Worth It

An empowerment program for survivors of sexual exploitation

The WORTH IT program is designed for two specific groups of women; those that that have recently been arrested and are facing trial with charges of prostitution, and those with a history of prostitution that have already connected with other area service providers.  WORTH IT staff will work with these women to reach the ultimate goal of helping them remain out of prison.  For cases to be reviewed and considered for dismissal, each participant is required to attend and complete the WORTH IT program.  

All participants receive various supports for attending the program; a $10 Gift Card for each class attended and a free laptop computer upon completion of the 11-week program. These help aid the women with travel and living expenses, and offer encouragement to them along their way to healing. We are happy to offer this meaningful resource to them, because we believe that they are worth it!

 

 We Seek to provide:
  • Counseling
  • Support
  • An intensive group process to maximize readiness and support for changing behaviors and lifestyle
  • Other community resources to help participants build meaningful support networks
    Eligibility

    Women 18 years and older
    Women who have experienced sexual exploitation, trafficking, or prostitution
    Willing to attend all 11 weeks

    Partners

    NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) | Lenape Valley Foundation | A Woman's Place | SOAR Corp Recovery Center | Bucks County Department of Health | Bucks County District Attorney | Bucks County Department of
    Human Services

    From the participants
    Here are some of the things the women from our first graduating class wanted to share with others. The value of this program is reflected in their words!

    “I am learning that I have a voice and I AM ENOUGH! My past no longer defines me and I am forever grateful for this program and all the people involved!” – H.B.

    “This program helped me, along with the help of some really amazing women, accept my past and move forward towards being the person I know I can be. I know now that I have a story to tell!” – D.M.

    “To be surrounded by other women who have faced similar obstacles, endured the same mental prison and to be able to come together – learn, share and grow together. This program offered me healing in a way I’ll never be able to fully express.” – K.F.

    “This program is a wonderful way to learn about yourself. The HELP that we received is something that I’ll be forever grateful for, and I will carry the tools I’ve learned for the rest of my life. You are worth it!” - J.K.

    “I don’t think you understand how much you all impacted my health, my spirituality, and if I could ever sit across from god, I’d say thank you for lending you all to all of us! I actually went home and cried alone…I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible…Thank you for loving me until…I’m able to love myself. I’m on my way – You, me, we all are worth it!”- S.

    “This program makes me feel like I’m not alone. I’ve received messages that literally entered my soul that I needed to have to be able to move forward with less heavy baggage.”– Anon

    “I truly feel blessed to be part of the Worth It program. It has given my life purpose.” – Anon