Bashor Children’s Home is a not-for-profit child welfare agency affiliated with the United Methodist Church providing services to at-risk children for Elkhart County and throughout the state of Indiana. Bashor provides residential care, alternative education, and a variety of community-based services to children between 5 and 20 years old. Bashor serves over 250 children and families each day.
Through Elevatus’ experience designing safe, secure, and specialized facilities, the opportunity was presented to assist a local contractor in delivering this unique space for young victims of human trafficking. The two new buildings will enhance Bashor’s services and expand their program support to girls, more specifically aged 13 to 18 years old.
The Healing and Recovery Unit will provide a safe, welcoming, and therapeutic healing space for young girls that have been victims of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. The new building has two identical spaces consisting of individual bedrooms, restrooms with showers, a living room space, a group meeting room with views of the beautiful pond, and a classroom.
The Support Building has two classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a kitchen, calming room, and staff offices. It also includes an area used for the initial processing of some youth into the housing units.
The outdoor recreation space features a basketball court and other areas for individuals to occupy.
This facility will be a place where survivors of human trafficking can find safety, self-improvement, and success through various programs and intense treatment.