Where survivors start their Journey to Freedom
The Demand Project is uniquely designed to help every victim of human trafficking, online enticement, child abuse imagery, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States, no matter gender, age, or national origin. We are able to offer our Journey Program model which is a victim-centered, community-driven, trauma-informed approach that focuses on restoring victims to survivors, and equipping survivors to become thriving members of our communities.
When a victim is first brought to The Demand Project, our trained experts conduct a comprehensive, six-area evaluation to determine the best and most effective path forward and create a customized resource plan.
6 Areas to Evaluate
Education & Employment
Journey Program Wraparound Services
For victims in need of a non-residential program:
The Journey to Freedom Program
Where victims become survivors
The Demand Project is uniquely designed to help survivors of human trafficking, online enticement, child abuse imagery, and the commercial sexual exploitation. We serve underage boys by facilitating and providing services and positive and active referrals. Through our residential campus at Mount Arukah, we serve girls, ages 11-17, under the authority of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Our Journey Program model is a victim-centered, community-driven, trauma-informed approach that focuses on restoring victims to survivors, and equipping survivors to become thriving members of our communities.
To serve adults, we offer referral and facilitation of resources and support services for human trafficking survivors, which includes the crimes of both labor and sex trafficking. For a complete list of resources available to adult human sex trafficking vicitms, visit https://www.oag.ok.gov/victim-services.
The Demand Project believes in a multi-generational approach to healing. FASTeams (Family Advocate Support Team) provide support for families of Journey Program clients. As a survivor transitions back into a family unit and starts their Journey to Freedom, the family has the opportunity to find support with their own FASTeam support model.
We are committed to equipping each survivor with the necessary tools to find their individual pathway to healing and to choose their own Journey to Freedom.
Every person deserves an environment free of abuse and neglect. A traumatized victim needs an opportunity to address the residue of trauma, make peace with it, and experience healing and forgiveness. Every person deserves an opportunity to develop his or her innate gifts and abilities in an environment that encourages them to become proficient in the following basic skills:
The non-residential Journey Team creates a Resource Plan with each victim that commits to the program. Each Plan is specifically designed to evaluate and support the needs and goals of the victim. Each Journey Team is composed of a Resource Link, Mentors, a Therapist, and a Peer Support Specialist.
The Demand Project‘s Journey Teams recognize that each victim is facing trauma from a myriad of sources which can include the trafficker, sexual predators, difficult home situations, the legal system, a lack of community support, substance abuse, poor decision making, and lack of education. Our teams are composed of trained advocates who can help those surviving sexual exploitation address each of these issues and turn their lives around. No matter the complex difficulty of each case, we are committed to walking each person surviving sexual exploitation through every step of the way on their individual Journey to Freedom.
If The Demand Project is not a good fit: We will not leave you on your own.
We recognize that The Demand Project will not be the perfect fit for every victim of human trafficking or sexual exploitation. However, we have developed so many relationships with partners and other high-quality organizations that we are confident we can find the right program to begin the process of moving from victim to survivor. Since our founding in 2013, we have developed a comprehensive resource directory which we have utilized to serve, link, or refer hundreds of victims and help them move toward healing. Not only do we treat each victim as an individual, we are committed to doing everything we can to support them each step of the way through the lengthy process.