Criminalized and underserved, sexually exploited women who have been trafficked into the sex industry or trade sex on the street are often the subject of community scorn and stigma. While the general public views children as the primary victims of sex trafficking, national and international research does not support this presumption. In actuality, adults comprise 75% of sex trafficking victims. The average age of entry into the sex industry is 19. (Polaris Project, 2017)
Sexually exploited women have complex needs that intersect and often make recovery a challenge. Mental health issues, addiction, trauma, abuse, legal issues, financial hardship, homelessness, and poverty make living every day a challenge. These issues demand an experienced, innovative approach to providing services.
We provide a continuum of survivor-informed, evidence-based services designed to impact adult women who have experienced sexual exploitation. We meet each woman on her unique journey, encouraging safety and prevention of further trauma, through an individualized approach to healthy living.