FAQs for Donors

How long is The Harbor Restoration Program?

Participants of the Harbor restoration program are assessed during the application process and upon admission to determine the length of the program needed to fit each unique set of circumstances. Program durations may run as short as 90 days or as long as 18 months. Participants will work closely with a case management team to determine their goals and make clear paths to attain them. Participants will be required to meet weekly to discuss progress and adjust goals as needed. 


Does North Star Initiative Receive Government Funding?

North Star Initiative is 100% donor funded. This means that your gift, no matter how small, directly impacts the life of each survivor that we encounter. 


Where does the money go?

100% of every dollar that we raise goes into our survivors, the restoration program, and our home as it relates to general up-keep and maintenance. We invest in alternative therapy including equine, journaling, music, and art. We provide nutritious meals, access to recreation, identification documents, legal coordination, transportation, physical and dental assessments, medication, GED tutoring and testing, FAFSA assistance, IRS assistance, access to secondary education, life skills, and 24-hour supervision to name a few. North Star Initiative is committed to transparency and was recently awarded the Gold Guide Star Seal of Transparency. 


What impact is this having in our community?

The introduction of the Harbor home has become a twofold impact in the community. The first way is through education, the Harbor has become a point of reference for many who are new to the horrors of sex trafficking, our dedicated staff and volunteers have been able to better education the community on the dangers of sex trafficking to keep our community safe from predators. The second way is by assisting the vulnerable in our community by providing resources to local survivors and survivors participating in local trials. North Star Initiative was founded to give survivors a voice, and provide the rest they need to move forward from their trauma. 


How can I get involved?

Contact us! We have several opportunities for our community to engage with us. 


How many survivors has North Star Initiative impacted?

Since opening the doors to The Harbor, our residential program, we have impacted the lives of over 15 survivors. Success is measured by a survivor’s ability to stay out of “The Life” once she leaves The Harbor.