Held several unofficial, often impromptu meetings throughout the year.
Offered our input via our responses to an Amnesty International-distributed questionnaire about experiences of sex workers. This questionnaire was part of an attempt by Amnesty International to listen to sex workers themselves before making an official decision regarding their position on the decriminalization of sex work.
Updated and reorganized general info related to the safety of sex workers.
Maintained various info and resources about safety issues specific to NOLA and the places local sex workers work, made that info available to verified sex workers. Facilitated exchange of safety info among local sex workers.
Overdose prevention (can’t get too specific with this, but look up “opioid overdose prevention”): distributed supplies and instructions
Helped local sex workers (at their request) transition from criminalized to non-criminalized form of sex work
Social support of local sex workers
Public outreach through flyering, social media, etc.
Recruitment of local sex workers through word-of-mouth
Educated local sex workers about lesser-known aspects of Louisiana law as it relates to sex workers.
Assisted local sex worker in choosing and enrolling in inpatient rehab program.
Directed local current and former sex workers seeking help we don’t/can’t provide to other organizations or programs that could provide the help they needed.