Over 250,000 children under 18 years old are at risk for commercial sex trafficking in the U.S. The average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is between the ages of 11 and 13. While a global problem, it permeates our city. On any given night in Seattle, hundreds will be sold for sex.
REST was founded in 2009 to build pathways to freedom, safety and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade in Seattle and beyond. Through our holistic continuum of continuum of care (prevention, intervention, and aftercare), we serve those who are at-risk, actively in, and those taking steps towards exiting a life of sexual exploitation.