Living In Freedom Together
Empowering & Elevating survivors
Living In Freedom Together (LIFT) is a survivor-led organization comprised of those who have overcome commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), and professionals sensitive to the needs of this vulnerable and marginalized population. Our mission is to provide resources, advocacy, and support to empower individuals to exit and recover from the impacts of CSE, and to end prostitution.
LIFT was founded in 2014 and incorporated in 2016.
Our programs & SERVICES
— Empower Survivors
Living In Freedom Together (LIFT) provides a unique blend of community programs including direct services, community awareness and education, and advocacy for innovative and productive public policy. In 2019, LIFT opened Jana’s Place – a first-of-its-kind recovery home for individuals exiting prostitution.
— Jana's Place
Jana’s Place is the first-of-its-kind recovery home for women exiting prostitution and recovering from substance abuse disorder (SUD) with co-occurring mental health disorders. Our recovery model focuses on holistic, sustainable recovery – emphasizing self-care, life skills development, and job-training opportunities.
— Drop-In Center
The LIFT Drop-In Center provides individuals with access to medical and mental health services, including onsite care options and treatment referrals. Additionally, the site offers clothing, food, and other direct services.
— CATI Program
LIFT developed a pre-arrainment diversion program in partnership with the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.
— Education & Outreach
LIFT provides survivor-developed training programs for law enforcement agencies, medical providers, educational institutions, hotels, and more.
— Policy Initiatives
LIFT policy initiatives are focused on reducing stigmas, and implementing the Equality Model.