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Welcome to Streetlight

WHO WE ARE

Streetlight Support Services is a not-for-profit, charitable organization established in 1997, and developed by 14 different agencies, led by the Metropolitan Toronto Task Force on Street Prostitution, fills the gap for people who would like to choose an alternative lifestyle and leave the streets.  In the client group we serve, we come face-to-face with victims of human trafficking – the illegal trade in human beings for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation and the second largest organized crime world-wide.  A $32 billion annual black market industry that is more than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.

Streetlight Support Services provides an exit program for individuals wanting to leave the sex trade industry.  Streetlight uses a non-judgmental, holistic approach that recognizes the interdependence of the emotional, cultural, economic, and broader social issues that affect individuals.

WHAT WE DO

We provide the following services:

- Month long workshop, for those wanting to exit

- Counseling Services

- Workshops:  empowerment, life and skills development, computer training

- Drop-in Centre

- Arts and Crafts, art therapy programs

- Food and clothing bank

- Client Case Management:  Housing, Addiction, Mental Health, Medical Referrals

- Advocacy

- Educational programs and presentations on Human Trafficking

 The number of CLIENTS we supported in 2011:

 

Client Volunteer Program  (People) 245
Client Volunteer Program (Hours) 985
Student Placement Program (People) 6
Administrative Support (Charity Village) 3
Drop-in Centre 215
Clothing Bank 98
Food Bank 933
Case Management 63
Client In-take (new) 78