Safe Housing for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking

The Safer Spaces program provides emergency transitional housing for young-adult survivors of sexual exploitation or human trafficking who are trying to exit the sex trade. Participants staying in the safer spaces home are offered wrap-around supports to build life stability and take steps towards regaining their personal autonomy.

Participants of Safer Spaces are offered a safer space to stay for 6 to 12 months, with next-step housing supports.

Supports like Safer Spaces, that are trauma-informed and made for sex workers caught in exploitative and dangerous situations, are important because emergency shelters or domestic violence services may feel unsafe or not understanding of the sex trade.

Supports We Offer Participants:

  • Emergency housing in an undisclosed secure location
  • A private bedroom
  • A shared living space and bathroom between participants
  • Safety planning and protocols
  • Food and basic need items
  • Support staff on site 24/7
  • Wraparound case management
  • One-on-One peer support
  • Onsite programming that ranges from skill building to fun activities

Eligibility Requirements

  • Young people ages 18 to 29
  • People who have experienced sexual exploitation or human trafficking
  • Are exiting or identify as no longer engaged in the sex trade

How to Get Support

People can self-refer or be referred by a service provider. Please download the PDF below and email the completed form to: