TEP's Mission

The Embracing Project (TEP) is a Rite of Passage program advocating peace and healing for youth survivors of violence, sexual exploitation, and trafficking, through the development of specialized programs, trauma-informed care, and unconditional support.

Get Services

Visit the Drop-in Center

Make a Donation

Become a Mentor

Who We Serve

If you are between the ages 12 - 21 and:

  • – are looking for help with your court case,
  • – need help finishing or furthering your education,
  • – or are in need of mentoring, therapy, food, shelter, or other necessities,

The Embracing Project is here for you.


Help At Home

Is your home life unstable or chaotic? We are here to help.


Sexual Exploitation

Do you need healing services or help getting out of your circumstances? Contact us.



Not know where you're going to sleep or get your next meal? Get in touch.

If You Need Help Outside of Our Business Hours

Contact the 24-hour
National Human Trafficking Hotline:


Call:  1 (888) 373-7888

Text:  233733

TTY:  711