What We Do

GEMS provides a spectrum of continuous and comprehensive services to address the needs of commercially and sexually exploited girls and young women. Commercial sexual exploitation is intrinsically linked to racism, poverty, gender-based violence, and the criminalization of youth. All these factors are an integral part of any discussion, advocacy work or direct service programming that involves sexual exploitation. All of GEMS programs are based on our philosophy and values that each girl and young woman is deserving, and needs support and services to treat the trauma and violence she has experienced. GEMS believes in a multi-faceted, holistic approach to the issue of sexual exploitation.

Make a Referral

To refer someone to a GEMS program, please fill out the referral form here.

Please note that a referral should only be made if the individual is aware of referral and if she has reviewed the specific services that GEMS provides. You will be notified if referral is accepted or not. Our Program Director will contact you regarding next steps and initial appointments

Prevention and Outreach


Youth Development

Educational Initiatives

Transitional and Supportive Housing


Court Advocacy

Alternative to Incarceration Program

Family Court Program