Inspired by her NYU graduate school internship, in which she helped write policy to ratify Safe Harbor legislation, Resilience Rising’s founding director had the vision to fill a void in the realm of residential programming for trafficking survivors. Resilience Rising combats the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children in the United States by providing residential and mentoring programs with opportunities for safety, healing, and empowerment. The nonprofit adult residential program serves female-identifying survivors of sexual exploitation, trafficking, and the sex trade. The six-bed facility provides 24-hour care, supervision, and treatment for young adults ages 18-25 with mental and behavioral health needs. The community-based alumnae mentoring program provides life-long access to case management and crisis support. Using a harm reduction approach and evidence-based interventions, Resilience Rising aims to equip survivors with coping and life skills needed to break intergenerational cycles of abuse and trauma. With an ultimate goal of increasing a client’s social recovery capital, we can reduce the vulnerability and risk factors for recidivism of substance use, homelessness, survival sex, and sexual exploitation.