Empower – A Safe Harbour Program
The Empower program provides services to youth in foster care that are at risk of, or have been victims of exploitation and/or complex sexual trauma that require residential and supportive services. The program accepts adolescent girls and transgender youth ages 11-21. Common factors include absconding from home/placement, engaging in unhealthy relationships with peers and older adults, including intimate partner violence. Empower is trauma responsive and focuses on the treatment, recovery and healing of the youth.