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To date Healing Action has provided support to over 400 survivors and currently has a list of 90 active survivors receiving services.
Since 2005, Katie has been raising awareness about commercial sexual exploitation through speaking about her own experience as a survivor, mentoring other survivors and consulting with agencies that support victims of violence.
Katie currently holds a Masters in Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis, as well as a Bachelor in Social Work from Metropolitan State University.
Service Management is available to help insure that basic needs are met and set survivors up for success. Services are typically delivered one-on-one with survivors to assist with meeting basic needs (food, clothing, housing), substance use treatment, legal and medical needs, and providing support and transportation for appointments in the community.
Peer Support is the giving and receiving of support between people with a common experience. Services are centered around recovery, rebuilding, and relationships. Supportive groups and one-on-one coaching sessions are led by a Missouri Certified Peer Specialist that focus on specific topics each session and survivor-directed goal setting and monitoring.
Therapy at Healing Action is provided to support survivors through a process of growth and healing. Therapy is a long-term support and treatment option offered to help survivors understand and process their trauma. Trauma therapy utilizes trauma-focused treatment modalities to provide individual counseling, group counseling, and group psychoeducation.
Basic needs assistance is provided by Healing Action to meet the immediate and crucial needs of survivors and to reduce barriers to recovery. Frequent basic needs include food, clothing, personal hygiene items, seasonal items, and more. Healing Action houses a boutique in our Drop-In Center where members can access many of these resources. We also provide transportation assistance in the form of monthly bus passes and gas cards for Healing Action members.
Join us at Healing Action’s Night Out: Hope Grows Here, our annual fundraising event dedicated to celebrating all the amazing work our staff, volunteers, members, and community do to support survivors of sex trafficking as they recover, heal, and rebuild. This event will also honor the incredible generosity of our donors and long-standing community partners. Join us for libations, food, and fun!