Are you a service provider?
Are you a service provider? Do you know of an individual who may benefit from Pink Cross Australia’s services?
Examples of service providers who may come across people in the adult entertainment industry:
- Law enforcement (State and Federal)
- Homeless shelters and meal providers
- Psychologists, counsellors
- General Practitioners (GPs), doctors
- Domestic violence organisations,
- Pastoral staff at churches
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation groups
- Other prostitution exit service programs
Fill it out and email it to admin[@]pinkcross.org.au with “Referral” in the subject line. We will be in contact with you for more information.
Please note due to staff and funding limitations we may not be able to reply to your inquiry immediately. We endavour to reply to all communication within 2-10 business days.
For self-referrals, please go here.
Send us your details so we can better serve you. We are not a crisis service. Please allow us 7-10 business days to respond.
We are closed during Victoria School holidays terms and during the Australia summer holiday, from 15 December to 30 January each year.
You can write to us and we will review your information when we return. No question is too big or small for us.
Do you know someone in your personal life that you want to refer?
FOLLOW THESE 5 STEPS FIRST
5 steps for being supportive of a person* who may be involved in prostitution
*The female pronoun is used for brevity, but these steps are aimed to be inclusive of male and transgender people also.
1. Befriend her. Talk about the weather, how her week went, did she do anything fun lately. Ask her if she feels safe. 2. Do not ask her direct questions about her private life. Be a supportive friend to her wherever she is at. Let her share her life without promptings. 3. If she seems to be sleeping rough or have precarious accommodation, connect her with your local Salvation Army(Australia) on 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). 3. If you believe she may be experiencing domestic abuse from a partner, connect her with Safe Steps on 1800 015 188. 4. If she display erratic or unusual behaviour, you may want to ask her gently if there is anything you could do for her. You may want to ask her: ‘Have you reached rock bottom?’ Make sure you listen before bombarding her with too many questions. You can enrich the dialogue with acknowledging what she says with ‘I see’. ‘I understand’. ‘I feel for you’ or ‘I hear you’. You do not need to add your opinion on what she describes. Be an empathetic ear. Be there. You may want to ask her if she would like to keep handy a phone number in case she feels down. You can then give her the phone number for BeyondBlue 1300 22 46 36 (suicide prevention Australia). They have an online chat, click their link above to access it. Lifeline 13 11 14 or the suicide Call back service 1300 659 467. Maybe ask her to take out her phone and enter those details onto it, so you know she’s got it ready to go. 5. In all circumstances, offer her access to the resources you know. She may be offended if you offer a list with one resource implying prostitution exit support. When you have built trust, you may want to give her a list which includes the Pink Cross email/number. If you have her mobile number, you can text those resources to her. Always ask if it is safe to text or email information to her.
If, after this, the person is willing to meet up with a Pink Cross staff member who understands, please contact admin[@]pinkcross.org.au with “Referring a friend” in the subject line. We will contact you for more information on how to best engage with her.
We refer clients to services who can help them with specific needs. These include:
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
- Counselling and psychological support
- Residential homes
- Financial help
- Meal services
Visit our partners page to find out which organisations we make referrals to and collaborate with.