But I’m answering publicly bc it is important to me.
Support groups are 18+ and that wasn’t up to me. The support group is run by SWOC, a coalition of mostly social workers and like six sex workers. For legal reasons and because of new definitions of trafficking, it’s sensible to keep the support group 18+, regardless of how many youth workers would like to access the meetings and legal and safety trainings that we sometimes hold at the meetings.
That said, STROLL will give harm reduction and hygiene kits to anyone, no questions asked. We are well aware that we cannot personally keep anyone from either having sex or doing drugs, short of having them locked up (and the realities f jail and prison sexual assault and drug use don’t even guarantee that) and we want to give people the tools to keep themselves safe RIGHT NOW, wherever they are, whatever they are doing.
Also no one cards at support group.