MissionMISSSEY envisions a world without commercial sexual exploitation. To that end, we exist to provide services to commercially sexually exploited (CSE) victims and work for systemic change on behalf of the youth we serve.
Because CSEC are victims of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse as well as sexual abuse, and need protection regardless of their ability to cooperate, we want to spark a national movement that recognizes the issue of CSEC, which will require law enforcement, the juvenile justice system, and social services to respond to CSEC as victims instead of criminals.
What We DoOur programs are trauma-informed: services are rooted in the understanding of the vulnerabilities and triggers of victims and survivors. Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment for those we serve, and to lift up these youth so that they can have successful, independent futures.
Our service model is not only trauma-informed, but survivor-centered and youth-focused. We recognize the crucial voices of survivors in facilitating healing in victims of commercial sexual exploitation and the value of young people empowering other young people. Our work with youth is a partnership, helping them transition from victim to survivor to leader, encouraging their long-term stability and success in whatever path they choose.