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Website: http://streetlightusa.org/(info)

Address: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Countries served: United States

Phone:
Twitter: @streetlightusa

Type: Religious
Faith-based: Yes
Sex work positive: No

About Streetlight USA

FROM THE STREETLIGHT USA WEBSITE –

Our mission is to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph. StreetLightUSA® implements its mission through a three-tier strategy of Awareness, Prevention, and Direct Care.

Through Awareness our speakers bureau and subject matter experts educate communities on the realities of sex trafficking and exploitation of minors and engage individuals by challenging them to unite with us in changing the path of injustice.

Our Prevention efforts include partnering with universities and subject matter experts to create evidence based programs that become best practices for our residential campus. StreetLightUSA understands the value of evaluation in the development of evidence based programs. When opportunities arise, StreetLightUSA’s President/CEO and members of our staff serve as subject matter for branches of the United States justice system working to protect children from further sexual exploitation.

Direct Care Services, through our residential campus, we provide a healing and safe environment for adolescent girls age 11-17, who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

Our partnership with private corporations, public law makers, law enforcement, human services, and faith-based organizations establishes a collective impact that is interrupting the victimization of adolescent girls by the sex trade and perpetrators posing as individuals who care. We are helping girls find a new way forward so they can become independent, confident and successful young women.

People involved with Streetlight USA

70 Churches have funded Streetlight USA

Sex work focus for Streetlight USA

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Services offered by Streetlight USA

Direct Care:
•24 hour residential care for up to 48 girls 11-17 who have been victims of child sex trafficking and/or sexual exploitation, also included as part of StreetLightUSA’s prevention program are girls whose histories demonstrate risk factors for potentially being drawn into the sex trades.
•A four acre secured facility with six cottages in a homelike, neighborhood setting
•Arrangements for and transportation to medical, legal, behavioral health and educational services
•An on-site staff therapist who meets with girls individually and in groups to prepare a detailed case plan for a healthy spirit, mind and body; educational success and completion; development of life skills and career goals; and assistance with legal matters
•Special focus on dealing with PTSD, Stokholm Syndrome, and long-term effects of abuse and exploitation

Prevention
◦Part of StreetLightUSA’s prevention program includes receiving girls whose histories demonstrate risk factors for potentially being drawn into the sex trades.
◦Networking with state agencies and other organizations to prepare a smooth transition for girls to move into independent living
◦Assistance in promoting state legislation that will strengthen the penalties against perpetrators and increase resources for the victims

Public Awareness
•Monthly training sessions on the issue of child sex trafficking
•Monthly open house for placement agencies
•Interactive social media efforts with thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers
•Regular newsletters to increase public awareness about the issue of sex trafficking
•A speaker’s bureau that visits civic groups, churches, and other organizations to increase public awareness

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