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Restored Wings (RW), A Home for Healing

Women’s Home

Restored Wings, Omaha, Nebraska, Sensory Room

Women's Home Program

The Women’s Home offers a 5,500 square foot refuge providing a warm and safe environment for its residents. Our passion is to guide every woman toward healing, joy, and peace by supporting them through their pain with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

As the first facility of its kind in Nebraska, we provide both short and long-term therapeutic treatment programs specifically designed for survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Residents receive comprehensive services including trauma counseling, case management, free tattoo branding removal, and legal assistance. We understand that each woman’s healing journey is unique, so we tailor our treatment to meet her individual needs. Additionally, we focus on education, financial literacy, job training, and life skills to empower women to thrive independently.

Our round-the-clock staff ensures support, companionship, and security, especially during the challenging nighttime hours.

Key Objectives

Restored Wings has developed a program utilizing paid and volunteer staff, therapists, mentors, processing groups, and psychoeducational classes, following the 10-steps of trauma recovery outlined in the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model adapted for trafficking survivors by Becca C. Johnson, PhD.

While residential care is our primary focus, we recognize the need for intervention among those who may not qualify for or choose residency. Therefore, non-residents may apply for day-only programming.

Restored Wings collaborates with other organizations to recover survivors and provide temporary and free safe housing until a long-term solution is found, always prioritizing the individual’s well-being.

  • Embracing each survivor, regardless of race or religious beliefs.
  • Opportunities to attend support groups, addiction groups, prayer, Bible studies, crisis intervention services, and special activities.
  • Ongoing therapy by trained counselors and social workers.
  • Access to free legal and tattoo removal services through our partners.
  • Life-skill classes focused on health and wellness.
  • Integration into a supportive and safe community that offers assistance with legal, medical, and emotional needs.

At Restored Wings, survivors receive comprehensive support at no cost. Upon readiness for reintegration into society, residents are encouraged to engage in part-time work or educational pursuits. Our Aftercare Program ensures that support continues beyond residency, providing ongoing resources to graduates as they navigate life beyond our doors.

Restored Wings offers more than just shelter; it provides a place of transformation and hope. Through our commitment to empowering survivors, we strive to create a haven where every woman can rebuild her life with dignity and strength. Together, we can break the cycle of exploitation and help survivors soar on restored wings.

Women's Home Program

The Women’s Home offers a 5,500 square foot refuge providing a warm and safe environment for its residents. Our passion is to guide every woman toward healing, joy, and peace by supporting them through their pain with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

As the first and only facility of its kind in Nebraska, we provide both short and long-term therapeutic treatment programs specifically designed for survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Residents receive comprehensive services including trauma counseling, case management, free tattoo branding removal, and legal assistance. We understand that each woman’s healing journey is unique, so we tailor our treatment to meet her individual needs. Additionally, we focus on education, financial literacy, job training, and life skills to empower women to thrive independently.

Our round-the-clock staff ensures support, companionship, and security, especially during the challenging nighttime hours.

Key Objectives

Restored Wings has developed a program utilizing paid and volunteer staff, therapists, mentors, processing groups, and psychoeducational classes, following the 10-steps of trauma recovery outlined in the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model adapted for trafficking survivors by Becca C. Johnson, PhD.

While residential care is our primary focus, we recognize the need for intervention among those who may not qualify for or choose residency. Therefore, non-residents may apply for day-only programming.

Non-resident survivors benefit from the same services as residents, even if they have secure housing elsewhere. Our staff and volunteers undergo training to create a secure foundation for trauma survivors, offering a high level of care and seeking best practices. By providing love, compassion, consistency, and boundaries, we set each participant up for success.

Restored Wings collaborates with other organizations to recover survivors and provide temporary safe housing until a long-term solution is found, always prioritizing the individual’s well-being.

  • Embracing each survivor, irrespective of race or religious beliefs.
  • Opportunities to attend support groups, addiction groups, DBT, prayer, Bible studies, crisis intervention services, and special activities.
  • Ongoing therapy by trained counselors and social workers, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Access to free legal and tattoo removal services through our community partners.
  • Life-skill classes focused on health and wellness.
  • Integration into a supportive and safe community that offers assistance with legal, medical, and emotional needs.

Restored Wings Services

At Restored Wings, survivors pay no rent or fees. Once medically cleared and ready to reintegrate into the workforce or educational setting, residents must engage in part-time work or attend school. Our home welcomes victims of human trafficking and any woman aged 19 or older who is a survivor of sexual exploitation or trafficking.

We recognize healing as a continual process and equip survivors with tools for their journey during their stay and through our Aftercare Program. Graduation marks the start of ongoing healing; there’s no finite endpoint in recovery from abuse, control, and addiction. Instead, it signifies the true beginning of the journey.

Services Restored Wings provides:

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Mental Support

Mental Health and Therapeutic Services

Mental Health Therapy

Survivors of human trafficking often face complex trauma, abuse, and addiction, requiring long-term therapy for psychological healing. Therapy typically employs behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches.

  • Behavioral therapy focuses on modifying behaviors through environmental changes.
  • Cognitive therapy aims to alter patients’ perceptions and understanding of life experiences.
  • Psychodynamic therapy delves into subconscious motivations, targeting inner forces shaping behavior.

Survivors commonly suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, or Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS), including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Various psychotherapies, such as EMDR and equine therapy, help manage these symptoms.

Restored Wings recognizes the importance of a survivor-centered, multidisciplinary approach to therapy, focusing on empowerment and safety throughout the healing journey.

Therapeutic Support

We offer free counseling with licensed therapists, specializing in various therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, complex trauma counseling, equine therapy, and more. Our counselors are dedicated to supporting survivors in reclaiming their freedom and joy. Services are provided at no cost to participants.

Our counselors tailor mental health support to each survivor’s needs, aiding them in achieving their goals and rebuilding self-confidence.

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Legal Support

Legal consultations and services are provided for human trafficking survivors in either our day or residential programs. They are provided free of charge by one of our legal partners in the community.

Some of the matters that our partner helps the survivor with include:

  • Housing and landlord-tenant disputes
  • Immigration
  • Custody
  • Representation during criminal charges against the victim
  • Identity theft
Legal Services
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Branding Tattoo Removal & Cover-Up

Restored Wings offers free branding tattoo removal and cover-up for survivors of human sex trafficking in Omaha who are currently in our day and/or residential program through one of our partners.

Each tattoo branding that a victim receives is a constant reminder of the bondage she suffered at the hands of her trafficker. Branding tattoo removal is an essential part of her healing and recovery process while in our Restored Wings Program.

You can learn more about branding tattoo removal and covcer up here and here.

Ritual Abuse Trafficking (RA, SRA, ORA) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Restored Wings is the sole anti-trafficking organization in Nebraska specializing in ritual abuse trafficking, and one of the few nationwide admitting survivors with dissociative identity disorder. Staff regularly undergo mandatory training on ritual abuse (RA) to ensure proper care and policy development.

Since June 2022, we’ve observed a rise in RA survivors seeking our support. Approximately 80% of the women we’ve assisted in the past three years have endured RA trafficking, often starting in childhood. The lingering effects of childhood trauma underscore the importance of our inclusive approach to helping RA survivors.

Ritual Abuse and Trafficking

Welcoming Expectant Mothers into the Program

Exciting news! Restored Wings Women’s Recovery Home and Program now accepts pregnant trafficked women. They can stay throughout their pregnancy and until permanent affordable housing is secured. We’re grateful for the support of professional consultants in serving this underserved population.
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