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.

Jana’s Place.  A Recovery Home.  Est. 2019

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. 


People that end up in prostitution are the people with the least amount of choices… If people can better understand the process of entry, and the vulnerabilities these women have, it’s much easier to look at the person standing in front of you with compassion and empathy.

– Nicole Bell, CEO
Changing The Story About Prostitution In Worcester
September 10, 2019

Prostitution doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and exit services cannot either. This is a community issue, and must be solved by a comprehensive approach relying on business support.

– Nicole Bell, CEO
Worcester Business Journal
September 30, 2019


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