Direct Intervention

GEMS’ goal is to empower sexual exploitation survivors to become self sufficient, healthy, competent, and able to build a strong support system. For many CSEC survivors, healing is a long term process developed through consistent support and an overall commitment to holistic care focused on youth development. It is unrealistic to expect survivors of trauma to be able to negotiate day-to-day independent living without first developing a clear sense of capabilities, autonomy, and readiness.

Short-Term and Crisis Care

Court Advocacy

Alternative to Incarceration
Family Court Advocacy

Transitional and Supportive Housing 

Transitional Independent Living
Imani House

Holistic Case Managemement

Educational Initiatives
Youth Development
Youth Leadership