The restoration of people’s self agency and ownership of their skills and labor. We provide direct services that will change their lives for the long haul. We don’t normalize violence and harm in any form and seek to directly address ways to overcome harm done to women and girls of all backgrounds. Our key strategy is Quality vs. Quantity.
Consequently, we’ve identified that black and brown women and girls are much more likely to be victims of domestic violence and sexual violence at the hands of abusive partners, family and community members. We recognize trans women as women , we know first hand that these women are victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, exploitation and discrimination and chose to simply address them as women.
Indeed, we recognize that gay men and boys, too are vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and could benefit greatly from our services as we look to create safe and affirming spaces for men and boys in our long term vision.
It is within the sex trade that women and girls are abused mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in large numbers and escalate into substance misuse, jails, prisons, and death.