|Purpose: ||This 24-month project will assist women involved in the sex trade and sexually exploited youth to acquire skills and access the services they require, including addiction recovery services in order to move towards exiting the sex trade. Approximately 300 northern BC women will participate in activities such as counselling, peer support, group information sessions, and/or leadership development including public speaking, presentation development and facilitation. At least 100 sex workers and sexually exploited youth will be able to address personal barriers that negatively impact their economic, social and cultural situation; will increase their ability to access existing resources, programs and services; and will increase their knowledge enabling them to take action to prevent violence. At least 20 women will use the skills they have acquired to work with community groups and service agencies to increase their awareness and knowledge of the issues women involved in the sex trade face in accessing services and in developing exit strategies. The women will also be involved in public awareness, sensitivity training, and partnership development to increase community awareness as well as foster collaborative approaches and support systems.