The name “Her Song” represents complete freedom with a new identity.
Her Song provides followup care for survivors of sex- trafficking to help them on their journey toward freedom, justice, and health. We want to see the exploited free and reaching toward their potential. Our day-to-day work involves caring for survivors in our safe homes through specialized residential programs.
Where do victims come from? Most of our clients come from right here in Jacksonville and are referred to us by local agencies including law enforcement and strategic partnerships within the judicial system. We also receive referrals through our national network of shelters for trafficking victims, from community members, the healthcare system, and attorneys, across the state.
This population can be uninsured, underserved, and victims often remain unidentified, misunderstood, and marginalized. In addition, strong ties in unhealthy social networks, the effects of trauma, homelessness, addiction, and cycles of abusive relationships keep victims trapped. These barriers hinder access to appropriate health care, stable housing, and access to educational and economic opportunities. Health for trafficking victims is often difficult to achieve after years or decades of trauma and abuse unless the root issues preventing success are addressed. Her Song’s programs seek to address these obstacles so young ladies can achieve their goals and dreams.
We value and practice trauma-informed care and have a team of healing survivors who inform our practices as well. We are strength-based, client-centered, future-focused, and collaborative in our work. No one can do this work alone. We highly value our strategic partners who assist victims with health care, dental care, specialized care, jobs at living wages, provide spiritual support as requested, and strong social support for victims in recovery.