How SAGE Programs Work
See what a day at SAGE is like and learn about how we help survivors prepare to reenter the workforce.
Employment at SAGE
Many survivors have difficulty finding and keeping employment after leaving a trafficking situation. Our employment program provides women with a job and income so they can reestablish their independence. Participants in our program are hired as employees and work in our trauma informed workshop. Women assist in testing and product development of our handmade products, online marketing, refurbishing electronics, and upkeep of our online sales platforms.
The work we do allows women to see, from start to finish, that they can create, make, sell, and ship products they have personally made or refurbished. Each new skill, new product, new idea, forges a new self-confidence. We also work closely with each participant on developing the soft skills and core competencies necessary to enter the workforce.
Our career development program helps women to recognize and cultivate their strengths and plan for their future work life. Participants meet regularly with a career coach to develop a long-term career plan for themselves. They work on discovering what they like to do and what they are good at. We want to take them from just having a job and surviving to having a career and thriving. Many survivors do not realize their own potential or know where or how to start a career. We provide support with obtaining training, education, certifications, internships, and informational interviews. We also walk them through the process of writing a resume, and help them to develop interview skills.
Our case management program connects survivors to needed services including mental health, medical care, housing, financial literacy, food security, transportation, and childcare. The case manager empowers each woman, sharing with her the knowledge and support she needs to access help and resources within the community. The goal for each woman is that when she leaves our program, she will have the skills she needs to access needed services in the future.