The Gateways Program is a Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) intensive, specialized Residential Treatment program for girls, ages 12-16, who have experienced Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and domestic trafficking. A team of highly trained professionals helps them recognize their trauma, heal, rebuild their self-esteem and reconnect to healthy positive peer and adults role models. The program works closely with the young women and their families to develop treatment plans that moved the young women from feeling like “victims” to viewing themselves as “survivors." Upon completion of the Gateways program, each girl participates in a validation ceremony to acknowledge her work, celebrate her value, and launch her into the next phase of a positive, healthy future life.
Learn more about the Gateways program at www.jccany.org.