DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER for EXPLOITED GIRLS opening in OAK PARK, Sacramento CA (ACFP South)
COMING SOON – Grand Opening set for September 2018
Ruthie Bolton, Honorary A Community For Peace (ACFP) board member, loans her name, her passion and her fame to inspire, encourage and support the vision and mission for all survivor’s self-reliance and empowerment. Her passion for youth will provide ongoing workshops and experiences with her coaching, mentoring and facilitating this journey for our kids in Oak Park and surrounding areas in Sacramento County.
ABOUT RUTHIE’S PLACE
All Services will be provided by A Community For Peace: Ruthie’s Place (known as ACFP South location) will serve three main purposes: (1) Boutique Thrift Store that is part of the social renewal model; Teach one, Reach one. (2) Youth drop-in Support Services Center for the CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children) and at-risk teenagers that are currently being exploited and trafficked throughout Sacramento County. The drop-in center will be a ‘sacred space’ for CSEC youth within the community…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. (3) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault drop in support services for survivors of domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, LGBTQ intimate violence, and immigrants.
Ruthie’s Place 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 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.
For further information, visit https://acommunityforpeace.org/aboutruthiesplace
To become a PATRON Donor, please contact Colleen Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org