SWOP Sacramento works with anyone who identifies as a sex worker. SWOPSac provides outreach to massage parlours, street workers, those in institutions and those in hospitals. We work closely with media, and governmental agencies by engaging in educational dialogue about our industry, while striving for the humanisation of sex workers.
SWOP Sacramento is an organisation founded by sex workers, for sex workers. SWOPSac facilitate the acquisition of funding for counselling for those who have suffered violence and trauma. We engage community in order to better the lives of sex workers who are in the area, striving to evoke change through activism and education.
Sex workers in the Northern California area are faced with discriminatory health care practices, lack of protection under the law, and diminished ability to establish community and safety networks as others do. Sex workers who do report violence are often not taken serously and to date the emphasis by law enforcement has been arresting the workers rather than implementing a harm reduction model. Discriminatory laws allow for the targeting of Latino males and other immigrants who are clients, as well as the dismissing of violence against our transgender and gay sex workers.
SWOP Sacramento is available for speaking engagements including trafficking conferences and educational settings. We screen the award winning sex worker documentary American Courtesans (www.americancourtesans.com), along with q/a sessions with those in it. SWOP Sac facilitates CEU training for therapists, law enforcement, social workers, educators and other professionals.