Before this program I did not know that resources existed for women like us… – Nikki
Women like us. When I heard Nikki say those words I was reminded why we created Real Talk. Our team developed the ten-week, trauma informed program in 2017 after recognizing how many women and children are overlooked. People in the criminal justice and child welfare systems are high-risk populations for trafficking, yet they are the most unidentified. Lured with the promise of employment, shelter and affection, they are particularly susceptible to coercion, abuse and face the risk of victimization by traffickers. We decided it was time to create a space for these women where they could finally speak.