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Our Approach

Georgia Cares believes that youth who have been victims of exploitation or trafficking have innate strengths and resiliency to overcome their abuse. We believe that youth who are empowered, engaged in personal goal setting, and who have access to resources and supports can be restored and will thrive. We aim to support success with the youth that we serve by providing research and evidence based services, consistent support and service coordination with youth, and ongoing communication and collaboration with partner agencies. We understand the journey a youth embarks on in overcoming such victimization and we are committed to providing consistent, caring, and long term support during this process.
 

Youth at the Center
Georgia Cares’ licensed social workers meet with youth to conduct a comprehensive assessment that identifies each youth’s unique needs and strengths. Through collaboration with both public and private community partners and most importantly, the youth themselves, Georgia Cares customizes service plans that are goal-driven and outcome-oriented. Georgia Cares then monitors each youth’s progress throughout their journey to recovery by providing emotional support, connections to local resources, and a valued perspective to partners. Throughout this process, Georgia Cares keeps youth as the center focus point around which partners and services are coordinated.  This ensures that all decisions being made are in the best interest of the youth being served.  Our youth-centered approach looks like this:


Georgia Cares Flowchart
Georgia Cares follows youth through their journey of treatment and recovery. Our Case Management System is designed to accept referrals and perform screenings on the youth entering our system.  Our organization provides a crisis management response to emergency situations involving rescued youth as well.  After intake, our staff perform research and evidence-based assessments with youth; determining their needs, strengths, and level of trauma.  Our assessment also serves to confirm exploitation and trafficking history. We then create an individual care and service plan for each individual youth. With distinctive relationships with therapeutic and residential providers who have the passion and skill to serve victims of DMST, our organization helps to arrange care specific to every youth as an individual.  Afterwards, we monitor the services and partners involved with each youth, and meet with the youth every 30 days to check in. When the goals of a youth’s care plan have been accomplished, we create a safety plan, close the case, and follow the youth for a year to ensure safety and well-being. Our system is presented visually below:



About Georgia Cares

Georgia Cares is a non- profit 501(c)(3) entity. We are the state coordinating agency connecting services and supports for child victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. We strive to bring hope, build resilience, and give every child the opportunity to thrive.

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 724197
Atlanta, Georgia 31139

1-844-8GA-DMST
24-Hour Hotline

404-602-0068 Admin
404-371-1030 Fax
admin@gacares.org