While she looks like she is choosing prostitution, she was trafficked as a child. Her experiences can be traced back to her childhood, where she survived sexual trauma, homelessness, and foster care.
She suffers from PTSD and complex trauma. She learned to cope using drugs and alcohol, and now she’s addicted. She has been incarcerated multiple times, and each time she’s released she is met by her dope man or her pimp.
She doesn’t want to live this way, but she doesn’t know where to turn. She doesn’t believe life can look different. Even if she did, she doesn’t believe she is worthy of a new and better life.
The stigma of being a sex worker makes her hesitant to look for resources. So does her addiction. She is frustrated. She wants to be seen, loved, and accepted. But she believes she will live and die in the life.She doesn’t have to live this way.
Grit Into Grace opens its doors to every woman with these or similar experiences.
We are survivor-led and survivor-centered, so we understand trauma and how to navigate others with similar lived experiences.
Our programs take place in home environments that provide refuge and rest to women survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking in Indianapolis, Indiana. No woman will be turned away because she engages in sex work or because she is addicted. Some of our staff are survivors of sex work and sex trafficking, so we understand trauma and how to navigate others with similar lived experiences.
She will be fed, clothed, and provided access to resources through case management and advocacy. She will have someone to walk with on her recovery journey. She will be able to attend programming and classes specific to her experiences. She will find healthy community—a place to belong. She will also be surrounded by the love of Jesus, even if she doesn’t know it.
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