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About Us

Dawn’s Place is Philadelphia’s first residential recovery home and program for women recovering from the trauma of sex trafficking.

Dawn's Place provides trafficking survivors a place to heal, grow and reclaim their life.

Since its opening in 2009, Dawn’s Place has been at the forefront of providing direct services for women recovering from the trauma of sex trafficking and exploitation. Our year-long residential program combines intensive therapy in a non-judgemental environment with a proven program providing adult survivors with the opportunity to learn how to become self-supporting and live independently. 

Dawn's Place is:
• Our residents' individual spiritual and religious beliefs are respected in an inclusive environment that welcomes all faiths.
• 100% funded by private donors and foundations.
• Committed to continuous active listening, learning, and action toward racial justice. View our Racial Justice statement >
• A trauma-informed environment with training available on an ongoing basis.



The mission of Dawn’s Place is to proactively support women affected by CSE and its abuse by providing direct services to women, raising awareness through education and generating prevention, public policy reform and community collaboration.

We value the whole person of the women we serve: body, mind, soul and spirit.  We believe women need healing in all aspects.


Dawn's Place is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization, tax ID number 26-0196507 under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. We are committed to stewarding our resources to ensure Dawn's Place provides holistic care for women reclaiming their lives from sexual exploitation in a trauma-informed environment.

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