Emergency Support Fund

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This fund was established in April 2018 in response to the emergency loss of resources caused by (1) the FBI raid and full closure of backpage.com and (2) SESTA-FOSTA being signed in to law.  

 

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

This fund is meant to support sex workers in Minnesota who rely on the money from their sex work for survival (food, shelter, utilities). It is meant to support sex workers on an emergency-basis.  All workers meeting those criteria whether street-based or internet-based are eligible to access these funds.  Priority of these funds will go to trans and POC workers. 

We respectfully ask that you do not make requests of these funds if you have other sources of income or ways to cover your expenses.

HOW to make a REQUEST

Please contact us using the form to the right of this page and we will get in touch with you.

You may also message us directly via facebook or twitter. Please include all necessary information including: your specific request and justification of need, your best contact information, and how you can receive funds. 

how requests ARE HANDLED 

We can handle one-time requests for $50 or less very quickly.

We will review incoming requests for larger amounts on a case-by-case basis, including one-time and recurring needs requests. As long as we know you are a sex worker in Minnesota, we will be able to approve support for some amount. 

WE ACCEPT DONATIONS IN THESE WAYS: 

  • PayPal: paypal.me/swopmpls 
  • Venmo: @Swop-Mpls
  • Square cash: $SwopMpls
  • Cash (contact for cash donations)

We cannot accept checks or money orders at this time. 

Please provide your email, phone, facebook or twitter & preferred method to contact you
Please certify *
You must say yes to all of these to receive our funds. If you are requesting on behalf of someone else, please contact us directly to discuss.
Please specify all details in your message
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