This year we celebrate 15 years of work with and for sexually exploited women to confront male demand for paid sex.
We are proud of the work we have done towards the abolition of prostitution in partnership and solidarity with our allies in Vancouver; and of the leadership provided to our organization by our Executive Directors Michelle Miller (2005-2015), Mary-Lee Bouma (2015-2018), Adria Pritchard Doll (2015-2020), and Paige Letendre (2018-2020). This work is unfinished and of great importance.
We are committed to our posture as a women-led feminist and faith-based organization and to our mandate to resist exploitation and embrace dignity with respect to patriarchy, pornography and prostitution.
Our volunteer leadership board has been in prayer and discernment for much of this year. We have made the decision to pause operations July 3, 2020 and to devote ourselves to learning and capacity building for a period of 6-12 months. Our intention is to strengthen our organizational structure for greater financial sustainability and to equip ourselves to better mobilize our community in service of sexually exploited women on our return. This is not a permanent closure.