Once rescued, the Survivor now faces the problem of escaping from the life-defeating effects of her trauma. Currently, Mercy Gate stands ready to take her down that path of healing and restoration through "The Journey" with two programs: Intake (Assessment) and Aruka House (Treatment).
We are now adding a third stage of Transition, by building transition houses which will accommodate survivors for the first 12-18 months of their integration back into independence.
A 7-21 day period of healing and assessment in a residential community serving women who are survivors of trafficking, prostitution, addiction, and abuse.
A Survivor’s first 7-21 days are spent focusing on her immediate needs and helping her to acclimate to The Journey Program. Upon admittance, the staff will create an individualized care plan for each Survivor and will assist her in developing personal goals for the program. The program offers a variety of curriculum, as well as medical and psychological care on a case-by-case basis, all provided in a compassionate, Christian ‘home’ environment.
After this initial period of assessment and rest, the Survivor will transition into meeting the full expectations of The Journey Program.
A 12-month period of stability and restoration in a residential community serving women who are survivors of trafficking, prostitution, addiction, and abuse.
After the initial period of assessment and rest, the participant will transition into The Journey Program. This 12-month program is also spent in the Magdalene House at this time, but plans are in place to expand into separate housing, called Arukah Homes by mid-2022.
In The Journey, they will progress through a four-phase program designed to produce mental, emotional, spiritual and medical stability. She will be monitored at all times, and formally evaluated monthly and may progress more quickly or more slowly through the phases depending on her individual needs. The phases will build on each other until the program is completed. The four phases are: