Services provided are exclusive to Kristy’s House clients. Kristy’s House clients go through an intake process where an individualized case plan is created specific to their needs. Clients engage 1-3 times per week in any or all of the following:
Mentoring and Discipleship
Clients are paired up with a Christian mentor who has been vetted and trained in trauma-informed care. As trust grows and the relationship strengthens, work is done in a number of areas and can include goal setting, prioritization, accountability, guidance, and general support throughout the client’s journey. Healthy relationship, boundaries, trust, stability, and integration are modeled in actual relationship, creating attainment, attachment, and acceptance in a way no relationship class ever could.
Counseling is offered in a relational context, incorporating elements of several modalities, within a three-phased approach: 1. Establish safety and security 2. Introduce and practice tools for self and emotional regulation, and 3. Engaging the client’s story. This can be done in group and/or one-on-one sessions. Referrals can be made for formal therapeutic work (both in-house and external) with a licensed therapist upon request.
Support and Therapeutic Groups
Kristy’s House offers support groups and other offerings covering topics such as Life Skills, Family of Origin, Sexuality, Shame, Conflict Resolution, book studies, etc.
Partnership with other Service Providers
Kristy’s House staff and volunteers are meant to serve as part of a larger care team on behalf of clients. Studies have shown that it takes a multi-disciplinary approach with multiple people to provide the necessary support framework to allow for sustainable change.
We provide Case Management to assist in meeting the myriad complex needs of this population and to help them navigate the often-grueling system of services and programs.
Training, Education, and Awareness
We are in the process of developing training programs to support community members who are interested in additional trauma training. If you work with people who have been exposed to repeated trauma—whether as a client or in a ministry or small group setting, this training may be helpful to you. Special emphasis is placed on sexual trauma and attachment.
It is our goal to educate others on the importance of trauma, relationship and attachment—especially within the context of sexuality. If you would like to host an awareness event or invite us to speak at a scheduled event, please click here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristy’s House mentees must meet the following requirements:
- At least 18 years of age
- Current or previous sex work (eg. Trafficked or non-trafficked prostitution, stripping, porn, etc.)
- Must be open to a mentor with a biblical worldview
- Attend regularly scheduled sessions (2 consecutive missed appointments will result in losing that time slot to another)
- Ability to get transportation to and from meetings (bus passes are available on a limited basis)