Below you will find answers for many commonly asked questions, as well as responses to the questions asked during and after our first public forum. We will update our information as the home renovation progresses and we can be more clear on a launch date. Questions regarding city process, local ordinances, etc. should be addressed to the City of Coronado.
Founded in 2009, GenerateHope is the first long-term integrated recovery home program specifically for sex trafficking survivors in San Diego County. The program has been a highly successful model for long-term care and helped more than 90 survivors.
Our comprehensive trauma recovery program takes somewhere between nine and 18 months to complete. During that time, our survivors live as a family with two house moms and interact with trained and trauma-informed staff that provide a variety of personal and group therapies, clinical assessments, safety and life skills training. A credentialed teacher assists in the survivors' education to GED or community college. Each young woman has the support of a personal mentor, a customized case management plan, and participates in house outings. The women in the program "graduate" to Transitional Housing or to their own independent living when they have been restored to social and physical health, psychological and PTSD test scores are in a safe range, demonstrate financial and life skills independence, and are progressing in a personal education or vocational plan for their future.
GenerateHope also works to educate the community and schools regarding the ploys of the traffickers and provide prevention and awareness advocacy for young teens and their peers and parents. GenerateHope also partners with local law enforcement, judicial, and public policy task forces to help put an end to human trafficking in San Diego.
Although the home on Coronado is an impressive historic mansion, the survivors in our program view the location as just one more optional support on the way to their original goal of restoring personal independence. While we support our survivors as if they were our own sisters, daughters or granddaughters, we do not believe a temporary stay in such a large house creates any impediments to their eventual transition to “real life” in affordable housing.
We do firmly believe that planning their transition as part of a close-knit, connected and generous community will greatly help the survivors as they formulate their life plans and learn to follow their dreams. These women had their freedom taken away from them in a way most of us can ever comprehend, and what they want most is to be accepted, safe and eventually independent.