The Rogers Home

The Rogers Home is a specialized transitional housing program for young, female victims of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. It is the first in the city, offering the most services of any similar, youth-focused program in Canada.

Seven young women, aged 16 to 24, may live in The Rogers Home for two years and have access to wraparound support services at Covenant House’s main location and through a network of community partners.

The program is open to young women currently using other Covenant House programs, as well as female youth who have been referred by other agencies. The program is for young women who have demonstrated a readiness to move towards independence.

In addition to stable housing and life skills training, The Rogers Home offers residents community-based trauma counselling and addictions treatment as well as our educational and vocational assistance to help them to reclaim their lives.

Young women staying at The Rogers Home meet with their workers regularly to make and keep to a plan for their future. The plan may include meeting their medical, counselling or legal needs, as well as pursuing education or employment.

Our youth workers staff the house 24/7. These workers are trained in trauma-informed care to understand the unique needs and challenges of the residents. Residents receive peer support through group discussions with each other. There is also a live-in House mentor who spends her evenings engaging them in activities or discussion.

Much like living in a family, the young women share household chores and prepare meals as they practice life skills, including budgeting and time management.

We have partnered with more than 10 leading youth-serving organizations to provide wrap-around services like trauma and addiction support, police, legal counsel and health care.

When the young women are ready to leave, they will have access to our community apartments and aftercare services.

This housing model was developed and guided by our Sex Trafficking Advisory Committee, which includes social workers, Crown attorneys, the Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit, mental health specialists, victim services agencies and trafficking survivors.

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