Resilience Project is a program of Cowlitz County’s Emergency Support Shelter, offering free and confidential services to survivors of sexual exploitation and labor trafficking.

Exploitation in Washington Sate

Sex trafficking doesn't always look like the movie or media stereotypes. Exploitation can be as simple as trading sex for money, clothing, or a place to stay. If a person is being forced or coerced in any way, if they feel like they don't have any other options, it's exploitative.

Quick Facts

  • The average age that a child enters "the life" is 13 years old. 

  • Of youth who are homeless, 58.7 of LGBT youth and 33.4% of heterosexual youth are being sexually exploited.

  • 27% of traffickers are female. 

  • Trafficking affects people of all genders-approximately 28% of trafficking survivors are male

Our Services Include:

  • Emotional Support

  • Safer Sex Kits (Morning After Pills, Condoms, Pregnancy Tests, etc.)

  • Medical Advocacy

  • Safety Planning

  • Civil Legal Aid

  • Court Accompaniment

  • Information & Referrals

  • Support Groups 

  • Presentations

  • Community Education

If you are interested in having someone to talk to, someone to hear you, someone to support you...we're here. 

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