The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care aspires to be an agent of quality research about restorative care for victims of trauma.  In short, addressing the question, “How can we best care for those who have suffered, and walk with them on a pathway to healing, health, and hope? 

Most of our research will focus on how victims of exploitation/ prostitute/ trafficking can best be served within the context of a residential service program.  Occasionally, we will facilitate studies on other types of victimization or care settings, as those studies may inform the work of residential service providers.

Here you will find a library of the studies we have hosted or supported.  Some publications are free, whereas others are available for purchase.

If you have a report that you would recommend be included in this collection, please email the manuscript to