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Survivor Services

“Where brokenness takes place because of failed community, Araminta aims to bring healing through restorative community.”

Through Survivor Services, Araminta staff, trained volunteers, and community partners surround survivors and highly at-risk youth with restorative relationships that are a source of strength and empowerment. Services are survivor-informed and centered on hope. We continually draw from survivor experiences and offer a platform for their voices.

Population served:

  • Survivors of child sex trafficking and highly at-risk youth
  • Identify as female and enroll in services between the ages of 12 and 22
  • Children of survivors receiving Araminta services

Services offered:

  • Mentoring for survivors of child sex trafficking or highly at-risk youth
  • Advocacy and Tangible Needs assistance to provide an extra layer of care for mentees
  • Case Management — Coming soon…

Survivor Services Volunteers

After AEM Certified Volunteer Training, individuals have the option to continue with extended Survivor Services Training. Following an approved application and interview, volunteers may serve as mentors or advocates. All community members have the opportunity to contribute to tangible needs assistance for young women in our programs.

Mentor Program

Araminta mentors establish supportive relationships with high-risk youth and survivors of child sex trafficking. A mentor’s main focus is to walk alongside a young woman in her day-to-day life, providing support, encouragement, and modeling healthy relationships. Each mentor is paired with an advisor who is a qualified professional adding an additional layer of support to the mentor/mentee relationship.

Advocates

Advocates work directly with survivors to provide an extra layer of care to survivors in addition to the mentee/mentor relationship, serving the survivors and at-risk youth in our program by providing support for Survivor Services events, activities, and in our drop-in center “Home Base”.

Case Management — Coming soon…

Our survivor-centered, intensive case management program will uphold survivor values and strengths through relationship building, comprehensive goal planning, system navigation, community integration, advocacy and self-empowerment. Being their liaison allows us to assess their individual needs, obtain and coordinate those services, and assist in teaching the life-skills necessary to their feeling restored through community. Our trauma-informed approach allows us to meet survivors where they are and walk alongside them as their own support systems grow over time.

Tangible Needs

As Araminta walks alongside young women moving towards restoration, it’s common for needs to arise that they are unable to meet. Needs may range from basic school supplies to rent assistance. No matter how large or small the request, we understand it can make a huge impact in their healing journey. Requests are channeled through our survivor services program manager and shared with the Araminta community. Additionally, Araminta facilitates a school supply drive, Thanksgiving basket collection and holiday wish-list fulfillment annually. Any community member wanting to support the mission in a tangible way may request to be added to the email fulfillment list here.

Mentor Program Referrals

Youth-serving organizations, educators, social workers, clinicians, case managers, and families may send referrals for our mentoring program to our Survivor Services team at any time. Download the paperwork and return completed forms to badolatos@aramintafreedom.org.

For questions about our services or making a referral, please contact:
Survivor Services Program Manager, Janniece Phillips, phillipsj@aramintafreedom.org
Or Mentor Coordinator, Shari Badolato, badolatos@aramintafreedom.org