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: Connect with our Direct Service Advocate specialized in supporting sex workers, or call the crisis line any time.
Sex Worker Outreach Project PDX: Dedicated to community through support, education, outreach and activism. Their goal is to end violence and discrimination against sex workers and people who trade sexual services for money or other compensation. Welcomes all sex workers no matter race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or socioeconomic status.
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’s Sex Workers Outreach Coalition: Promotes basic human rights and personal safety for all individuals working in the sex industry. Check out SWOC’s monthly support group and Bad Date Line.
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,