The Salvation Army British Columbia Division


Business Number: 107951618RR0452

Deborah's Gate (Vancouver)

Deborah's Gate is a national, specialized program of care serving international and domestic women age 18 and up who have been trafficked into situations of sexual and/or labor exploitation, and are in need of protective and restorative housing and healing.  Deborah's Gate is located in a confidential and secure location providing maximum security measures for those facing high level safety risks.  Since inception, over 130 survivors of human trafficking have accessed rehabilitation and healing through Deborah's Gate.  The program is named after Deborah, the first female Hebrew judge in 1100 BC, who in a time of great oppression and violence again women and children, led the Hebrew people into a season of victory and peace.  The word "Gate" represents safety and passage into a new place, which our program aims to provide for victims of human trafficking. The impacts of trafficking on human life are devastating, but Deborah's Gate aims to change the script of the story.