We foster an environment where girls can rebuild self-esteem, self-worth, dignity and love of self.
Our programming focuses on healing trauma through emotional, physical and nutritional wellness.
We provide a safe home and stability to girls in need.
The Starr Institute provides holistic lifestyle wellness services to address the needs of sexually abused or exploited girls ages 12-17. Sexual trauma can be one event or a series of events over time. Sexual trauma occurs when the girl involved feels a sense of fear, helplessness, injury or threat of injury. When sexual trauma occurs in childhood, the feelings of shame and self blame can be stronger.
There is a significant correlation between a girl’s sexual abuse or exploitation and the likelihood of her arrest. Race, social economic background, education and community are all vital to this discussion. The Starr Institute’s programs were birthed from our belief that all girls receive the trauma informed care and support they need to become the best version of themselves.
At The Starr Institute, we meet our girls where they are. Our approach is to heal the trauma from within and subsequently treat the inevitable issues that stem from the traumatic experience.