The Sanctuary Model originated in the Philadelphia area in the early 1980s led by Dr. Sandra Bloom.

Today, after over twenty years of adaptation the Sanctuary Model is being used across a wide range of settings, including: residential treatment, juvenile justice, drug and alcohol treatment, school and community-based programs, partial hospitals, domestic violence and homeless shelters. 

To learn more about the model and its connection to trauma theory visit www.thesanctuaryinstitute.org.