Restored Wings Program
One of the goals of Rejuvenating Women is to provide a safe and caring environment where survivors who have suffered exploitation can begin to heal. Our Restored Wings House is a 5,000 square foot house that our women can call their home.
The House is the first of its kind in the state of Nebraska. We allow our survivors to stay for up to two years and provide them in-depth counseling, case management and free legal services during this time. We also focus on education and aim to teach them life skills, mentorship programs, empowerment classes, parenting classes, and more.
Round-the-clock staff are present in the home to provide support, companionship, and safety for each survivor especially throughout the night as that is typically the most difficult time for her.
At Restored Wings, our survivors pay no rent or fees. It is mandatory that she work or go to school while living in the home once she has medical clearance from her therapist and is ready to re-enter the workforce or classroom setting after the first Phase. The home is open to any woman 19 years or older who is a survivor of any form of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Key Objectives of Restored Wings Program:
Rejuvenating Women has designed a program that utilizes paid and volunteer staff, therapists, mentors, processing groups, and psycho-educational classes to address the 10-steps of trauma recovery outlined in the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral treatment model adapted for trafficking survivors by Becca C. Johnson, PhD. While the residential program is our primary focus, Rejuvenating Women recognizes that there are many women who need and desire this type of intervention but may not qualify or choose to live at Restored Wings Home. Therefore, non-residents may apply to participate in programming.
The non-resident survivors still benefit from all the services as women who are residents. These women have secured safe housing elsewhere, yet still, need the support of Restored Wings on their path to wellness. All of our staff and volunteers are highly educated on the journey trauma victims must undergo to heal. Our entire team and volunteers working directly with the women go through the Mending the Soul program which prepares us for the unique care sexual trauma sufferers require. Our team undergoes a basic training on creating a secure base for trauma survivors that provides a high level of stability. We also meet for two hours each week in Mending the Soul support groups. Once a staff member or volunteer has completed the program, they can act as a mentor and take the survivors through their own Mending the Soul journey. The Mending the Soul mentorship program is for all residential and day program members.
Provide access to free legal services to all in program who are in need.
Residents and day program survivors benefit from weekly boot camps focused on health and wellness and offered by a personal trainer at a local gym.
Integrate survivors into a loving, safe community of support that provides assistance while addressing pressing legal, medical, and emotional needs.
Rejuvenating Women offers emergency services to help rescue survivors from unsafe situations and provide them a temporary safe place to live until a permanent solution is found.
Provide unconditional love and compassion for each survivor regardless of race or religious beliefs.
Make available opportunities for survivors to attend support groups, addiction groups, prayer, devotions, Bible studies, crisis intervention services, and other special activities throughout their stay.
Meet the needs of survivors with ongoing therapy by trained counselors and social workers. This includes a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program with a ten-step process. This leads each survivor to a place where she can verbalize her abuse and find emotional healing.
We assist female victims and survivors of human trafficking regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, disability, handicapped status, veteran status, marital status, or political affiliation.