We help women heal from commercial sexual exploitation.
What is commercial sexual exploitation?
Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) is the use of another person for a commercial sex act. Some women experience commercial sexual exploitation as sex trafficking, when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to make her perform a commercial sex act. Other women experience exploitation without a trafficker. The trauma is all the same.
"Today, I want you to know that because of Amirah, I have the chance to live a life people dream about."
Survivor, Residential Program Participant
In the U.S., there are 9 types of CSE:
ILLICIT MASSAGE, HEALTH, AND BEAUTY BUSINESSES
OUTDOOR SOLICITATION (STREET PROSTITUTION)
RESIDENTIAL SEX TRAFFICKING
BARS, STRIP CLUBS AND CANTINAS
PERSONAL SEXUAL SERVITUDE
REMOTE INTERACTIVE SEXUAL ACTS (CYBER-TRAFFICKING)
"The model that Amirah follows, of showing unconditional love, means that if someone truly wants to learn to love themselves it will happen. I have a lot of work to do in that area, I still have many insecurities and I doubt myself often, but I have begun the work. Amirah shows patience and care in a way that no other place I've experienced has. I felt respected as soon as I arrived. This environment has made all the difference in showing me that I always deserve to be treated this way by myself and others."
Amirah Residential Program Graduate