Transitioning out of Sex Work

There are a variety of reasons people move in and out of sex work. Depending on your circumstances you will need support – emotionally, educationally, financially and perhaps logistically.

Despite the proliferation of rescue industry non-profits, they offer scant assistance, if any, to actual workers looking for help. We will endeavor to keep this list current to let you know where to go in Tucson for assistance. Please email us: if you would like to talk to a SWOP member.


The Anti-Violence Project – If you are escaping a domestically violent situation or getting on your feet after a hate crime, sexual assault or police violence and are LGBTQ AVP has a rapid rehousing program. They have emergency housing via hotel vouchers and longer-term housing as well.

Our Family Services – Housing for individuals and families short-term up to 2-years, also housing for runaway and homeless youth age 12-17 years,

Gospel Rescue Mission – Short-term – 90 days housing available. Currently the housing is for men, women, and women with children.

Men’s Shelter: 312 W 28th Street, Tucson (520) 740-1501 x7215, Women’s Shelter: 707 W Miracle Mile (520) 740-1501 x7101

Education/Tuition Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilitation – Extensive services for people with disabilities including mental health issues such as anxiety, PTSD and depression, and individuals with learning disabilities and/or developmental delays. Voc Rehab offers employment counseling, tuition and training expenses, job placement and ongoing employment support.

Counseling Referrals/Crisis Lines:

Southern Arizona Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) – 24 hour crisis line, walk-in services, hospital support, advocacy and referrals: (520) 327-7273 or (800) 400-1001

Anti-violence Project – 24 hour bilingual crisis line for LGBTQ victims/survivors of violence, weekly support group, advocacy, emergency housing and other resources: (520) 624-0348 or (800) 553-9387

To suggest a resource, please send the link to its website to

Interesting Links:

Life After Sex Work by Melissa Petro

Retirement from Porn by Furry Girl

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