Every day hundreds of boys and trans-identified youth are sex trafficked in Massachusetts.
An EPCAT study that focused on the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of boys and trans-identified youth, found that this vulnerable population of children disproportionately suffer from high rates of illicit drug use, HIV and other STIs, Hepatitis C, depression, PTSD, anxiety and an increased rate of suicide attempts as a result of CSE.
While programs for minor female victims of CSE are well established in Massachusetts, services for boys and trans-identified youth are virtually non-existent.
Our Being United In Leading our Destiny (BUILD) Program employs an innovative, intensive mentoring model to address the complex needs of boys and trans-identified youth victimized through commercial sexual exploitation.
Your Donation Will Help Us Continue to Support This Vulnerable and Underserved Population of Children! Thank You!
Raise awareness regarding the boys, young men, and LGBT youth who have been silent victims.
Garner support for our newly launched Being United In Leading our Destiny (BUILD) Program.