Survivors Corner

Ascent 121 Survivors Corner

Whether you have questions about whether or not you are in an exploitive relationship, whether you have questions about what leaving might look like, or whether you just want someone to talk to, there are safe and confidential resources to help.
These apps may help you understand how to leave.

  • MyPlan: self-assessments, safety plans & exit strategies
  • Jenesse4Hope: learn about different types of abuse
  • RU Safe: journal evidence in case you want to use it some day
  • DocuSafe: journal evidence in case you want to use it some day

The hotline numbers below provide 24-hour support and assistance. Of course, if you are in immediate trouble- always call 911.
Ascent121: 317-759-0067
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Indiana Resources

Getting Out

Leaving is hard. Even when we find our way out, the life has its way of sucking us back in. Sometimes numerous times.

  • Grace Horizon: Grace Horizon is a community of survivors supporting each other in recovery from violence and exploitation, including sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. We use relationship, resource support and recovery in a trauma-informed, two-generational, survivor-centered approach to anti-trafficking.
  • Unconditional: Many of us have been in the business, and understand its realities. We are here to offer encouragement to you as you navigate through this journey.
  • Grit Into Grace: Our mission is to work together with women who are at risk of or are currently experiencing commercial sexual exploitation to build community, healthy relationships, and hope in Christ, and align resources needed for daily living, spiritual growth, and healing.

Allies, Inc. provides a mentorship program. Adult mentors build and maintain lasting friendships with survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation in Indiana in order to support them in recognizing their value and worth and empowering them to make life decisions that reflect this.

Survivors Ink exists to raise awareness and to empower human trafficking victims by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing or covering their physical scars, markings and brandings that are constant reminders of a violent past.

  • Ascent 121 programs provide a continuum of care that allows participants to move back and forth between program settings throughout their treatment process. Our continuum utilizes a multi-phase treatment approach that can be provided in multiple settings, allowing us to provide comprehensive treatment in the least restrictive setting as determined by individual risk and need. Contact us at 317.759.0067 or info@ascent121.org.
  • Tending the Roots : Tending the Roots is the private practice of therapist Hannah Verdin, LCSW, whose expertise is in working with those who have experienced sexual abuse, minor sex trafficking, and those with complex trauma.
  • Saxifrage : Saxifrage is the private practice of therapist Whitney Cloin, LCSW. Whitney helps individuals overcome trauma through a few therapy modalities: EMDR, Polyvagal Informed, and film therapy through the Point of View Story film series.
  • Indiana Coalition To End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (ICESA-HT): includes a resource list of organizations, arranged by county, that are invaluable to those impacted by sexual violence. Many offer 24-hour crisis hotlines, as well as information on legal advocacy and community outreach.
  • The Avery Center: provides a number of survivor centered services and courses including job training, peer support services, and virtual
  • Indiana 2-1-1: offers a local human services database for assistance in areas such as jobs, housing, food, substance use, support groups, legal assistance, childcare, education and more.

Local

  • Grace Horizon: A community of survivors supporting each other in recovery from violence and exploitation, including sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. We use relationship, resource support and recovery in a trauma-informed, two-generational, survivor-centered approach to anti-trafficking.
  • Dream House: A place of refuge and rest, the Dream House exists to provide community and a place of belonging to women who are at risk of or are currently experiencing commercial sexual exploitation. Where personal relationships deepen as we walk alongside women, helping to meet social, spiritual, physical needs, and encounter Jesus along the way.

Nationally:

  • World Without Exploitation (WWE): A community of organizations and individuals who share a vision and seek to leverage our unique skills and different backgrounds in the fight to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
  • Survivor Alliance: A global network of survivor leaders who are engaged in anti-slavery work or are interested in becoming engaged.
  • Survivors For Solutions: Created to advocate for peer-led services and programs, survivor-informed policies at all levels of government, and provide best practices consultation to governments, non-profits, and institutions.
  • National Survivor Network: Brings together a community of human trafficking survivors by creating a platform for survivor-led advocacy, peer-to-peer mentorship, and empowerment that embraces all survivors, regardless of gender, age, nationality or type of trafficking experience.
  • Elevate Program: An exclusive, members only site that gives you access to the intensive 16 module faith based Elevate course that will lead you into deeper levels of healing, professional development, and leadership skills. Elevate and its members are all about life change! Membership will provide you with tools, relationships, and opportunities to mold your life into exactly what you want it to be!
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