ABOUT the SACRED SPACE
The Sacred Space Youth drop-in Support Services Center for the CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children) is a harm reduction project targeting at-risk youth from marginalized populations, foster care youth, LGBTQ youth and youth coming from family violence or domestic violence environments are currently being exploited and trafficked throughout Sacramento County. Many are currently targeted for Commercial Sexual Exploitation, a critical issue facing Sacramento County social services, and law enforcement agencies.
The drop-in center will be a ‘sacred space’ and 'safe space' for the youth needing a place of respite…a place that can provide the basics of food, clothing, personal hygiene items, support, resources, connection in an environment where there are credible messengers and peace ambassadors who can become the Safe Gatekeepers for these kids.
ACFP partners and collaboration include Sierra Child and Family Services, Rotary International, Soroptimist International, and the Faith Community.
The Sacred Spece for Youth will be a culturally sensitive model that reflects our understanding, firsthand, “insider” knowledge and wisdom regarding the cultural and historical context of these issues and the cultural barriers experienced by these communities and families.
The supportive services for the youth will be providing immediate short-term needs of food, clothing, and a resting place which will support survival needs to reduce or offer some relief from the dependency of exploiters. The drop-in center is a safe sanctuary environment where food, clothing and a safe comfortable resting place, basic food and water, energy drinks, snacks, instant coffee or tea, juice boxes; toiletries/hygiene products; first aid kits, treats, gift cards, prepaid phone cards, and bus passes.
The next level of support will include intervention and needs assessments; Crisis intervention, drop-in counseling, case management services, peer support. Community partners such as Dignity Health and Elica Health that are nearby will support referrals for accessing dental and medical screenings, as well as, Behavioral Health program resources and referrals to other agencies.
ABOUT ACFP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT SERVICES
A Community For Peace services include 24/7 crisis line, LGBTQ helpline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, housing assistance, legal support services, domestic violence counseling, peer education groups, peer support groups, peer mentoring and coaching, parenting, individual parent coaching, couples counseling, AOD harm reduction services, clean and sober living of women, men’s (male offenders) services, Tapestry LGBTQ specific services, children and youth services, DV Response Team Services (First response, on-call, safety patrol), response to emergency room, relocation assistance, and community collaborations. All of our services are driven by the needs of our clients, their children and their families. All services are free and unlimited.
Find out how your organization can be a PATRON member and be an investor in peace and breaking the cycles of violence and exploitation in the Sacramento Community.
For further questions, contact Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org