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Support Aileen's, Support Women on Pac Hwy

$3,515 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 1 month
Created April 21, 2019
Aileen's
Aileen's  is a new peer-centered organizing and hospitality space for women working along the Pac Hwy. This is the area south of Seattle stretching from around SEATAC airport to the south end of King County that is home to many women who trade sex and where Gary Ridgeway, a.k.a. Green River Killer, sought his victims.

We are fed up with the lack of services and resources for empowerment in south King County. Pressing concerns include homelessness, legal issues, CPS involvement, substance use problems, domestic violence, police harassment and brutality, sexual assault and harassment, racism, transphobia, among others.

Women along the Pac Hwy need a safe place to get off the street, even for temporarily, a place to get and give support without being hated or judged, a place to share safety information like the bad date line and receive life saving harm reduction tools.

We are currently forming a steering committee of peers to guide Aileen's as we envision and create our space. Initial plans include a kitchenette with hot drinks and snacks, a dressing room and clothes closet, lounge area, computer and phone access, and an office space offering peer counseling, harm reduction and overdose prevention services, and community resources and referrals.

Aileen's is by and for women in the sex trade, women who are homeless or unstably housed, women doing survival sex, coming out of prison, having their kids taken by CPS, struggling to make ends meet, as well as women with former lived experience, and sex workers from all walks of life. We welcome volunteers/allies willing to complete our training.

Our wish list, in addition to cash needed to pay our rent each month, includes furniture, clothing, hygiene items, harm reduction and safer sex supplies, hot drinks and snacks, bus tickets, gift cards, stipends, office and cleaning supplies, and appliances. Any and all help toward our goal is greatly appreciated.

* Please note that we do not yet have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, so your contributions will not be tax-deductible. If you wish to make a tax exempt donation, that can be arranged with one of our partners. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

* Aileen's is supported by the Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade  and other community groups.


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getting closer to be ready to officially open...
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Photos from our first peer steering committee meeting last night. Contact if you are a peer and want to join!
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Thank you supporters and friends for donating almost $3,000 in less than two weeks since launching the GoFundMe page. Aileen's is hosting an OPEN HOUSE at our space in Federal Way, Washington on Tuesday, May 7th @ 6-9pm. Please contact us if you are interested in attending. Also, please keep sharing our website and GoFundMe page! xoxo
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Raised by 50 people in 1 month
Created April 21, 2019
Aileen's
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