OUR FIVE PROGRAMS:
SWITCH educates community members and agencies on how to recognize red flags for human trafficking, how to report suspected human trafficking cases, and how to respond with appropriate resources to individuals who have experienced sexual exploitation.
SWITCH works with students in middle schools, high schools, SWITCH educates students in middle schools, high schools, church youth groups and at-risk youth centers through our certification in Love146 #NotANumber evidence-based youth prevention curriculum. This curriculum provides young people with the tools and knowledge to have healthy relationships, recognize red flags, know their safe places and strengthen their vulnerabilities in order to protect themselves and their friends from victimization.
SWITCH DEMAND consists of male volunteers who are passionate about ending the demand for commercial sex and pornography in the upstate. The men in this group fight the demand by speaking to men’s groups about the connections between pornography and human trafficking, and through providing accountability, tools, and resources to those wishing to overcome a pornography or sex addiction.
SWITCH provides intervention services at several different sites throughout the Upstate. These sites serve homelessness, foster care, at risk and runaway youth, incarceration, and businesses where women are being sexually exploited. We seek to meet those that are either currently being sex trafficked or exploited or are most at risk. We meet them where they are, build relationships and rapport with each individual while providing education and options that they may not have had previously. The goal is to have a presence at these partner sites that focus on populations that have proven to be most vulnerable and at risk for sex trafficking and exploitation.
SWITCH provides assistance to women who want to get out of the life of trafficking and sexual exploitation through our Restoration program. Participants come in for a full biopsychosocial assessment and from there meet with a Care Coordinator who will work to provide them with holistic case management. Care Coordinators work with participants to help create their own goals while empowering them to work towards meeting them. The Restoration process can include: trauma counseling, survivor classes that focus on healing, and being paired with an Oasis mentor. Care Coordinators work with community partners and give participants those resources to help meet the needs and goals outside of those three things. The Restoration staff work with many local, state, and national agencies and partners to serve participants. The goal of the Restoration program is to support survivors as they walk through their healing journey.