In the fight against commercial sexual exploitation, cooperation and community is a must. Each of our partners has championed our work and desires our continued growth—and we do the same for them.
City of Seattle Adult Survivor’s Collaborative (ASC)
The Adult Survivor Collaborative (ASC) was developed in January 2016 as a contracted effort of the City of Seattle enhance services specifically for adult survivors of sexual exploitation, a historically underserved group. We partner with three other organizations in the ASC, which includes YWCA Seattle, Organization for Prostitution Survivors, and Aurora Commons. Together we collaborate to provide a full continuum of care, fill gaps in services and provide advocacy for mutual clients.
Coordinated Effort Against Sexual Exploitation (CEASE)
CEASE is led and facilitated by the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and was founded to develop a coordinated response to the local problem of sex trafficking. REST has been a member of CEASE since 2014, which includes a diverse group of Seattle-based victim service providers, law enforcement, and Seattle City Attorney’s Office.
National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA)
REST helped create and launch, and now supports, the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, a nationwide community of service providers for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that work together to improve competency, increase credibility, and become a collective voice for change.
Organization for Prostitution survivors (OPS)
OPS provides accompaniment to survivors of prostitution, co-creating and sustaining efforts to heal from and end this practice of gender-based violence. OPS provides survivor-led services, case management, drop-in, and crisis response.
Seattle Against Slavery
Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) mobilizes our community in the fight against labor and sex trafficking through education, advocacy, and collaboration with local and national partners. REST partners with SAS to utilize and expand digital outreach to potential victims of sex trafficking.
Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST)
BEST strives to create a world in which no one is trafficked. They work to align and equip leaders to use the power of business to prevent human trafficking. REST partners with BEST to increase job training and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking through the Safe Jobs Collaborative.