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The Sanctuary Model

The Sanctuary® Model is a blueprint for clinical and organisational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. A recognition that trauma is pervasive in the experience of human beings forms the basis for the Sanctuary® Model’s focus, not only on the people who seek services, but equally on the people and systems who provide those services.

Mercy Community Services is practising the Sanctuary Model within the organisation’s Family Services stream. Read more about the Sanctuary Model here.