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Downtown Chapel opens space for mothers in the sex trade

Painting by Sherry Lynn Dooley

By Amanda Waldroupe, staff Writer

Portland’s first and only drop in center for mothers involved in human trafficking, prostitution and other forms of sex work began on Saturday, May 15.

The drop-in center, called Our Mother’s House, is located in the basement of the Downtown Chapel, a Roman Catholic parish in downtown Portland. It offers a meal, hygiene items and access to resources and information for the women and their children.

More importantly, says founder Brian Willis, it offers a space for community and the chance for mothers involved in sex work to meet other women like them. Continue reading