Bridge renews partnership in Support to End Exploitation Now coalition

Homeless youth are among the most vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.

SEEN is an important, ground-breaking effort to better help young people heal from the effects of trauma and abuse of being forced into commercial sex work. A federally funded study in 2014, which Bridge led in Boston, indicated that over 40% of the youth surveyed had traded sex for money, food, or a place to stay.

Bridge is the primary SEEN coalition member which serves homeless and runaway youth.

Part of this coalition, Bridge builds relationships and connections with court representatives, the FBI, state and local police, district attorney offices, child welfare, and others in a combined effort to combat and reduce sex trafficking. We also work to ensure that young victims are not exploited again by the system if they seek help or if they come to the attention of law enforcement.

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2018 National RHY Grantees Training: Bridge Over Troubled Waters attends

2018 National RHY Grantees Training: Bridge Over Troubled Waters attends

Hosted by the Administration for Children & Families, this conference convened key stakeholders to learn about emerging best practices in providing effective services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

Executive Director Elisabeth Jackson, and Director of Programs Peter Ducharme attended the 2018 conference in Austin, Texas. Bridge had successfully submitted a poster, which highlighted our innovative approach to case management, and Elisabeth Jackson spoke on a panel.

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