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Our Mission

To provide safe housing and support for individuals who identify as women, and who are victims of sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking.

In addition to safe housing and support, a primary focus lies in assisting residents to build towards self-reliance, resilience, and overall well-being. The journey to emotional and physical strength includes having resources such as life-skills training and education, available to all who enter. Elora House proudly offers all residents unconditional kindness, protection, and freedom. 

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Our Story

The Elora House story is one of  collaboration;

it is the bedrock of who we are as an organization.

 

We recognize and aim to complement the many organizations and community partners currently doing the hard work to help combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking in our community, and beyond.  

 

It all began when Elora House Founder, Luisa Krause, attended a local conference. She was so moved by what she learned at that time, that she almost immediately began the journey to working towards being able to provide safety for victims. The dreams quickly evolved into goals that included offering safe housing designed to inspire personal transformation and restoration, as well as supporting the victims with unconditional kindness, acceptance, and support, as they work to move beyond their experiences. Today, we all work together to help see the dream of ending Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking. 

OUR TEAM
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FRONTLINE STAFF

Frontline staff support residents with regular visits by registered educators, nurses, mental health workers, occupational therapists and spiritual/faith-based advisors, while offering supportive programming. 

DIRECTORS

Executive Director Luisa Krause and Assistant Director Monique Ekres work together to support Elora House residents through a trauma informed and strengths based approach.

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VOLUNTEERS

We acknowledge and celebrate our team of dedicated volunteers and recognize that much of our success, is due to their ongoing commitment to the residents' success.