Peoria Home is a 2 year residential recovery program for women exploited through sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction. Peoria’s residential program provides long-term secure housing as a haven from the social, psychological and economic factors that drive women to desperate means for survival.

The vision of Peoria Home is that of women growing individually and collectively, while living in community. We seek to empower women by:

  • Providing a safe, pleasant home environment based on a community living model
  • Helping residents to live honest, sober, and self-sufficient lives
  • Providing educational and vocational opportunities
  • Fostering self-understanding through personal and spiritual growth
  • Providing life-skill building and maintenance education
  • Providing a mechanism for income and asset development through Individual Development Accounts
  • Offering opportunities to work towards economic self-sufficiency in a therapeutic work environment with a social enterprise

Eligibility Requirements
  • Survivor of sex trafficking/prostitution
  • 18 and older
  • Single women (children must be in other custody arrangements)
  • Minimum 30 days clean & sober
  • Current Drug & Alcohol assessment
  • Current Mental Health assessment (within 6 months)
  • Background check completed by Peoria Home
    • No outstanding warrants
    • No outstanding cases in other states that will require you to be gone from the program
  • Willingness to commit and actively participate in program

The Peoria Home program has four phases. Successful completion of each phase is required for a resident to progress to the next. When entering the program, our residents help create their own personalized plan for their healthcare and therapeutic needs.

Progression through the phases will be determined by each resident’s longevity in the program, adherence to program policies and procedures, active participation in community life, and movement through those steps required to reach her personal growth, education and employment goals.

PHASE I

Phase I begins upon entering the program and lasts a minimum of three months. It is designed to provide structure and safety as women transition away from “the life.” The goal of Phase I is to focus on recovery, mental health, and personal self-care. Residents in Phase I move on to the next stage upon fulfillment of the requirements outlined below. The following are guidelines and expectations for women in this phase:

See Phase I expectations
  1. Accepted into, and active enrollment in, an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)
  2. Attend a recovery meeting every day for 90 days and present meeting slips, signed by the meeting leader, during one-on-one’s with staff [AKA “90 meetings in 90 days”]
  3. Get a sponsor within first 90 days of the program
  4. Attend individual mental health therapy (minimum of once a week)
  5. Follow personal action plan developed during intake and orientation
  6. Begin education and job readiness inventory with preparation for entry into school or work
  7. Attend all Peoria Home orientation sessions
  8. Attend all Peoria Home weekly program meetings/groups/classes
  9. Begin identifying transportation resources
  10. Open savings account in preparation to move onto Phase II
  11. Adhere to Peoria Home curfew

PHASE II

Phase II begins when Phase I requirements are complete, often after the first three to six months in the program. The goal of Phase II is to expand upon a sober support network, continue with recovery, and delve deeper into healing trauma while learning to branch out and develop additional life skills including employment, education, and money management. Phase II typically lasts from the sixth through the twelfth month in the program depending on fulfillment of the requirements outlined below. The following are guidelines and expectations for this phase:

See Phase II expectations
  1. Active enrollment in Outpatient Treatment Program (OP)
  2. Attend five recovery meetings per week and present meeting slips, signed by the meeting leader, during one-on-one’s with staff
  3. Regular one-on-one’s with sponsor
  4. Attend individual mental health therapy (minimum of once a week)
  5. Work towards completion of all goals identified in personal action plan
  6. Begin employment, school, and/or volunteering
  7. Attend all Peoria Home weekly program meetings/groups/classes
  8. Arrange and manage transportation to OP & mental health appointments
  9. Access annual credit report
  10. Develop and manage a budget with Program Manager
  11. Begin contributing 10% of their income to a monthly savings
  12. Obtain a copy of legal history
  13. Adhere to Peoria Home curfew

PHASE III

Phase III begins when Phase II requirements are complete. The goal of Phase III is for residents to work closely with Peoria Home staff to transition into independent living. They are expected to participate in all requirements and responsibilities of community life, set an example and provide mentorship for the newer residents, and continue to live in active recovery. Phase III typically lasts for the second year of the program, depending on fulfillment of the requirements outlined below. The following are guidelines and expectations for this phase:

See Phase III expectations
  1. Attend treatment aftercare
  2. Attend five recovery meetings per week and present meeting slips, signed by the meeting leader, during one-on-one’s with staff
  3. Regular one-on-one’s with sponsor
  4. Attend individual mental health therapy (minimum of once a week)
  5. Work towards completion of all goals identified in personal action plan
  6. Continue employment, school, and/or volunteering
  7. Attend ALL weekly program meetings/groups/classes
  8. Arrange and manage transportation to all appointments
  9. Continue to manage a budget
  10. Continue contributing a minimum of 10% of their income to a monthly savings
  11. Start Transitional Plan and have completed by the end of this phase.
  12. Adhere to Peoria Home curfew

PHASE IV

Phase IV begins after successful completion of Phases I-III and results in a graduation from the residential component of the program. Residents begin working on the below requirements towards the end of Phase III as they prepare to leave the home. The goal of Phase IV is for a participant to have demonstrated that they utilized their time in the program to grow in their recovery, begin healing from trauma, and have developed the skills to enter the community self-sufficiently .

See Phase IV expectations
  1. Have saved a minimum of $500
  2. Create a life goal and maintenance plan
  3. Actively utilize a long-term relapse prevention plan
  4. Ability to obtain safe, permanent housing
  5. Complete an exit interview
  6. Participate in a graduation ceremony
  7. Participate in follow-up interviews at one month, three months, six months, and 1 year


Upon successful completion of the four phases and transition to independent living, a resident becomes a Sister of Peoria Home for life.


If you are interested in enrolling in our residential program, please complete the Peoria Home Intake Request Form or contact our program manager at (206)486-7087. In order to remain active on the waiting list, referrals must continue to make contact with our staff on a weekly basis.

*Please be aware that we do not offer emergency housing. If you are in need of emergency housing, we recommend calling 211 or visiting their website.

*Please be patient as our staff responds to your request. You should receive a response within 72 hours.