The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB), in partnership with 4 Kids 2 Kids, Inc. has announced the opening of S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara (S​aving A​t-risk Youth F​rom Exploitation), the county’s first therapeutic rehabilitative shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.

The shelter, a six-bed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP), is designed to meet the very specific needs of girls who have been commercially exploited. It will begin accepting placements within the next couple of weeks.

With only a handful of beds in all of California dedicated solely to young girl survivors, opening a six-bed home will make a significant impact.

Your tax-deductible donation will help to fund the start-up costs for Santa Barbara County’s first shelter for victims of sex trafficking.