it starts with youth

Nest’s Prevention Education Program not only gives students concrete information and skills to prevent sexual exploitation, it also supports the deeper project of education, which is to empower young people to navigate an increasingly complex world and to process difficult knowledge in safe and trauma-informed ways.
Crucially, we prioritize the training of teachers, counselors, and other school staff and develop resources for parents and caregivers. We aspire to share tools and guides that enable the adults who surround our youth to intervene if they sense risk and to support a child if s/he discloses.
 


 

nest community workshops

Since the film’s release, PLAYGROUND has been used as part of training sessions and workshops for people on the frontlines across the country and we continue to work with organizations to adapt our media for training workshops for social workers, law enforcement,

judges, medical students and others who are in a position to identify and intervene in cases of child sexual exploitation. Connect with us to learn how you can bring Nest media, including PLAYGROUND to your community training.

 
 
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emergency assistance

In many cases, first responders do not have quick (or any) access to discretionary funds that would allow them to move victims into safe situations. To bridge this gap, Nest created the Victims Assistance Fund. Through our collaboration with individuals in the FBI and other agencies, we are able to provide immediate resources and financial support to victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The fund is made possible through tax deductible 501(c)3 donations from the public.

The Victims Assistance Fund is generously supported by Circ Cell.
VICTIMS ASSISTANCE FUND IN ACTION

After relocating to Mexico from Boston, both a mother and her 10-year-old daughter were kidnapped and trafficked by a cartel. Though they eventually escaped, and testified against their perpetrators, the local authorities did not provide them with protection or a way to get back home. Nest was able to assist the U.S. Embassy in Mexico by financing the repatriation of this woman and her daughter.
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A 15-year-old girl was trafficked to Reno, Nevada, and after being picked up by federal authorities, requested therapeutic support in an area near her family. Nest was contacted by the FBI and we were able to provide financial assistance to fly the victim back home to Wisconsin and identified a facility for her within 45 minutes of her home.