Conduct outreach and provide direct services to women and girls to help them transition out of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Nearly all victims served by Awaken have had a history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.
The staff and volunteers at Awaken help program participants with long-term and emergency needs including basic outreach, mentorship services, counseling, transitional housing, transportation, financial aid for college, legal and medical assistance, drop-in center, and much more.
Opened in January 2016 with the support from caring community partners, located in a hot spot for trafficking, prostitution and CSE in Reno. Prevention: Education efforts targeting the most vulnerable population – disadvantaged youth –through presentations at school assemblies, classroom-based curriculum, and talks with youth groups about the realities of human trafficking and how to prevent it from happening to them or their loved ones. City Transformation:
In order to effectively advocate for social change, our community must be involved. Through our lobbying and outreach efforts, Awaken is reaching a diverse cross-section of Nevadans from grassroots supporters to policymakers. We aim to educate and empower individuals with the information and resources they need to combat sex trafficking and CSE. awakenreno.org • Facebook • Donate to Awaken