The Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB), in partnership with 4 Kids 2 Kids, Inc. announced the official opening of S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™ (Saving At-risk Youth From 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.
With only a handful of beds in all of California dedicated solely to young girl survivors, opening a six-bed home has made a significant impact. S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™ officially opened its doors May 2018.
S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™ is continually in need of new supplies, clothing, toiletries and basic essentials to serve its clients, many of whom arrive at the home without any belongings. If you are interested in donating supplies, please consider purchasing the much needed items on S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™’s Wishlist.
In addition, S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™ is looking for donations of gift cards in all denominations to local retailers (e.g., Target, Marshalls, Ross, Vans, or Sephora) and of art therapy supplies (e.g., knitting yarn, plastic knitting needles, sketchbooks, canvasses, colored pencils, clay and paints).
Thank you for your interest in and continued support of S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™
March 2019 Update
JLSB does not have and cannot provide any information regarding the identities, whereabouts and contact information of the potential clients and residents of S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™. Please do not contact JLSB with such inquiries. If you have questions regarding placement at S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara™, please contact 4 Kids 2 Kids, Inc. directly.