Survivor Housing

Launched in January 2019, Open Door Survivor Housing provides transitional housing with therapeutic supportive services for adult survivors of sex trafficking and their children. Safe housing and comprehensive services including child care, intensive counseling, life skills classes, and 24–hour on-call case management are offered for periods of 6-18 months to help survivors experience healing and develop long-term housing stability.

Survivor Housing offers the following resources at no cost to participants to support holistic healing.
  • Case management services
  • Peer support from survivors
  • On-site counselor who provides specialized, trauma informed therapy for individuals, children, families, and groups
  • Therapeutic and support groups covering a range of topics
  • On-site gym providing a safe environment to develop physical health and wellness
  • On-site workout classes such as yoga, weight training, kickboxing, and more
  • On-site community area, with children’s playroom, to connect with staff and other survivors
  • On-site library and work spaces where survivors can read or study
  • On-site computer and internet access
Sex Trafficking on the South Plains

Many people think human trafficking is something that happens “out there” in some vague other place – maybe a major cosmopolitan city or a distant foreign country. But human trafficking is a problem right here in Lubbock.

Out of the 462 sexual assault cases reported by Voice of Hope in 2017, 69 involved victims of sex trafficking, and of the 434 people experiencing homelessness in Lubbock in 2017, 40% reported having experienced physical or sexual violence while homeless. And these are just the reported numbers. The reality is that most cases of sex trafficking go unreported and many people suffer without help.

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Transitional Housing

“One of the primary barriers we face as service providers is finding appropriate housing for survivors… Not having safe, affordable housing to turn to means that victims are more likely to stay in exploitive situations (because there is nowhere else to go) or be re-trafficked or otherwise unsafe.” (Break the Chain Campaign, cited in the Federal Strategic Action Plan)

Open Door Survivor Housing provides transitional housing and therapeutic supportive services for adult victims of sex trafficking, engaged in prostitution, or survival sex and their children for a period of up to 18 months, at NO COST to program participants. Survivor Housing provides a critical opportunity for survivors to escape trafficking, experience holistic healing, and begin to rebuild a stable and sustainable life.

What is Open Door Survivor Housing?

Open Door Survivor Housing provides 14 units of transitional housing in fully-furnished, private apartments for survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution, or survival sex for periods of 6-18 months. Survivor Housing serves adult survivors of all genders, pregnant survivors, and survivors with up to three children. The primary goal of Survivor Housing is to support survivors to develop long-term personal and housing stability. In addition to housing, survivors and their children are provided person-centered supportive services such as individual, group, and child therapies, life-skills training, employment, and education support, childcare, transportation, and more. There is no fee to participate in the program and all services are provided free of charge.

Who Are We?

Open Door believes strongly in the power of holistic healing and community. We recognize that making the brave decision to leave an unhealthy system, like sex trafficking, prostitution, or survival sex, creates a vacuum in a person’s life. This critical space is often one where people become uncertain and begin to question whether or not they can truly leave the life behind. Open Door Survivor Housing is in the unique position of standing in this gap with survivors and offering a safe, healthy community for them to begin to explore a life outside of trafficking.

What Can I Expect As A Participant?

Our team is made up of individuals who understand the nature of trauma and who seek to meet people exactly where they are. We recognize that each survivor brings their own unique gifts, needs, and experiences and it is our goal to partner with survivors to determine a plan of action that is most appropriate for them on their path to healing.

Get in Touch

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Open Door Survivor Housing, please contact survivor@opendoorlbk.org

If you are in danger or in an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. For other crisis services, contact Voice of Hope at (806)763-7273