The NET's initiative PURCHASED exists to bring freedom, safety, and hope to women and girls exploited by the sex industry in Fort Worth. We create pathways to freedom and hope through a continuum of care focusing on prevention, intervention, and protection.
By participating in PURCHASED and our relationally based programs, a growing number of women in our city now have the opportunity to completely escape and recover from sexual exploitation!
Victims of sexual exploitation live under the mindset that they are worth only what they make. Their reality is based on the trading and selling of their bodies.
This is modern day slavery: being bought and sold for someone else's profit or pleasure.
PURCHASED serves these women & girls of all ages at various points in their road to recovery. Many are actively trying to leave the sex industry and attempting to recover from their trauma and abuse. Others are still "in the life" and being victimized, while others have not yet been exploited but are at-risk.
PURCHASED desires to meet them where they are and be a part of their lives, offering unconditional love, support, and ultimately to share God’s message of hope for them:
They are NOT FOR SALE.
On-going mentorship of all the women in the Rise Program.
Weekly class on life skills for women the RISE Program.
Monthly recreational outings for women of the RISE Program.
Attend court dockets for RISE Team agency meetings and to support the women.
Awareness and prevention presentations to students in at-risk schools.
Weekly jail visits to women brought into the Tarrant County Jail on prostitution charges.
Weekly class taught to incarcerated women on life skills.
Meetings with incarcerated women assisting with the RISE assessment process and recruiting new participants for the program.
Provide on-going support for the victims who call our hotline, dinner, a safe place, connect them to treatment, provide them with basic needs - clothing and toiletries.
Assisting the Vice Unit when minor victims are brought in on trafficking charges, support them with a trauma-informed, gender-responsive approach to help them testify or give a statement.
Male-led part of Purchased, documentary screenings on trafficking to help other men be educated on the issue.
Men Against Sexual Exploitation. is a core group of men seeking to eliminate the demand for commercial sex through education and disruption.