RISE improves the physical, emotional, and spiritual life of those who have experienced prostitution and/or human trafficking. RISE is centered around the extensive research of Dr. Celia Williamson. Over 500 hours of interviews and research of sex trafficking victims have been conducted by Dr. Williamson and her team to establish a core foundation to effectively work with victims. The interviews gave a genuine perspective of the victims and survivors in Toledo, and provided first-hand information on how to serve this vulnerable population. RISE utilizes that core foundation to develop programming. Programming is based on this available research and incorporates new ideas and findings that enable the staff to meet the clients where they are.
RISE offers comprehensive case management and survivor led support to those who have been or are victimized by the sex trade. Individualized service plans that assess the problems, needs, and identify the individualized goals for each survivor are developed. Healing from trauma, building a positive self-concept and self-esteem, living clean and sober, and helping individuals learn and have healthy relationships will be the hallmarks of RISE.
For more information, please contact
RISE staff at
t: (419) 241-1138