Safe haven for sex workers forced to close


After months of restructuring and trying to find solution, Peers has announced they will have to cut programs due to funding shortfalls.

A drop-in centre that provided a safe, non-judgmental place for Victoria sex workers for almost two decades has closed. PEERS, the non-profit society that ran the centre, has also cut its Elements pre-employment program. These are the latest casualties in a series of cuts due to a complicated restructuring of funding that began about six years ago with a shift from federal to provincial jurisdiction, said PEERS executive director Marion Little.

Read the article: Safe haven for sex workers forced to close as outreach society PEERS sees funding cut

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Sarah Petrescu

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