Founded in 2012, Rethreaded is a non-profit social entrepreneurship that employs women who have been affected by the sex trade. The mission of Rethreaded is to break the cycle of the sex trade by offering affected women viable and creative work. In 2015, WGA awarded Rethreaded a grant for $74,680 to provide wrap-around services to the survivors, including a healthy work-environment and appropriate supports to help these new employees succeed and thrive in both their jobs and day-to-day life.
Q: What services are the employees of Rethreaded now receiving?
Rethreaded has contracted with “Her Song” to handle the mental health and trauma needs of the women employees. These services include:
- A complete mental health psychosocial intake
- Exit counseling for discontinued survivor employees
- A weekly psychoeducational group, focused on navigating the balance of work and life, self-care, and healthy coping mechanisms.
- 24-hour access to counseling.
- Connecting survivors to community mental health and social service resources.
In addition, all staff, board members and volunteers have been trained in trauma-informed practices.