SUPPORT GROUPS

Meet with other survivors who have walked the path you're on and want to join you in your journey. Our support groups are survivor-led and co-facilitated by mental health professionals.

"Shame dies when stories are told in safe places."

—ANN VOSKAMP

Ending The Game: A Trailblazing, Survivor-Written Curriculum

Available now through a peer support group

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Are you a survivor?

  • Have you ever traded sex for money/drugs/basic needs?
  • Have you ever had to turn over your money that you made to someone else?
  • Are you tired of The Game?

If so, we invite you to a safe, confidential support group led by a survivor.

Our Ending The Game meetings are now held online and available to anyone across the country. All you need is a reliable internet connection for remote access to an online meeting.

Getting out may seem impossible. It is not. We can help.

The Avery Center provides individual support services as you find your freedom, heal, and rebuild so you can freely work toward your own goals for a successful future. If you are unsure if this opportunity is for you, contact us to learn more about Ending The Game and take another step in your journey.

Ending The Game (ETG) is a program for adults and juveniles who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. That includes, but is not limited to: sex trading for drugs or basic needs, prostitution, stripping, pornography, sugar baby/daddy, gang trafficking, pimp trafficking, and more.

For more information, contact our Survivor Services Coordinator or submit a request through our Services Request Form.

 

More information about Ending The Game: A Trailblazing, Survivor-Written Curriculum

The Avery Center has two trained co-facilitators of the psycho-educational intervention program, Ending the Game (ETG). Designed by a leading expert in cultic intervention, and survivors of “The Game,” ETG is a coercion resiliency program that can be delivered one-on-one, or in support group 1- or 2-hour sessions over the course of 10 weeks. Ending the Game can help individuals in “The Game” recognize the patterns of abuse and psychological tactics their pimp-traffickers use to coerce them into a world of exploitation.

Opportunities to Support Peer Support Groups

Details for Ending The Game & Shareable Resources

Who is at RISK of Trafficking? Download the PDF »
If you know someone at risk, please contact us.

Ending The Game Five Year Anniversary Video »
What started as an intervention group for 11 trafficked youth 5 years ago has grown to reach thousands!

Learn more about Ending The Game »

To refer a client, get more information on the ETG curriculum, or arrange a specific, professional training on the risks and signs of trafficking, please contact our Survivor Services Coordinator.

Thank you for partnering with us to empower survivors to acquire skills in Ending The Game. Together, we provide choice through options, empowerment, and hope!

Your Partnership is Needed

Are you a healthcare, mental health, or human services professional? The Avery Center is seeking to partner with mental health offices and hospitals in the area to lead in the identification and referral process to us.

ETG is ideal for reducing recidivism by breaking bonds of attachment to traffickers and “The Game” lifestyle. If you observe someone who may have experienced commercial sexual exploitation or who has identified as having been trafficked, contact us for further assessment.