In a Creative Arts Center format, Sacred Space will provide harm reduction services targeting at-risk youth, black, brown, and LGBTQ foster youth targeted for exploitation.
Youth/children that are removed from homes due to domestic violence end up in the foster care system. According to the California Child Welfare Council, foster youth are at high risk of being exploited by sex traffickers. LGBTQ foster youth face even greater risk. Elaine Whitefeather, Executive Director share “I wanted to create a real, live tangible place where we could plant seeds of peace in a neighborhood and lift up the community,” “I called it Sacred Space for a reason because it implies exactly that.”
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SACRED SPACE provides basic needs like food, clothing, school supplies and a safe place to be with art, mentoring and creative activities after school and on weekends. For kids who need more intensive help with employment, housing or mental health services, Sacred Space can refer them to partnering agencies or nonprofits that can provide that assistance. Sacred Space is a harm reduction center for the populations most vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.
With support from nonprofit organizations including Soroptimist International, Rotary International, Sierra Child & Family Services and the faith community, ACFP was able to open SACRED SPACE in Oak Park.
*SACRED SPACE, 3841 4th Ave., Sacramento (also the site of New Directions Christian Center and Fourwinds Ministries). In partnership with Sierra Child and Family Services.