We do direct outreach to indoor and street-based cis and trans-female and male sex workers doing harm reduction, peer support, and education. We also work with allies and educate organizations and service providers on best practices when working with people in the sex trade.
We have an executive board of 5-7 people, all with current or former sex work experience. Our general membership fluctuates between 15-20 people, with at least half who have sex work experience.
Criminalization- sex workers in our city are often subject to arrest, as well as oppressive anti- trafficking laws that seek to "rescue" them using law enforcement and social services.
Stigma- the negative perception of sex work by the US public, as well as strong anti- trafficking
campaigns cause sex workers in our area to be portrayed as dirty, criminals, or victims in need of rescue.
Education- we present at colleges and social service organizations on "Sex Work 101" basics.
PROS Network- resource guide of providers that serve sex workers in our area.
Advocacy- trainings on safety, money management, and legal rights for sex workers.