Sex trafficking happens here. 2,000–3,000 women, men, and children are currently being exploited in the greater Seattle and King County area, and over half of them are homeless or in unstable housing. In 2018 over 700 individuals reached out to REST for services, hoping to find their path out of the sex trade. We believe that everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a life free from sexual exploitation. We exist to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people exploited in the sex trade. This means offering programs that are centered on the strengths, needs, and individual choices of each survivor we serve. In all of our programs, from crisis intervention through long term housing, we work with survivors to increase their safety and move toward healing, stability, and economic independence.