Service provider and advocacy organization for victims of domestic abuse, trafficking, and related forms of gender violence..
If you are interested in learning
more about our work
with Sanctuary for Families
and if you would like
to participate as a pro-bono
therapist to these patients.
Sanctuary provides crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, legal representation, and economic and job counseling to adults and to children exposed to gender violence. Some clients find temporary housing in Sanctuary’s shelters while others receive services while living outside. Many of the clients are immigrants.
We have placed one extern at one of Sanctuary’s five shelters, and we plan to have another extern working there next year. In addition, we are also receiving referrals from them to the ICC for pro bono therapy. They are able to provide short-term mental health treatment to their clients, but they are unable to provide longer term therapy, and this is one place where our therapists can be of help. Finally Sanctuary’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative has referred patients to us. Koreanspeaking candidates at IPTAR have been particularly important in this, in that Sanctuary has been helping a substantial number of Korean trafficked women.
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