Changes at Street’s Hope
There are thousands of people in Colorado who need YOUR help.
We know that you care about victims of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and, as a supporter of Street’s Hope, we wanted to share some exciting changes with you.
We have talked with countless women in the sex industry, and people fighting for justice alongside us. We have researched how to serve women in ways they need it most and evaluated Street’s Hope’s current program.
The community is calling, and we are answering. Because the need extends the boundaries of our safehouse, we are boldly transitioning to a community-based program.
Criminalized and underserved, sexually exploited adults 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 people 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 any person 18+ who has experienced sexual exploitation. We meet each person on their unique journey, encouraging safety and prevention of further trauma, through an individualized approach to healthy living.