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Resources for Sex Workers

Date Safety

For screening tools and bad date lists, please look under Screening/Bad Date Lists.

Kitestring (site/app)

Screening 101 and 102 by SWOP-Chicago (link)

Screening Tips for Porn Performers by SWOP-Chicago (link)

Spot and Avoid Bad Management (pdf)

Tricks of the Trade (pdf)
Tips for street based sex workers.


Financial Assistance

Energy Bill Assistance (link)

Rent Assistance and Eviction Prevention (link)

Short Term and Transitional Housing (link)
None of these housing programs are endorsed by RUJ as sw-friendly. Please use your best personal judgement and if possible or necessary reach out to RUJ or a close friend to help you in your search for transitional housing.


Harm Reduction

NEEDLE EXCHANGES

LifePoint Needle Exchange (link) – Available in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Jefferson for SE Wisconsin. Their “roving” van comes to meet you. (see page for office and roving schedule)

Sixteenth Street Community Health Clinics (link) – 1337 South Cesar Chavez Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53204. 414-897-5645.

PLACES TO ACCESS PrEP
When accessing PrEP you can tell them you have multiple sexual partners. Mentions of sex work can end up in your medical record so be aware that other doctors may be able to access that info in the future.

What is PrEP? (link)
PrEP is a way to prevent HIV. By taking one pill every day, a person who has a higher risk of getting HIV can reduce their risk by over 90%.

AIDS Resource Center Wisconsin (link) – also has needle exchange (LifePoint Needle Exchange).
820 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203; 414-223-6800.
Other than their PrEP services and needle exchange, all their other services are for individuals with HIV/AIDS. They serve the insured, uninsured, and underinsured.

Froedtert Hospital – 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226; 414-805-6444. This place DOES NOT serve uninsured patients.

Greater Milwaukee Center for Health and Wellness (link)Also provides PEP services.
4655 North Port Washington Road, Suite 325, Glendale, WI 53212; 414-269-8282. This place accepts the insured and uninsured.

Holton Street Clinic – 3251 N. Holton Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212; 414-264-8800. This place ONLY accepts uninsured people.

Milwaukee Health Services (MLK Clinic) – 2555 N. Dr. MLK Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212; 414-267-2807 (ask for a nurse when you call). This place serves the insured and uninsured.

Outreach Community Health Center (link) – 210 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212; 414-727-6320. Ask for a PrEP appointment with Kelly or Lillian (these people are not endorsed by RUJ as sw-friendly, they’re simply who you have to set up your appointment with). This place accepts the insured and uninsured.

Sixteenth Street Community Clinic (link) – also has needle exchange. 1337 Cesar Chavez Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53204; 414-897-5583. Ask for Abi Gonzalez. This place accepts uninsured and insured people.

Wisconsin PrEP Providers (pdf)
This is a printable list of all the PrEP providers in Wisconsin.

FREE CONDOMS

Naughty Bags (link)

Places to access free condoms and sti testing (link)


Support Groups

SHEBA – 2439 N. Holton Street, 414-390-0444.
HIV and STI prevention. Peer and support services for Black trans women.


Legal Resources

Civitas – Criminal and Immigration Law (link)
Ÿ2224 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
414-949-5266

Marc E. Christopher – Criminal and Immigration Law
Christopher & De León Law Office (link)
Ÿ1578 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414.751.0051 (office)
marc@christopher-law.com

Modest Means Program (for individuals with income too high for other services; does NOT handle immigration law) (link)

Wisconsin Public Defenders Office – Adult Criminal Law (link)
Ÿ819 North 6th Street, Room 908
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-227-4130


Screening/Bad Date Lists

MKE Bad Date Sheet (link) – free; for all sex workers, mostly used by street-based sex workers or sex workers doing car dates

VerifyHim (link) – requires approved membership. For women only. Initially free for a few searches, then requires paid membership.


Wisconsin Abortion Access

Affiliated Medical Services (link)
Surgical and Pill abortions provided.
1428 N. Farwell Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-278-0424

Planned Parenthood – Milwaukee (link)
Surgical and Pill abortions provided.
435 S. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-276-8110

Planned Parenthood – Madison (link)
Surgical and Pill abortions provided.
3706 Orin Road
Madison, WI 53704
608-241-3854


Further Reading

Abuse Tactics That Affect Sex Workers (link)

Black, Brown, and Trans Sex Workers Are Constantly Erased (link)

How SESTA Screws Over Sex Workers (link)

Sex Workers and the Harm Reduction Movement (link)

Tumblr and SESTA/FOSTA (link)

For more articles, go to Resources for Allies.


Books

Each of these books has been recommended by sex workers. Where possible we have tried to note any problematic elements or possible triggers contained within each book.

• Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant

• Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry by Lola Davina

• Family Jewels: A Guide to Male Genital Play and Torment by Hardy Haberman. Note: book is cisnormative

• The Courtesan Handbook by Arden Moon. Note: book was written before SESTA/FOSTA was passed