LIFT PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Living In Freedom Together 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 is a first-of-its-kind recovery home for women exiting prostitution and recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) with co-occurring mental health disorders. Our recovery model will focus on holistic, sustainable recovery emphasizing self-care, life skills development, and job training opportunities.
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The LIFT Drop-In Center provides individuals with access to medical and mental health services, including onsite care options and treatment referrals. Additional supplies like clothing, personal care items, condoms, Narcan, and clean kits are available. Dinner is served every Thursday evening.
Education & Outreach
LIFT provides survivor-developed and delivered training programs to law enforcement agencies, medical providers, educational institutions, and hotels. Our trainings help our community better understand the violent realities of the sex trade, the critical need for creating exit ramps out of prostitution, and the importance of targeting the demand for commercial sex.
We work to end systems of prostitution through the implementation of the Equality Model. This model decriminalizes all those who are prostituted, provides support services to help them exit, and makes buying people for sex a criminal offence in order to reduce the demand that drives sex trafficking. Our policy initiatives focus on reducing stigma, promoting the Equality Model, and campaigns to end demand for commercial sex.