JLSB proactively addresses human trafficking in Santa Barbara County by improving the lives of at-risk young women by educating and empowering them to reach their full potential while working to prevent exploitation and injustice in our community.
After many months of hard work, the JLSB Membership approved support for a new Signature Project: Living Arrows, which opened to its first survivor in August 2020 and is a first of its kind in the tri-county area. Living Arrows is a fully-licensed TAY housing program by 4 Kids 2 Kids that specifically caters to female survivors of sexual exploitation who are aged 18 – 21. The program at Living Arrows was thoughtfully designed to be the next step in the journey for survivors after graduating from a more intensive short-term, residential, therapeutic program (STRTP), such as S.A.F.E. House™. A TAY Housing program focused on survivors of sexual exploitation is a monumental win for our state and community, but most of all, for the young survivors who are on the path to realize their full potential!