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.
Alternative to Incarceration
Family Court Advocacy
Transitional Independent Living