You came to this website because you want to change your current situation. Perhaps you currently work in the sex or adult entertainment industry, or maybe you did in the past, and you are now looking for change and healing.
We’re here to help! We can support you if any of these situations apply to you:
- You ‘work’ or have ‘worked’ as a ‘sex worker’ (whether that be in a brothel, on the street, online, or somewhere else), ‘escort’, or in a massage parlour where you are asked to provide sexual services.
- You have participated in filmed ‘sex work’ (aka porn).
- You have worked as a stripper or ‘exotic dancer’.
You are having full sexual intercourse with friends, family members or ‘clients’. The person who finds those people and brings them to you, or decides when and how it will happen, takes payment in exchange for you having sex with other people.
Whether this is your father, brother, uncle, a carer, a friend, or someone else, this is not ok. If you are in Victoria, this is only legal if you take all your earnings home with you and decide on how you spend it. You cannot be forced or coerced to give this money to those you are close with, or to your boyfriend, husband or family member.
You have the right to feel safe.
You may have been forced by a friend, family member, pimp, or ‘manager’ to be paid to have sex with men you don’t know.
You may have been brought to Australia and your passport was taken from you. You were obliged to provide sexual services as payment for your journey and/or for the return of your passport.
Casting Opportunities and Creating Hope (COACH) Mentor Program
Are you experiencing loneliness, legal issues, depression, substance abuse or perhaps none of the above but would like to talk things through with a mature man or woman you can feel safe with? Do you feel shame and stigma because of your current or past life doing this sort of thing to make ends meet? Our mentor program might be exactly right for you. Email info[@]pinkcross.org.au to enquire.
In exciting news, we are thrilled to announce that we are running a strength based C.O.A.C.H Mentor Training Program. Thanks to your generous donations via our Chain of Hearts fundraiser, as well as the generosity of Toby Baxter (founder of C.O.A.C.H. Community Mentoring) we will be hosting over a number of weeks a total of 14 hours mentor training sessions in September and October.
For more information and to book your place, please see our Events Page.
How can I get help?
We are here for you. We offer friendly, confidential, non-judgmental support and referrals tailored to your needs. We can communicate with you via email, phone, text, or in-person. As a first step, please complete our referral form.
PH: 0455 564 840 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
If you are located in Melbourne, you can call our crisis service on 0455 564 840 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can come to you in two hours if you are located within a 40km radius of Dandenong.
Never forget that you are loved, beautiful, and worthwhile! We will do anything we can to walk a positive journey of change alongside you. There is no problem too big or small for us to help with.
The Pink Cross Foundation Australia Team
If you live in Australia and any of these situations apply to you, we can help you!*
*Due to the nature of our organisation, we cannot personally help those outside of Australia. However, please do get in touch and we will direct you to organisations in your country.