#Rolls4Strolls gets boost from #Teams

We’ve passed the $8000 mark in our #Rolls4Strolls campaign for a mobile drop-in, and are very excited about Peers board member Kate Vallance’s personal fundraising commitment to donate $1 for every donation that includes #TeamKate in the comments. And her initiative has now led to the creation of #TeamBrad – another Peers board member, Brad Weldon – and #TeamRachel, started by our former executive director Rachel Phillips who is currently on maternity leave.

Get in on the action by making a donation to #Rolls4Strolls and then writing in the comment section which team you are supporting. Kate, Brad and Rachel have pledged to donate an additional dollar when they see their team has been chosen.

Thanks for being part of this great campaign! We’ll be reaching our $25,000 goal in no time with your help.

#Rolls4Strolls gets boost from #Teams

We’ve passed the $8000 mark in our #Rolls4Strolls campaign for a mobile drop-in, and are very excited about Peers board member Kate Vallance’s personal fundraising commitment to donate $1 for every donation that includes #TeamKate in the comments. And her initiative has now led to the creation of #TeamBrad – another Peers board member, Brad Weldon – and #TeamRachel, started by our former executive director Rachel Phillips who is currently on maternity leave.

Get in on the action by making a donation to #Rolls4Strolls and then writing in the comment section which team you are supporting. Kate, Brad and Rachel have pledged to donate an additional dollar when they see their team has been chosen.

Thanks for being part of this great campaign! We’ll be reaching our $25,000 goal in no time with your help.

Happy birthday to us!

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We marked our 20th anniversary on Oct. 27. And what an exciting two decades it has been since the day that Peers Victoria was given life through the efforts of a group of local women working together on the Downtown Women’s Project.

That project went on to become Sandy Merriman House, now operated by Cool Aid Society. And Peers went on to become one of the country’s first sex-worker-led non-profits, modelled initially as a kind of “Prostitiutes Anonymous” and later developing into a full-service drop-in centre, outreach service, leadership incubator and more led by and for sex workers.

Read all about our early days here. We are indebted to the late Jannit Rabinovitch and Barb Smith for their role in founding Peers. Then and now, we serve and support a population that is misunderstood, stigmatized and judged on a regular basis by the rest of the world, yet are some of the most creative, resilient and brave people we know.  We are proud to be an organization that stands alongside sex worker organizations all around the world in the fight for human rights, dignity and respect.

Happy birthday to us!

IMG_8591

We marked our 20th anniversary on Oct. 27. And what an exciting two decades it has been since the day that Peers Victoria was given life through the efforts of a group of local women working together on the Downtown Women’s Project.

That project went on to become Sandy Merriman House, now operated by Cool Aid Society. And Peers went on to become one of the country’s first sex-worker-led non-profits, modelled initially as a kind of “Prostitiutes Anonymous” and later developing into a full-service drop-in centre, outreach service, leadership incubator and more led by and for sex workers.

Read all about our early days here. We are indebted to the late Jannit Rabinovitch and Barb Smith for their role in founding Peers. Then and now, we serve and support a population that is misunderstood, stigmatized and judged on a regular basis by the rest of the world, yet are some of the most creative, resilient and brave people we know.  We are proud to be an organization that stands alongside sex worker organizations all around the world in the fight for human rights, dignity and respect.