Call to Safety believes it is essential to offer non-judgemental services to people who work in the sex trade and the communities in which they live. We support sex workers where they are at and use a harm reduction and empowerment model. We affirm that sex workers themselves are the primary agents of reducing the potential risk of their trade and we seek to empower them to share information and support each other in harm reduction strategies most relevant to their current situations.
We use terms like Sex Work, Sex Trade, Commercial Sex Industry, Prostitution and Survival Sex to mean exchanging sex for need or money. This occurs in many situations, including prostitution, pornography, stripping, escort services, lingerie modeling, massage parlors and any other venue in which sex is exchanged or traded for money or survival needs.
Call to Safety: All of our advocates are trained to support survivors that are or have been sex work. To get in touch with our advocates, you can call the crisis line or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STROLL PDX: A by-sex worker, for-sex worker, sex worker run organization dedicated outreach, education, and harm reduction. For information on sex worker support groups, click here.
Portland Bad Date Line: Created to share and circulate descriptions of harmful people. A bad date is a violent and/or abusive customer in the sex industry. Our hope is that someone would refer to the PBDL as an option to reduce risk for violence, abuse, rape, unwanted pregnancy, and hepatitis/STD and HIV transmission
National Resources for More Information
Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA: Offering a confidential community support line 1.877.776.2004 – option #1
Red Light Legal: Provides direct legal services, legal representation, community education, and policy advocacy to sex workers in all corners of the industry. Utilizing harm-reductionist and anti-oppression methodologies,