Local groups organize a safe night off the streets for sex trade workers

Global News

WINNIPEG – It’s a violent and dangerous reality many people will never have to know.

But for at least one night a year, sex trade workers in Winnipeg are being given a safe night off the streets through the help of volunteers.

Safe Night Off Winnipeg Streets, or SNOW night, is in its 8th year.

Through the help of the Salvation Army, Mount Carmel Clinic and Klinic, more than 80 sex trade workers will be brought in off the streets and spend 12 hours being pampered.

“The exploitation, the violence, the hard, hard work, just to be able to survive,” said Dianna Bussey from the Salvation Army. “One night is not enough just to experience that peace and be able to relax.”

For one night in mid-February these women are free from violence, harm, hunger and abuse. It gives them a chance to not only connect with resources and police…

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