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Case Management and Community Therapy

Youths and adults who identify as having experienced Sex Trafficking either in the present or past, or who are at risk for becoming exploited, are eligible for services through the Sex Trafficking Response & Awareness Program of Washington (STRAPWA). These services are provided free of charge, and include strengths-based case management, empowerment-based advocacy, and community therapy. The CSE (commercial sexual exploitation) Case Managers will provide unconditional support as well as resources and referrals for medical, legal, therapeutic and social services across Pierce County. The Community Therapist will provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and coping skills development within their own communities (whether in-home, a local park, coffee shop, or diner) to individuals who have experienced sex trafficking.

The Case Managers and Community Therapist will provide unconditional, non-judgmental support and belief to any individual who accesses services through STRAPWA. These services can be accessed by clients at their time of choosing or by referral and can be refused by the client at any point in time. We believe all youths and adults have the right to self-determination when it comes to choosing their path of healing and service provision when possible.

The goal of STRAPWA is to enhance client services by actively connecting individuals who have experienced CSE with supportive systems in the community that can assist them by increasing safety and promoting self-sufficiency.

Drop-In Center

The STRAPWA program offers a Drop-In Center specially designed to provide a safe, free and confidential space for youth and adult clients to access support, case management, and additional personal care services. During the hours of 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays and Fridays by urgent appointment, at-risk youth or currently exploited clients can walk-in, be dropped off and/or transported by a Case Manager (depending on availability) to the Drop-In Center to access showers and hygiene products, a change of clothes, light snacks and refreshments, as well as access to a study area equipped with computers and phones for professional/academic research.

The Drop-In Center is available to clients 18 years and older who stop by during the business hours listed above. Clients under 18 years of age can access Drop-In Center supplies during these hours, but must have STRAPWA staff available for supervision for continued use of the Center. To ensure a case manager is available for support, please call or email our STRAPWA hotline at 253–444–5351 or casemanager@strapwa.org.

If you would like to make a referral to the STRAPWA Case Management program, please select the following that best describes your relationship to the client:

If you would like to make a referral to the STRAPWA Community Therapist, please select the following: