Haven for sexually exploited girls to open in 2020

Clackamas County

A Village for One will be a residential facility in Clackamas County

An architectural drawing shows the design of A Village for One’s residential shelter program for survivors of domestic sex trafficking (A Village for One)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A local non-profit broke ground Wednesday morning in Clackamas County on a haven for sexually-exploited girls.

A Village for One is funded with a $500,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Human Services and by a $50,000 gift from the foundation of the Home Builders Association, the Portland Tribune reported.

Starting in spring 2020, the residential facility will provide trauma-informed care and behavioral rehabilitation services to six or seven female minors, who will live at the four-acre property while in Human Services custody. The residence will have a full kitchen, office, classroom and common space in a model known as “therapeutic housing.”

This will be the third location A Village for One opened. Their first, an outpatient mental health clinic in Clackamas County, opened in 2015. Their second outpatient clinic opened in 2018 in Marion County.

Twenty-five people helped break ground at the facility.

To learn more: A Village of One

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