The Esther Project
The Esther Project is a free, discreet and non-judgmental outreach service for all self-identifying women who sell or exchange sex in the West Sussex coastal area.
They work to keep women in the sex industry safe and well supported. They provide both practical and emotional support including free well-being packs, free sexual health items, safety information, a safe space to chat confidentially and signposting to other specialist support services. They also offer well-being support for women working in massage parlours.
The Esther Project is based in Worthing and outreach workers can make visits to Littlehampton, Bognor, Chichester and surrounding areas.
They also offer training to front line professionals/service providers who are encountering women who they know or suspect are selling/exchanging sex. Training includes an overview of our outreach service, the reasons why people might sell or exchange sex, risks, signs, communication - how to talk about it and help women stay safer.
The Esther Project is run by the charity Yada, meaning ‘to be known’, which works to prevent sexual exploitation.