Terry’s House, a partnership between Shared Hope and The Coffee Oasis, is a transitional living home for young women who have survived sexual exploitation and seek a supportive path to self sufficiency. There is room for you or your client with us!
Hope for a New Life in the New Year
She is calling. Hope is responding. Hope starts with putting the caller at ease and letting her know our conversation is confidential, safe and she is not alone. After a quick overview of the program it’s my opportunity to let her know how I know Hope is Real – I too am a survivor.
Terry’s House is a safe home in a quiet area in Kitsap County, Washington for young women seeking refuge from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. We are survivor led, trauma informed and relationship focused.
Her first experience upon arrival is the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere of the home with overflowing bags and cups filled with spa-like items such as blankets, fuzzy socks and goodies. However a young lady may have made it here – we know the journey has been long and the adjustment will take time. This is why the first week at Terry’s House is called Rest Week.
From that initial foundation we work alongside residents to develop long-term crisis interventions and stabilization plans. Survivors of chronic and/or complex trauma have a multitude of diverse needs. We partner and collaborate with law enforcement, medical and mental health providers, attorneys, and recovery centers. These are just a few of the partners we work with in addressing and assessing an individual’s needs. Some examples of our therapeutic program include equine therapy, art expression, one on one case management and an evidence based curriculum grounded in mindfulness.
Our favorite part of walking alongside these brave and resilient young women is helping them identify their strengths, gifts, dreams and what they are passionate about– what makes them feel connected and excited about life. Terry’s House is the perfect space to meet them where they are in this process while they explore new ideas and options. We love to celebrate, watch them bloom and grow. Ultimately survivors know best what they need to thrive. From my personal and professional experience – a safe space to heal with time and community support is key to empowering survivors to greater independence.
All across the country there are young women who need the love and long term support we provide. Terry’s House has space both in our home and in our hearts to effectively accompany survivors on their healing journey.
Do you know someone who needs the real hope we offer? Read more and apply here.
“Terry’s House has helped me in a various amount of ways. I am always surrounded with positivity and genuine support from staff and volunteers. I am learning coping skills, how to improve myself, and fun things too. Thanks to Terry’s House I am excited for the future and all the possibilities! “ – Terry’s House Resident Quote