Social Innovator Directory The GIFT Program

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.: The GIFT Program

Since 2005, at least 480 children from Suffolk County, MA have been identified as having been victimized by Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The vast majority of these victims (98%) have been girls; and a majority (65%) girls of color. Through a trauma informed intensive Life Coach model, Roxbury Youthwork’s GIFT Program (Gaining Independence for Tomorrow) serves 48 girls per year that have been “pimped out” by numerous adults, were arrested for their acts or are at high risk of becoming victims. Each GIFT Life Coach carries a caseload of up to eight girls.

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