Sanar is committed to creating holistic access to trauma-conscious and person-centered care to support individuals and communities healing from the traumatic events of interpersonal violence. At Sanar, we believe healing is a human right.

Healing is a Human Right 

Sanar works globally to address the impacts of traumatic events with a specific focus on all forms of human trafficking and interpersonal violence through both direct service provision and capacity strengthening initiatives.

Through our Wellness Center in Newark, NJ, Sanar provides trauma-specific therapeutic healing services at no cost to survivors of sex trafficking, labor trafficking, sexual violence, domestic and family violence, image-based abuse, and other types of interpersonal violence. We specialize in services for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and Immigrant Communities. 

Sanar has worked throughout the United States, East Asia, Latin America, and West Africa as a leader in the provision of customized training and technical assistance.

Sanar prioritizes trauma-informed and person- centered approaches for organizations and institutions working with individuals, families, and communities that have experienced or are vulnerable to interpersonal violence.

Our Mission

The Sanar Institute provides trauma-specific services and support to individuals and communities impacted by interpersonal violence and complex trauma.

Our Vision

All individuals and communities have access to therapeutic wellness services that foster resilience, inspire hope and support each person in building their own definition of success.

Our Values

The Sanar Institute utilizes our core values to guide all of our work with individuals, partners, and communities.

These values are more than just a list of characteristics, they are the foundation of the organizational culture. 

Honor Individuals

At Sanar, YOU matter. We respect, honor, and celebrate diversity, both within Sanar, and in the communities it serves. Sanar believes that each individual can participate in their own self-actualization and contribute to social change, when we honor and recognize their unique strengths, journey and aspirations.

Creative Intention

Growing to new heights first requires growth within oneself. We prioritize transformation both within oneself and in the wellness-based services Sanar offers in local and international communities. Sanar works to support each individual on their unique life journey.

Integrity and Respect

A strong foundation leads to a lasting foundation. Sanar is firmly grounded, approaching all work, and anyone with whom we collaborate, with the utmost respect. We hold the organization to the highest ethical standards that are informed by Sanar’s wellness-based mission and vision.

Justice and Equality

Inspired action creates real change. Sanar is firmly oriented in social justice and equality, acknowledging the impact of systemic oppression in our society today. We strive to provide critical wellness support for individuals and communities that have been impacted by oppression while working towards equal access to opportunities and resources within society at large.