POETIC provides an intensive in-community program to help vulnerable youth (ages 12-18) in Dallas with a history of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking by addressing generational trauma, under-education and poverty.
At POETIC, our response to COVID-19 isn’t as simple as the implementation of social distancing. For girls who have experienced exploitation and trafficking, the number one driver back to a life of victimization is a lack of financial means. Simply put – the impact of COVID-19 – the scarcity of resources and the further distancing of our girls from access to equitable, mainstream services – has the significant potential to cost them nothing short of their young lives.
To counter the impact of COVID-19, we have shifted our program to Virtual and Mobile delivery. On-going case management, 1:1 therapy, education and 24/7 support for POETIC girls will not be interrupted. Our team is:
~ Making daily case management calls
~ Conducting weekly 1:1 therapy sessions via telephone
~Our staff team remains on call 24/7 for POETIC girls and their families
~ Preparing and delivering individualized school lessons for each girl
~ Providing food, school-work, and critical hygiene items via contact-less delivery
At POETIC, we are committed to helping our girls shelter in place and participate in social distancing without losing access to the services and resources they desperately need and deserve.
Will you join us?