SWAN Waterloo Region is thrilled to announce that our drop-in program for and by sex workers has started up again!
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
4:00 – 7:00pm
1770 King St E, Kitchener, ON, Suite 5
We are located in ACCKWA’s offices. Ask for the SWAN drop-in at reception.
What is it?
SWAN’s drop-in program is designed to be a place where sex workers can come together and gain access to needed resources and community without judgement, policing, or surveillance.
Drop by for solidarity, snacks, and free resources, including:
- Coffee, tea, and snacks
- Condoms and lube
- Harm reduction supplies
- STI testing clinic(s)
- Clothing, soaps, lotions, etc
- Menstrual hygiene supplies
- Access to computers and phones
- Resources and referrals
- Opportunities to get involved and have your voice heard
- Time to speak and build community with other sex workers in the region
Why create a drop-in program for sex workers?
Sex workers are currently, and have historically, been shunned and excluded from online and physical spaces. Being intentional in claiming space is an act of liberation and resistance.
Marginalization creates a greater need for services and support.
Sex workers have few safe spaces and non-biased places to access resources.
Sex workers know what they need most, and where marginalization lies. This is why our drop in program is sex worker led.
To create an opportunity for sex workers to network and organize in ways which don’t exist in Waterloo Region.
To have somewhere that understands and affirms sex workers’ lives, needs, and experiences.