Interview with Gems Uncovered survivor who talks about the “hell and jungle she lived through and the fear that consumed her daily life” until she found a way out.
She attributes Gems Uncovered as her pathway “to the light out of the jungle and to the hope she desperately needed.”
Listen to this brave woman share her heartfelt story.
“Journeying Out of Sexual Exploitation,” by Mamas in Spirit Podcast is hosted by the amazing Lindy Wynne. This informative interview is with La’Chiera Royston, a Gems Uncovered survivor. Listen to Royston bravely share her story and personal testimony about her life before, during and after her sexual exploitation traumas crediting Gems Uncovered for partnering with her on her journey to a new life.
Today La’Chiera serves as an advisor to our board to better help us empower more women, men, and youth with her personal testimony and experience.
Our partner, Pacific Gateway, will assist participants with obtaining their GED, resume writing, job search, and college application assistance.
We will provide referrals for care needed in the areas of mental health, detoxification, or medical.
Through our resources, we will help to identify suitable housing placement for any victim in need. The housing can be local or in other states if required.
We offer legal assistance at no cost to program participants to help them complete and submit paper work for the expungement of records from their file.
Free 2B Me is a 12-week Sexual Exploitation Diversion Program for women 18 and over. It is designed to educate and empower survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. The Diversion Program includes 10 weeks of Ending The Game© curriculum from Sower Education Group and two weeks of miscellaneous sessions of the participants choice.
Ending The Game is a 1st-of-its-kind because it is survivor created and survivor informed. It provides the structure and framework needed to uncover harmful psychological coercion (a.k.a. “The Game”) that victims may have been subjected to during or before their exploitation experience. By revealing a sequence of commonly-used, yet seldom-explained, mind control techniques used by traffickers, sexual abusers, media and other coercive agents, we aim to empower victims to acquire skills and end “The Game.” In addition to the Ending the Game curriculum, participants have an option of selecting an elective session such as: Personal Safety Education, Healing Arts Therapy, and Career Development opportunities.
We believe there is REAL power in being able to name what happened, being able to see the bigger picture that is all a big evil game and most importantly learn to take meaningful steps toward reclaiming their personal power, rewriting their own destiny, and embracing true survivor hood. After completion of 11 weeks then we celebrate our participants with a party, gifts, and surprises.
To learn more about the Ending the Game Curriculum: Go Here
Class Schedule: Every Wednesday either onsite or via Zoom. Participants will be advised to when onsite classes are held.
Location: Gems Uncovered Center
1140 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90806
Office number: (562) 912-4992
Note: If a holiday should occur on either of those days, then the session will continue the following week.
Workshop sessions addressing Human Trafficking are available for both Adults and children ages 12-17.
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