The Preble Street Healing Center — set to open this summer — will offer comprehensive services and activities to support survivors of human trafficking in finding safety, freedom, and the opportunity to reclaim their lives.
It may be surprising to learn that human trafficking is happening in Maine. Victims are children and adults of all genders who are forced — by sexual, physical, and psychological coercion or violence — to do all kinds of work including sex work, restaurant and hospitality work, farm labor, and domestic service.
Working with survivors across the state, we have seen too many people suffering from this horrific exploitation — and we are building a solution. The Healing Center expands on the work of Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services, a program that conducts outreach throughout Maine, working with survivors of all forms of human trafficking.
With services ranging from trauma therapy and housing referrals to yoga and art, the Preble Street Healing Center will provide space for survivors to find comfort, safety, and dignity.