Services designed with you in mind.
At REST we put you at the center of everything we do. We’ve heard how hard it is to find services providers who understand what you’ve been through and respect you without judgment. Our programs are heavily informed and guided by people who have experienced the sex trade.
We know the path to achieving your goals can feel like a steep, jagged, mountain climb—there are countless barriers and obstacles, and very little rest. The journey can seem endless. But we are here to help you focus on your strengths and partner with you as you decide what you want for your life.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced the sex trade in any form, you are eligible for REST’s services. We serve all genders and all ages. “The sex trade” or “the life” can mean a lot of different things to different people. We work with anyone who has exchanged sexual services for something of value—this can include trading sex for money, a place to stay, food, or substances, situations where someone forces you to sell sex, or doing work like stripping, porn, or working as a bikini barista. Whether you’re still active in the life, or have been out for years, you’re welcome here.
The quickest way to get connected with any of our services or programs is to call or text our 24/7 Hotline at (206) 451-REST (7378).
Come to Drop-In
Our Drop-In Center is open Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and is a safe place to rest, relax, eat a hot meal, participate in a workshop, and connect to other REST services.
Stay at our Shelter
The REST Emergency Receiving Center (ERC) has seven bedrooms for women ages 18 and over. Guests are not required to be clean, sober, or out of the life to stay at the ERC.
Enroll with an advocate
Our advocates’ role is to partner with you to identify your goals, brainstorm resources, and determine a plan to reach your goals. They can assist with housing, employment, education, medical, legal issues, and other goals.
The REST House
The REST House is a supportive residential program for women ages 18–30 who are committed to building their life outside of the sex trade. Residents can stay up to a year and participate in trauma therapy and team-based case management.