Courtney’s House

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Courtney’s House has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents: Services for Victims, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Youth, ages 12-21 years old who are sex trafficking victims

For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 21

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 12 – 21

Brief Description

Courtney’s House provides services for victims of sex trafficking. At Courtney’s House, recovery is an all-encompassing journey from proper needs assessment, intense individual and group therapy and counseling, parental support, and an overall determination on the part of the survivor towards a hopeful future. At Courtney's House, every survivor of sex trafficking can receive survivor-focused and trauma-informed holistic services. Staff survivors help these youth find and recover their own voices, thus enabling them to pass on their own keys to success. Each child is worked with on an individual bases in counseling and therapy coupled with group interactions to support the child's recovery. Survivor Support Groups are an integral component of Courtney's House. These groups are open to boys, girls, and transgender survivors. They focus on trauma recovery, education and life skills along with fun, therapeutic activities like dance, art, yoga, etc. In addition, each survivor has access to influential mentors and academic tutoring to fully embrace their ability to create a future full of hope and personal best. It is also recognized that the survivor's parents have a key role in the recovery process and that they, too, need healing. Parents will find open arms and support at Courtney's House.

Program Goals:

The goals of Courtney’s House are:

  • Help secure a safe healing environment for each child
  • Help each child transition their mindset out of the life
  • Help identify and find other children who are sex trafficking victims
  • Educate and train the community about sex trafficking in America
  • Educate and train Law Enforcement

Contact Information

Tina Frundt
Agency/Affiliation: Courtney’s House
Phone: (202) 525-1426

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2013

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013