We are so proud that PLANNET partner, Journey Out, has been selected as a 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year. This fantastic organization is one of the select nonprofits honored by their state senators and assembly members for their outstanding work and the value that they add to the communities they serve. “It is our hope that this recognition will grow our networks of support so that the services we offer to 300 plus clients can continue to expand.” – Nayeli May, Executive Director, Journey Out.

Journey Out’s mission is to provide direct services that help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, leave a life of abuse and violence and empower them to reach their full potential and goals. Their life changing programs and services include:

• Clinical counseling
• Law enforcement crisis response
• Emergency housing
• Survivor empowerment groups
• Job training
• Survivor mentorship,
• Court-approved diversion programming.

Journey Out serves all adult survivors and victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Victims receive services that acknowledge their specific needs, no matter their gender or where they are on their journey. For example, they offer emergency shelter or help victims find other means to escape; they can provide mental health counseling or even provide a victim an ID for the very first time; if victims are from another state, Journey Out provides plane tickets and other resources to get them back home.

Overall, Journey Out is a comprehensive organization that keeps the doors open for anyone that needs help. Journey Out has a stellar reputation in the community because half of the staff has directly or indirectly experienced the sexual exploitation and trauma that the survivors are going through, so they can genuinely relate.

PLANNET is honored to be a partner and sponsor of Journey Out by assisting with their IT and other technology infrastructure needs. You can make a difference and help support Journey Out’s important mission: https://donate-usa.keela.co/empowersurvivors

You can see Journey Out’s official announcement here: https://journeyout.org/blog/journey-out-chosen-as-2022-nonprofit-of-the-year/