocates initially then on a regular basis throughout the remainder of the program
  • Interview and acceptance into one of our counselor’s services

Program Requirements Upon Acceptance 

  • Obtain and hold a job. (Rent for housing is required on a sliding scale once job is obtained) 
  • Weekly/Bi-Weekly Counseling 
  • Participation in weekly classes and daily mentoring (financial planning, trauma skills, life skills, boundaries, self-defense, etc.)
  • Continue Sober Lifestyle; initial, then random drug testing is required 

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