Research Library


The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care conducts or collaborates on research related to restorative care for victims of exploitation, most often, within the context of a residential program.  We occasionally publish studies on other types of victimization or care settings, as those studies may inform the work of residential service providers.

Here you will find the reports from our studies, toolkits, or publications where we have served as co-author.  Some publications are free, whereas others are available for purchase.  You are welcome to use this information in support of your own research; however, The Samaritan Women  Institute for Shelter Care should be properly cited.

If you have a study that you would recommend, please email

Compensation Report (2021)

Curriculum Recommendations Report (2021)

Standardizing our Lexicon (2021)

Technology Use Report (2020)

Substance Use Disorders Report (2020)

Sourcing your Shelter Home (2020)

Assessing the Threat (2019)

Compensation Report (2019)

Rapid Referral – Summary of Referrals and Observations (2018)

TOOLKIT: Residential Service Provider’s Guide to working with Law Enforcement Referrals

After FOSTA-SESTA (2018)

National Practices Report (2017)

Shelter Funding Report (2016)