Programs & Services
Newsletters to Incarcerated Sex Workers and Survivors
Our newsletter is now electronically mailed to incarcerated community members imprisoned for drug and prostitution related charges. Topics include current events, mental health and wellness, radical book excerpts, biographies of historical sex workers and other subjects of empowerment and wellbeing.
Community Support Line
The community support line (CSL) is a centralized toll-free hotline that can be accessed by anyone in North America for assistance with safety planning, networking and accessing resources. We receive more than 200 calls a week seeking assistance with a wide variety of issues from crisis support around and assault or an arrest, to sex positive resources for medical and mental health resources to housing and transportation requests.
Six months prior to release, our incarcerated members receive the "Focus on the Future" re-entry guide and handbook. Upon release and on request, members are provided a smartphone with 90 days worth of service, full size hygiene items, and assistance with procuring identification documents, as well as setting up critical accounts for receiving public and private resources. We regularly refer incarcerated survivors of violence to legal council to assist with vacating criminal records.
Mentor By Mail
Mail to Incarcerated Sex Workers is a Harm Reduction Strategy, especially people who have traded sex and queer and transgender folks! Mail Call often happens in public spaces in the prison. When someone hears their name called by a prison guard during Mail Call, it is a reminder that people on the outside care about that person. It is also a message to the guards and other incarcerated people that this person has support and is not forgotten. Learn More about being a Mentor By Electronic Mail and sign up to participate!
Holiday Greetings to Incarcerated folks happens 4 times a year and is a quick and easy way to send supportive messages of support on a one time only basis with no need for follow up. We have Incarcerated Pen Pals in 35 of 50 States and they would love to hear from you! You can elect to send 10, 25 or 50 Holiday Greetings and really light up a Holiday for our incarcerated members. Live or travel Internationally? Our incarcerated members LOVE to get postcards from abroad and you don't have to wait around for a response! Learn more and sign up here!
You can send books to incarcerated Sex Workers and Survivors from their custom created Amazon Wishlist! It's a great way to easily and quickly provide support and encouragement to people who are experiencing the repercussions of criminalization! Our wishlists are updated monthly and be sure that you include a gift receipt so your gift isn't turned away by the facility!