Empowers youth, families and communities through education. Sensitive, age-appropriate
programs are offered for students at the secondary and undergraduate levels,
for adults, and for community groups. This program explains the dangers
of running away, the role of drugs in sexual exploitation, the profile
of chronic run-away behavior, and how to prevent abduction. Crisis counseling/referral
services are provided on a case-by-case basis.
In today's world prevention and education go hand in hand.
There is no better way to safeguard our children than to equip them
with the knowledge and safety strategies necessary to protect them
in times of jeopardy and peril.
Outreach / Streetwork
The Paul & Lisa staff establish rapport with sexually exploited street
children, youth and young adults, many of whom have been failed repeatedly
by "mainstream" support services. Outreach staff work toward building
a trust relationship with these exploited children and young adults, while
helping them to understand that opportunities for rehabilitation do exist and
that they have the potential to redirect their lives. Follow-up services include
safe home arrangements, health care, and assistance in returning home when