Our experience in the industry has taught us that one of the best ways to ensure that sex workers are able to work in ways that preserve their safety and well being is access to financial resources during difficult times in their lives and careers. In such a diverse industry anything from economic slow downs, the shut down of advertising platforms, burn out, illness, injury, homelessness, wrongful arrest and incarceration, unstable or abusive working conditions, domestic violence, discrimination and a myriad of other factors can often negatively and drastically effect sex workers' ability to do their job in the ways that are best for them. Such circumstances are often exacerbated by other marginalizing factors such as race, gender, class, parenthood and chronic illness. Often, people in our community have to resort to individual fundraisers such as gofundme to cover expenses such as unexpected medical bills, to develop new skills to aid in diversifying their incomes, and in the wake of violent events that render them unable to work. To try and help cover some of these expenses before they spiral out of control we have started an emergency fund to support vulnerable people in the sex industry and give our community somewhere to turn when they are facing hardships. We are currently able to assist individuals with sliding scale amounts of $50-$200 depending on the specific situation, availability of funds and volume of requests. For workers with larger needs we are happy to promote individual crowdfunds and donation information on our social media to give them a boost!
To inquire about receiving emergency assistance or promoting a fundraiser get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Before contacting us or referring anyone to us please look over our Guidelines for Fund Requests!