This project would not have been possible without support from Pathways for Change, The Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, and the LEEP Center at Clark University.

Professor Marianne Sarkis has also provided us guidance throughout the research process. We would not have been able to complete this research without her support. Marianne Sarkis’ work with End Demand Worcester and The Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and her relationship with the local community allowed us to conduct this research.

We want to extend our deepest thanks to the communities of women who allowed us insights into their lives and experiences. None of this work would have been possible without their bravery and eagerness to share their narratives.