Outreach

Charis has a dedicated team of trained staff and volunteers who visit women working in the sex industry, mainly in off-street establishments, one evening every week. The outreach team is professional, friendly, supportive, consistent and always brings snacks!  

It is through our outreach work that we often make initial contact, starting to build trusting relationships with those working in the sex industry.  When the team initially meets someone on Outreach they give them a First Contact Pack, the pack includes; a personal attack alarm, chocolate, make-up, helpline number and relevant support information.  

The team have a person-centred approach and offer practical support, relational support and spiritual support. They also provide relevant written resources to help the women maintain their health and well-being.  

Women are encouraged to access the Charis team during the day for further support, and advised about other agencies that may be able to help them. Charis aims to help break down any barriers for the women accessing services (eg. stereotyping, prejudice, lack of training and education).

The outreach team offer:

Street visits Sauna, brothel and flat visits Licensed Sexual Entertainment venue visits
Home visits Hospital, rehab and prison visits Support during court appearances
Accompanying to appointments 1-2-1 sessions delivered to individuals who are at risk of sexual exploitation
  • Street visits
  • Sauna, brothel and flat visits
  • Licensed Sexual Entertainment venue visits
  • Home visits
  • Hospital, rehab and prison visits
  • Support during court appearances
  • Accompanying to appointments
  • 1-2-1 sessions delivered to individuals who are at risk of sexual exploitation