History of the SA Foundation

The SA vision began in 1984 when the SA founder received her commission to begin the development of the SA servant leadership model and to start up the pilot phase of the SA program, that was designed specifically to meet the unique long-term (3 to 7 years) recovery needs of sexually exploited youth, women and their children. This pilot program soon grew, and over eleven years expanded into:

  • 3 front-line houses
  • A day program offering training in abuse and drug/alcohol recovery, and life skills development
  • Related business initiatives
  • Pre-employment training
  • A babysitting service, and
  • Transitional and Long-term Affordable Housing


The SA founder and team, considering the next step of growth, founded the SA Foundation (Servants Anonymous) Canada in Calgary, AB in 1995.

In the year 1998, the SA Foundation began to be increasingly approached by individuals in other communities that wished to implement this recovery model in their own cities. In response to this need the Foundation modified its purpose in the year 2000 and started its World Services Division in which the SA Founder and team undertook the writing of the SA program model into training documents and set about screening and training charitable organizations.

In the year 2010, the SA Foundation started its own recovery program in Vancouver, BC Canada with a dual mandate of providing recovery programs to sexually exploited and trafficked young women in Vancouver and to host the SA World Services Division’s internship centre for national and international leadership training.

Today, the SA Foundation continues to disseminate its program model worldwide. For updates on where we work, view the link on this website.