Sacramento Swop supports the integration of sex workers into the mainstream through conventional and non-conventional techniques. We build bridges between Sex workers and the world to allow the human rights of those workers to be upheld.
Sexual and General Health – Condoms, lube, and help setting up health screening appointments for workers, giving them ideas for communication techniques with health care providers – Drug treatment information and placement services.
Personal Safety while working in the Sex Trade – SacSwop provides panels and classes on spotting predators, high risk clients, condom breakage, street safety, parlor safety, and Internet safety. We have dealt with some of the most difficult problems in the sex trade and can attack problems knowing the intricacies of how the industry works. This equivocates for a decrease in collateral damage.
Sex Worker Interface and Capacity Building Programs – Sacramento Swop specializes in professional interface programs educating law enforcement, medical professions, probation officers, clergy and educators.
Exiting from Sex Work – Here at Sacramento Swop we know how to exit and still live, as some of us have done it. We address the change in lifestyle, self esteem, resume building, re-education while using those skills you have acquired and knowing what services are available, and how to access them. We can give you support in staying safe after exiting and how to deal with past clients. With self esteem and real world transitional support, the control is put back in the hands of the sex worker. They themselves can decide when to stay and when to leave.
Benefits, welfare and debt advice – The gap between demand and supply of services in the sex trade is expansive. Everything from safety training to how to pay your taxes. Sacramento Swop can direct sex workers to professionals that are safe and are willing to guide them through the system.
Lifestyle changes – We provide peer groups to support you during lifestyle changes and assimilation into the real world. Many of us have had success navigating dialogue with family members and others in order to re-enter mainstream society.
Prevention and Harm Reduction – Sacramento Swop is harm reduction based. We advocate for prevention of harm in all areas… ie, drug addiction, STDs, attacks from predators etc.