CURRENT AND FUTURE SERVICES
SEX WORKERS SUPPORT AND SERVICES
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ANSWERS is continuously working to support sex workers in Alberta in various areas. You'll find below descriptions of services we are currently offering. To sign up for any of these services, please fill up this form.
Subsidized counseling services, including art therapy from vetted professionals who understand the industry. Sex workers can have up to 5 session vouchers, covering up to 100% of costs.
Financial aid via Visa, grocery, or restaurant gift cards to help sex workers cover some of their daily expenses, in denominations of $25, $50, or $100.
Up to $500 coverage per sex worker per year for treatments related to physical and mental health (including medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, acupuncture, massage therapy, dental and optical costs, prosthetics, etc.)
Subsidized accounting services from vetted professionals who understand the industry. For taxes, sex workers can file back up to 5 years, and service costs are covered up to 75%.
Monthly two-hour online open Art Studio group sessions to help build community connections and improve mental wellness along with a supportive network. No artistic experience needed! Supplies provided while quantities last.
Access during the day and evening to a respite space on Whyte avenue, in Edmonton, with a computer, printer/scanner, a place to rest, a library, safe sex products, and second hand lingerie, PPE, and other resources.
We are always looking at future services to offer our sex worker community!
Read some of what sex workers who have used our services had to say
"It was nice to access counseling without the financial burden as well as some supplemental gift cards for groceries or other necessities."
"Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I do have coverage through my First Nations status card but all the therapy places that take my Treaty card have a 2 year waiting list. The counsellor I saw is so amazing and I honestly feel so much better just from even one session."