Living in Freedom Together, a Worcester-based survivor-led organization working to end the sex trade, is planning to open a first-of-its-kind outpatient clinic for mental and behavioral health specifically for victims and survivors of prostitution, officials said.
The announcement comes after LIFT was awarded $35,000 from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association through their Healthy Relationships Community Grant initiative.
Those dollars will support LIFT in opening the outpatient clinic at its flagship site, HARBOR.
“I am profoundly grateful and impressed by the generosity and support by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association of the Outpatient Clinic’s opening. Not only will this funding help us get the Outpatient Clinic started, but this sends a major message to new audiences that supporting mental health services, and prioritizing survivor’s access to mental health services, should be a priority to our nation,” said Nicole Bell, LIFT’s