Below are some of the programs we have hosted in the past. New programming is always in the works. Get in contact with us to find out what programs are currently running or to express interest in a new program.
Self-Defense Classes – Krav Maga instructor Andrew periodically comes down from Western, MA to lead our self-defense classes. While classes are led by the instructor, content is crafted by SWAN members to reflect their own personal safety needs in street-based sex work.
Group Therapy – Led by a certified therapist, these trauma-informed groups are a safe space for members to share what has been weigh in on them, as well as self care tips, breathing exercises, and healthier coping mechanisms.
Focus Groups – When researchers, product designers, academics, and others solicit input or are looking to administer questionaires, etc, SWAN can act as an advocate and facilitator. Often these outside entities don’t have sex workers’ best interests in mind; SWAN makes sure that sex workers are paid for their time and treated with respect. These programs can also offer space for SWAN gather our own research information to help with grant applications and the like.
Story-Telling Groups – Everyone has a story to tell. These facilitated groups provide space for current and former sex workers to share their stories in a safe, trauma-informed setting. Our story-telling groups allow SWAN members to present their whole self, without facing judgement or stigma.