Sanctuary Model®


The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear structured methodology for creating or changing organizational culture. The goal is to teach individuals and organizations necessary skills for creating and sustaining non-violent lives and non-violent systems and to keep believing in the unexplored possibilities of peace and well-be9ng for all humanity.

Our Four Pillars

Trauma Theory

The science of understanding what happens to people who are exposed to overwhelming events.


Growth and Change, Democracy, Non-violence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Open Communication, and Social Responsibility.


Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future


Community meetings, safety plans, SELF-treatment planning conferencing, team meetings, self-care planning, SELF psycho-education are the daily practices for both staff and clients that support an organization’s creation of a trauma-informed culture.