When you are in the business of caring for others who have been traumatized, placing clients in the hands of those who have an intimate knowledge of what this can mean to a person, is invaluable. I rely on and trust the work of Simone Bell and Cynthia Bland of Voice Found. They are the true definition of an effective referral.
– Tara Leach, Nurse practitioner, SAPACP, Ottawa Hospital
Filling the Gaps
We are here to work with you to provide wrap around, comprehensive care for victims of sex trafficking and those wishing to exit the sex trade. We compliment what you are providing and fill the gaps in care.
What does this look like?
Each case is unique and we offer a variety of services. It starts with a conversation and mutual understanding of client needs. If this is an emergency situation, we will ensure safety of client first and foremost.
One of the key success factors of our work with clients is that we are a survivor-led organization and can provide peer support. If you have a client in need of support, we can arrange this support in person (Ottawa area for now) or via Skype.
You don’t know what you don’t know
It’s quite possible that you are not aware of the scope or need for services. As we strive to build a comprehensive and effective network, we invite you to consider taking training to identify red flags and understand the mindset of victims. You will most likely realize that you have served or are serving someone who is being exploited. And if not, you will be equipped to recognize and react appropriately when you suspect someone is, if they disclose to you or express a desire to leave sex work.
Education is key to recognizing and responding appropriately to suspicions of sexual exploitation.
We have a number of courses available and are happy to work with you to customize something to meet your needs.
Introductory Human Trafficking 101 training (1/2 day, full day)
“What I Need” – Understanding the Victim Mindset
Health frontline workers training specifically with addictions/sexual assault and red flags
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children