Entrusted with this great vision of not only serving but walking alongside men and women who are survivors of human trafficking and commercial s*xual exploitation, we were challenged on what to call ourselves, the place we operate, and the people we need to reach. In the end, our mission did the bidding.
The Landing is a resting place--a place of comfort and sustenance. It is a welcoming place where survivors of human trafficking and the commercial s*x trade can be cared for, nurtured, and encouraged holistically in a respecting, trauma-informed environment.
The Landing has a drop-in center at the intersections of life. We empower those working in the commercial s*x trade and victims of human trafficking by making them aware of the available resources and meeting their basic needs and services. We understand that those we seek to support may decide to remain where they are. We affirm that this is their right. Our intention is to meet people where they are—wherever it may be—and support them during their journey.
What makes The Landing different is that we recognize that the potential of a person is self-directed. We endeavor to kindle a hope in those we get to know through this process and see these connections as two-sided, mutually enriching relationships. Guided by the principle of inclusivity and understanding, we hold ourselves accountable to this principle. Our sincere concern is in the well-being of all.
The reality of those in the commercial s*x trade and the human trafficked going without basic necessities and care is what motivates us to continue working for the men and women living in our communities without adequate support to live healthily. We are fortunate to have a committed group of staff and volunteers who believe in what we do and the people we cross paths with everyday.