A community of sex trafficking survivors...

who are so much more than their trauma


Call or text 202-735-1252

Located in Washington, D.C. area (confidential location)

Email drbeth@restoringivycollective.org

Instagram @restoring_ivy_collective

Dr. Beth and the Origin of the RIC

From sexual assault and trauma, to sex trafficking and addiction, to pregnancy, and ultimately finding a way back to myself. We are more than just our trauma and together, we can stand strong.

Need emergency shelter, a group, or drop-in center?

Text 202-735-1252 for information.

Please note: Only survivors will be provided with confidential location information of the center.

Get involved

Email us at drbeth@restoringivycollective.org for information on volunteering and donations.

Outreach and support

If you are interested in hosting a trauma informed yoga group at your safe house or outpatient program, please email us for more information.

Research and public awareness

Trauma Informed Yoga with Trafficking Survivors (Anxiety and Depression Association of America


Trauma informed yoga for sex trafficking survivors, group held summer-fall 2021

Bowman, M.E. & Dunn, B. (in process). Empowerment or Exploitation? Ethical engagement of survivor leaders in anti-trafficking organizations. In review, Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Collaboration with Safe House Project.

Bowman, M. E. (2022). Vulnerable populations and sex trafficking: An overview of challenges. Chapter in book: Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 3rd ed.