Help us support those in the sex industry and trafficked persons during Coronavirus.
Xpose Hope was planning to do their annual fundraiser the week of the Coronavirus restrictions. Those restrictions put many of our people out of work. Clubs were forced to close for the foreseeable future, and the ladies and men who work there are 1099 employees. While the CARES act allows 1099 employees to apply for unemployment, the Oregon system was not set up to take those applications and most of our people are weeks out from financial help. Those who are involved in prostitution probably did not file taxes last year, and probably cannot prove income. Food banks are stretched thin, and being locked in is causing a lot of trauma, creating new PTSD or causing flare ups of existing PTSD.
Xpose Hope needs to provide food, emergency housing, mentoring, addictions assistance and mental health helps to those we serve. Our goal is to keep our ladies and gentlemen safe until a return of some type of work or government assistance. In addition, the needs we normally serve must be met.
If we can reach $1000 with at least ten donors, we are eligible for the Go Fund Me Giving Tuesday NOW grant of $1000. Won't you help us reach that goal? Your donation could literally be doubled... And right now, that would mean so much to those we serve!