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Welcome to Off the Street Program, Inc. Helping Women Recover From Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Sexual Abuse

What is Off the Street Program Inc.'s Purpose?

Off The Streets Program works to build positive relations with drug addicts, alcoholics and sexually abused women on the streets through active listening, consistent outreach and unconditional support. Often times, when a woman leaves the negative life style, she’s lucky if she can leave with the clothes on her back.Off The Streets Program helps women with addiction, who are being released from incarceration or living on the street, to overcome their addictions, to develop marketable skills, to reunite with families and to become productive citizens.

How Long Has Off the Streets Program, Inc. Been Helping Women in Need?

The Off the Street, Inc Transtitional House opened in September 2007 and serves as a home for a maximum of eight (8) women

Does Off the Streets Program, Inc. Have a Hotline for Women in Need?

Off The Streets Program 24-hour hotline provides counseling and referrals to anyone in or affected by prostitution. All of our services provide comprehensive, unconditional support, utilizing harm reduction models to assist youth and adults on the street to identify the skills they need or already have to make healthier life choices for themselves.

What Does Off the Streets, Inc. Offer Residents for Recovery?

The women of Off The Streets Program participate in a strong recovery program focusing on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and/or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), spiritual direction, in-depth support through recovery process, educational lectures, tapes and films on understanding addictions and counseling services (group and individual). The women receive limited public benefits, jobs skills training, computer skill and mentoring to assist with adjusting to a changed life style.


Off the Street Program, Inc.'s Impact Our numbers are constantly growing!

Number of Women Served
Women Whom Requested an Extension
Number of Women Whom Went on to Find Jobs
OTSP 24-Hour Hotline Total Calls for Assistance

Donation Packages We are looking for dedicated, empathetic volunteers to support the goals and mission of Off the Streets Program, Inc. in a myriad of ways. These include, but are not limited to outreach to the community, serving on our board, and through fundraising efforts. Volunteers are integral to the work of Off the Streets Program, Inc. We’re looking forward to working together!


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Small Business

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  • Non-Perishable Food Items

Corporate Sponsor

  • Additions to the House
  • Upgraded Bedding Options for Residents

Our Founder

Gastonia, NC resident Shaaron Funderburk has been selected as one of the 2014 Women of Worth honorees by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding work with Off the Streets Program (OTSP). Shaaron founded this nonprofit following her recovery from drug addiction as a way to provide a safe place and support for other women recovering from addiction and homelessness. Shaaron is one of 10 women from across the country to receive the prestigious Women of Worth award this year in acknowledgment of her charitable efforts and perseverance in making a difference in the community.

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Transitional Housing

In an effort to promote your transition to self-sufficiency, life-skills classes are a mandatory part of our transitional housing and include money management/finance, job readiness, retention and advancement training skills, and drug classes. Residents are eligible to stay in transitional housing for up to 12-months.

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Sex Trafficking Statistics

Trafficking Involves Sexual Exploitation
Trafficked Over International Borders Are Female
Of the Last Statistic Are Merely Children.
Jump Of Human Trafficking 2016-2017 in U.S

Latest From Off the Street Program, Inc. All the Updates From the House

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photo blog Reid Creager NOV. 08 2014

Off the Street Program Wins

Gastonia’s Shaaron Funderburk estimates she’s helped rehabilitate more than 750 female addicts in the past 11 years through her nonprofit Off the Streets program, with an 88 percent success rate. Her program provides transitional housing, counseling and helps women navigate detox. She helps them learn life and relationship skills and build the self-esteem they need to enter or re-enter the workforce.

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photo blog Alanna Vagianos NOV. 03 2014

Good Lessons to Learn

While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal-opportunity disease, women are affected differently than men. Generally speaking, women progress faster in addiction than men, face different barriers to getting help, and recover differently. Shaaron Funderburk, who survived drug addiction, homelessness and prostitution to found her Off The Streets program, which provides safe spaces for women battling these circumstances.

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photo blog Sunhee Grinnell DEC. 04 2014

L'Oréal Paris Gives Back Big

Every year, L’Oréal Paris’s Women of Worth program honors extraordinary and selfless women of all ages who follow their hearts to make significant changes in their communities. Shaaron Funderburk of Gastonia, N.C., opened a home for recovering addicts and runs support programs that help build the self-esteem of the women she supports so that they can rebuild their lives.

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