Phoenix 1st Step: A Pop-Up Drop in Center for Persons in Prostitution

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Kristen Bracy, Laura Massengale & Melissa Brockie | September 10 | 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM | Room Ingman

This presentation will describe the development and implementation of a one-day pop-up drop in center for persons with histories of or current involvement in prostitution. Twenty-three organizations and over a hundred people volunteers their services and thousands of dollars of donations were received to support the project held two weeks before Super Bowl 2015. A marketing strategy was developed and implement throughout the community. Thirty-four clients attended the event including 12 youth under the age of 18. Lessons learned and future program plans will be discussed along with an outline of how to implement the event in other communities.

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