The Well is a community for women in recovery from sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking. The mission of The Well is to provide sanctuary along with an array of support services and educational opportunities for women who have been trafficked, forced to partake in non-consensual sex acts, and sexually exploited. Developed primarily as a safe house, The Well’s residential program provides long-term secure housing as a haven from the social, psychological and economic factors. Services are provided free of charge and are aimed at developing a foundation of recovery and stability, leading to independent and healthy lives.
THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE WELL AT NO COST TO THE PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE
Housing for up to two years
Vocational training & Employment: Worthwhile Thrift & Freedom Boutique
Individual and group counseling (trauma-informed and evidence-based)
Life Skills (Cleaning/chores, Laundry, Grocery shopping, Cooking/baking, Financial Management)
Wellness (Health literacy, Nutrition, Exercise)
Education: Tutoring, working to complete schooling (i.e. GED, Associates Degree, Bachelor Degree, various certifications for fields of work)
Mentoring; relationship building
Creative Activities: art, music, writing (recreational and therapeutic)
Access to services in the community: substance abuse programs and support groups; medical and dental care; victim services (case management and legal)
The Well program is located on 83 acres within Bucks County, PA that is zoned for residential group homes. The house was completely renovated during the summer of 2014, largely through the efforts of volunteers who provided both labor and materials.