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SAGE Residential Program

SAGE Residential Program provides long-term treatment and stabilization for survivors of sex trafficking, ages 11- 17. Our philosophy centers around the belief that the youth in our program have not been “broken” by their abuse and do not come to our program to be “fixed.” They are children who have been subjected to abusive situations and have learned to adapt to these situations by developing coping strategies and behaviors that have successfully kept them alive, but that society might identify as harmful, inappropriate, or dangerous. They do not always identify their experiences as traumatic or exploitative and are frequently resistant to treatment. For these reasons, the program places the focus on providing a nurturing, safe, trauma-informed milieu that will allow treatment to happen when the youth are ready. These are strong and resilient young people who benefit from a safe and secure environment in which they can experience Support, Achieve their goals, Grow, and become Empowered (SAGE).

Program Components:

  • Small 16 bed program with high ratio of staff to youth
  • Length of stay is determined by individual needs and progress – usually between 12-18 months
  • Therapeutic, trauma-informed milieu utilizing the ARC Model (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) and Sanctuary Model principles
  • Specialized education and support (group and individual) regarding the impact of sex trafficking on survivors and the ways in which traffickers recruit and retain control of their victims
  • Secure setting with outdoor recreation area and gardens
  • On-site school with ability grouping and individualized education support, including credit recovery and GED completion
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • On-site RN to provide basic medical care and coordinate off-site medical, dental, and vision services as needed
  • Case Management and post-discharge follow-up

Working at SAGE opened my eyes to a world I was – maybe purposefully – ignorant of. Very quickly, I was moved by how strong and resilient the young ladies at SAGE are. Their spirit, curiosity, sense of humor, and intensity belie their young age. Setting up their gardens and beautifying their campus/room will go a long way to making their community feel like a home.

Every interaction with these young ladies is filled with opportunity. I look forward to working more with the SAGE community, learning about their visions of a thriving self, and how we can help them realize their full potential.”

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Services are provided in English. Some services may be available in Spanish. Phone or in-person interpreter services can be arranged for most languages.


Referrals are accepted from Parents and/or Legal Guardians, law enforcement, treatment providers, and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS). Once the referral is received, SAGE staff will reach out to the youth’s parent or legal guardian to discuss the program and answer any questions.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility requirements for this program are as follows:

  • Any female/female identifying youth who is an Oregon Resident can be referred, regardless of insurance or custody arrangement
  • Between 11 – 16.5 years old at the time of intake
  • Currently experiencing or recent history of sex trafficking that prevents the youth from staying safe in a community-based setting or unlocked program

11035 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97220

Main Tel. 503-258-4200

Tax ID: 93-0354176


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Morrison Child & Family Services provides culturally responsive, anti-oppressive mental health and substance use disorder treatment, support, and prevention services to children, youth, and families who are working through the effects of systemic racism, trauma, poverty, abuse, neglect, or other mental health needs. Tax ID: 93-0354176

The Morrison Foundation partners with the community to sustain and expand financial support for Morrison Child and Family Services’ programming. Tax ID: 81-4453786

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