The EXploitation Intervention & Transition (EXIT) Program

For Program information & Intake call 403-918-7311

Our Approach

We believe healing occurs in the presence of genuine relationships. With that in mind, RESET has developed a long-term program with an emphasis on lifelong friendships and investment in each other’s lives. We believe that a sense of belonging, and a feeling of connectedness are crucial for all individuals who have suffered through trauma and abuse. We believe in advocacy, appreciation for all, and that everyone has an important contribution to make to society. The program model has developed over the last 34 years using a pragmatic approach of listening to the needs of Participants and what works in meeting their needs. The resulting program includes numerous elements of best practice in serving women exiting sexual exploitation & sex trafficking.

The EXploitation Intervention & Transition (EXIT) Program

The EXploitation Intervention & Transition (EXIT) Program at RESET provides a proven and trauma-informed three-phase continuum of services. RESET programming enables girls 16+, women, and their children, to stabilize, heal, reconnect, and not only exit sexual exploitation and sex trafficking but to also positively and completely rebuild their lives.

The EXIT Program is a long-term recovery based, life skills program that includes housing.

At point of program intake, women are assigned a Key Worker who supports their progress throughout the EXIT Program. Key Workers also support women’s success by providing and facilitating links to resources that address specific, individualized, identified needs and goals.

The EXIT Program involves a full-time (5-day week/7-hour day) 12+ months of in-classroom recovery-based life-skills development in tandem with 2 stages of supportive housing.

Phase One: i-EXIT 

Safety and Stabilization

A rapid-exit program providing an immediate safe space for exit from sexual exploitation.

  • Initial safe rapid-exit and stabilization (30 days) with on-site detox
  • 24/7 staff supported secure residence
  • Immediate needs are assessed
    • Food and shelter
    • Medical needs
    • Detox or Treatment
    • Mental health needs
    • Legal issues
    • Child/foster care support
  • On-site programming and services

Phase Two: EXIT 

Healing and Capacity Building

  • 12+ months of comprehensive, individualized, wraparound life skills and trauma recovery programming
  • 24/7 supportive housing
  • 1:1 intensive case management
  • Daily group life skills learning
  • Indigenous curriculum and activities
  • Addiction recovery/relapse prevention support
  • Referral to community-based supports (health, dental, mental health, addictions treatment, counseling)

Phase Three: Community Support

Independence and Empowerment

  • Individually tailored combination of:
    • Employments skills development, and training,
    • Support in returning to school or advancing in education,
    • Long-term support in the community,
    • Housing support for accessing long-term housing.
    • Connecting with peer mentors
    • 24/7 crisis line for any women currently or formerly involved in the program.

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