2016 Christmas Celebration at Aurora Commons

We helped gift these ladies brunch (complete with bacon!) and a gift bag with few creature comforts to ease their burdens one day out of the year for the holidays.

The Aurora Commons is a safe, all-inclusive and non-judgmental space on North Aurora Avenue where women involved in sex work can come rest and be a part of a greater community of people who care. an all-inclusive safe space that provides survivors dinner and women’s breakfast, case management, access to free medical care which includes free rapid HIV testing and safer sex supplies, pathways to education, counseling and support groups.
The holiday party at the Aurora Commons benefits the homeless, marginalized and street sex workers who live in North Seattle. While the Commons is open to everyone, they have a special heart for the ladies on Aurora Ave, most of whom are directly involved in street-based sex work. Over 90% of these women have a history of sexual abuse, violence or human trafficking. On a daily basis, they must face the stigma of sex work, the burden of addiction and the dangers of just trying to survive on the streets. We helped gift these ladies brunch (complete with bacon!) and a gift bag with few creature comforts to ease their burdens one day out of the year for the holidays.

From our event coordinator: “I just wanted to take a minute and share my gratitude with all of our many supporters, contributors and volunteers. The Christmas brunch at the commons was a smashing success. Many people with little reason to smile were grinning ear to ear that day. People who hadn’t had a decent meal in weeks ate their fill of bacon. And people who’s lives are filled with darkness had so much light that they were up and dancing. That’s only possible because of you. Thank you and happy holidays!”