Blue Door program receives $2.3 million to help those exiting sex trade
Under the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS)’s Measures to Support Exiting Prostitution, the feds have funnelled $2.3 million in funds to the Blue Door program, delivered by the Thrive Community Youth Network in St. John’s, N.L.
The Blue Door program aims to support individuals in exiting the sex trade and/or sexually exploitive situations, including sex trafficking. It will be delivered in collaboration with the Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth, which includes representation from Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, shelter services, police services, and individuals with lived experience.
“Thrive is thrilled to be officially launching the Blue Door program in St. John’s,” said Angela Crockwell, executive director of Thrive CYN St. John’s. “The program is the first of its kind for our province and will greatly enhance our community’s capacity to support individuals who are engaged in the sex trade and would like support to leave.”