New Paths

Specialized services and advocacy for youth who have experienced sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

New Paths provides specialized services to young people who have experienced sexual exploitation and trafficking and informs community awareness and response to this pervasive issue. Our approach uses the perspectives of harm reduction, positive youth development and trauma-informed care.

The challenges that our youth face increase the risks of becoming involved in commercial sexual exploitation – homelessness, poverty, family dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse, other trauma and a lack of social support. Within this vulnerable population there are personal characteristics that may make a young person even more susceptible to sex trafficking, namely identifying as LGTBQ+ and being a person of color.

New Paths offers youth advocacy, which includes accompanying a youth to medical exams, law enforcement interviews, court appearances or other tasks that require support; crisis counseling and ongoing therapy; street outreach, which identifies and screens exploited youth who live on the street and offers them basic needs and ongoing resources through our Drop-In Center; and case management which connects youth with housing, employment or educational resources. All services aim to provide a comprehensive team to support young people to increase their safety and stability and to reduce their risk of sexual exploitation.

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New Paths provides specialized services to young people who have experienced sexual exploitation and trafficking and informs community awareness and response to this pervasive issue. Our approach uses the perspectives of harm reduction, positive youth development and trauma-informed care.

The challenges that our youth face increase the risks of becoming involved in commercial sexual exploitation – homelessness, poverty, family dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse, other trauma and a lack of social support. Within this vulnerable population there are personal characteristics that may make a young person even more susceptible to sex trafficking, namely identifying as LGTBQ+ and being a person of color.

New Paths offers youth advocacy, which includes accompanying a youth to medical exams, law enforcement interviews, court appearances or other tasks that require support; crisis counseling and ongoing therapy; street outreach, which identifies and screens exploited youth who live on the street and offers them basic needs and ongoing resources through our Drop-In Center; and case management which connects youth with housing, employment or educational resources. All services aim to provide a comprehensive team to support young people to increase their safety and stability and to reduce their risk of sexual exploitation.