Safe Harbour Outreach Project (S.H.O.P)

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St. John’s Women’s Centre
170 Cashin Avenue Extension
St. John’s, NL A1E 3B6

Program Coordinator: 709-771-1077     Office: (709) 753-0220
Community Outreach: 709-771-7171     Fax: (709) 722-3184
WOW (Warn Other Workers) Line (24/7): 1-800-726-2743

Website: http://sjwomenscentre.ca/programs/shop/
Twitter: @sexworkoutreach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHOPoutreach/

Mandate:

S.H.O.P exists to advocate for the human rights of sex workers. They know that there are many different lived experiences in sex work as there are sex workers. They firmly believe that sex workers are experts of their own lives, and everything they do is rooted in that philosophy. S.H.O.P. believes in:

  • The value of sex workers and their self determination
  • The power of harm reduction
  • The pursuit of social justice

Target Population:

S.H.O.P. serves women for whom sex work is an occupation. They also serve women who are in the industry not by choice, who are wishing to exit. S.H.O.P. supports everyone who identifies as a current or former sex worker, regardless of industry sector area–this means that they are there for dancers, street level workers, in and out call workers, web cam workers, phone workers, independent escorts, those who work in massage parlors, and more.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • One-on-one individual support, including home visits and accompaniments to appointments.
  • Distribute safer sex supplies and clean drug use supplies
  • Peer drop-ins
  • Weekly community meals
  • Street outreach
  • Healthcare supports
  • Public education and training
  • Workshops and info sessions
  • System navigation and referrals
  • Advocacy