OUR MISSION: Provide sanctuary and support for women survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution.

OUR VISION: Women growing individually and reclaiming their freedom while living in community.

Peoria Home is excited to announce a new addition to the team! Please help us in welcoming
our new case manager, Lisa Lessard!

Peoria Home’s case manager works one-on-one with the women survivors in the program. Ensuring they are on track with their individual programs, supporting them through the process and their recovery.

Lisa has a background in criminal justice, life coaching, victim advocacy, program management, and counseling. She sees herself as a constant learner. She digs deep with those she works with to empower them and help them become who they are intended to be. Lisa is very effective in helping those she works with to identify barriers and overcome them. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a Life Coaching specialty and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.



Notes From Peoria Home Residents: 

I have been here at Peoria Home since July 12, 2020 It was the most important decision of my life to come here. It meant that I would leave everything for the last 40 years behind, believe me when I say it was the best decision I have ever made. I never knew or have seen such kindness in my life. I have never felt any safer than I do right now. I am safe, loved, and understood. I have the chance to love myself and truly work on Me. I have a close connection with a Higher Power now that I believe in wholeheartedly. If it weren’t for Peoria Home excepting me into the program I would still be out there somewhere lost in a very dangerous world of prostitution and sex trafficking. I am learning there is more to life, thanks to Peoria Home. I absolutely love it here. I just want to say thank you Peoria Home for saving my life.  – ES


Peoria Home is a safe, secure, stable, happy and loving environment in which we have the opportunities to grow. Exploring through recipes, art, group, and more, are paramount to our successes. We step out of our comfort zones and into a new comfort zone. I love the life here at Peoria Home. Thank you to all. – AS


My experience as a resident and a survivor from the life seems surreal to me still. Sometimes, I wake in the morning and pinch myself to see is this life real. I’ve been blessed and I am beyond grateful for this program. Not only do I get a new perspective but they have loved on me until I’ve begun to love myself, they have been unselfish in many ways, I have no worries here, I am safe and I am clean. Thank you Peoria Home, staff, sponsors, donors and everyone connected. I am forever grateful to be a part of this program. I have a new freedom, a new sense of being and a second chance. – SW



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Monday January 11th

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Monday January 11th

Peoria Home
January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. As we join the many voices raising awareness this month, we want to take some time to offer some clarity around the language we use, and help correct some common misconceptions.

Two major misconceptions that we face often at Peoria Home are that human trafficking is an overseas problem—and that for trafficking to happen, a person needs to be moved across an international or state border. Neither of these ideas is accurate. Human trafficking is a global issue impacting nearly every community—both abroad and here in our cities and towns in the United States. 

“Human trafficking” is an umbrella term that includes both labor and sex trafficking. At the heart of all forms of trafficking is the exploitation of a human being for someone else’s gain. Every day at Peoria Home, we focus on serving victims and survivors of the sex trade and sex trafficking. 

Learn the signs: https://youtu.be/TQFQqU3O9GM

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. As we join the many voices raising awareness this month, we want to take some time to offer some clarity around the language we use, and help correct some common misconceptions.

Two major misconceptions that we face often at Peoria Home are that human trafficking is an overseas problem—and that for trafficking to happen, a person needs to be moved across an international or state border. Neither of these ideas is accurate. Human trafficking is a global issue impacting nearly every community—both abroad and here in our cities and towns in the United States.

“Human trafficking” is an umbrella term that includes both labor and sex trafficking. At the heart of all forms of trafficking is the exploitation of a human being for someone else’s gain. Every day at Peoria Home, we focus on serving victims and survivors of the sex trade and sex trafficking.

Learn the signs: youtu.be/TQFQqU3O9GM
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PEORIA HOME RESOURCE LINE: (425)309-5203, Our ‘Resource Line’ is available for women in or out of the life. We are here for you. Looking for community resources, we can help. TEXT or CALL. All information is confidential.


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