SWOP-Chicago T-Shirts and Bags now available at Early to Bed

You can now purchase SWOP-Chicago’s “I Heart Chicago Sex Workers” T-Shirts and “Hug A Ho” and “Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights” tote bags at Andersonville shop, Early to Bed. Our shirts are $20 each and come in a variety of colors and totebags cost $8. Show your sex worker rights pride by wearing our gear around town! All proceeds benefit SWOP-Chicago.

Early to Bed is located at 5044 North Clark Street in Chicago.

May Sex Worker Support Group-Saturday, May 6

swsg-2-03-1-1024x1024Join us for our monthly sex worker support group in conjunction with lifeworks psychotherapy center. Whether you are a (current or former) sex worker in need of support or a sex worker willing to offer support to others, please join us!

Saturday, May 6 from 4:00-5:30PM

Topic: Economics & Personal Life.

April’s meeting about relationships brought up the intersections between economic and personal life, and how both the ebb and flow of income and the secrecy and concern around financial disclosure affect stress and connections with others. This month, we’ll follow that thread further to explore the unique impacts sex work can have on financial well being, stress and management.

In our May meeting, we invite you to gather around and share your experiences, struggles, skills and resources related to financial life and economic identity.

Note: The monthly topic is a starting place for conversation and connection. Our intention is to follow the needs and interests of those in attendance. If you would like support or feedback on another topic or issue, please feel free to speak to a facilitator at the outset of the group or to share in the group.

This group meets at SWOP Chicago (Coalition Impact), 405 W Superior St, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654.

This support group is for individuals who identify currently or previously as sex workers. If you are in the sex trade, you may experience stigma, shame, guilt or isolation. You may find it is a struggle to develop, manage and sustain positive and supportive personal relationships. You may have interpersonal conflicts within the industry, or difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support from others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center, and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.) The group is facilitated by Brandon Haydon, LCSW, Cassandra Damm, LCSW and SerpentLibertine, LCSW.

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group- Saturday, April 1. New Day and Location!

Join us for this month’s sex worker support group in conjunction with Lifeworks Psychotherapy at our new location downtown at 405 W. Superior, Chicago. 7th floor. Saturday, April 1 from 4:00-5:30PM.

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April’s Topic: Relationships

Relationships are rewarding and challenging for many people and we hope to provide a positive space for sex workers to come together to discuss those risks and rewards. Though we welcome all sex workers with whatever is on your mind. We would like to note that this meeting is exclusively for people who have done sex work at some point in their lives and you need not be currently employed in the sex trade.

We request a $10 optional donation but nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Facebook link- https://www.facebook.com/events/1796852050576547/

Sex Worker Support Group- Tuesday, February 7

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Monthly on 1st Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
February 7

Location: Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310.

This group meets at  Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. Free parking in lot.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. along with members of SWOP-Chicago.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

Sex Worker Support Group- Tuesday, January 10 from 6-7:30PM

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Monthly on Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, January 10

This group meets at Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310. Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

LifeWorks practice brochure — downloadable PDF

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group this Tuesday, December 6 at Lifeworks Psychotherapy

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SEX WORKER SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
December 6

This group meets at Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310. Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line.

At our first support group meeting there was quite a bit of shuffling around about what name to use on the name tags. One participant said, “names are a big thing.”  So, what is in a name? What’s the big thing names are? Does your name represent who you are in the trade? Does it protect you from being outed in public and personal walks of life? Does it make you more appealing, mysterious? If you are hiding your identity, what is it you are hiding? Let’s discuss together.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

LifeWorks practice brochure — downloadable PDF

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group- This Tuesday, November 1 at Lifeworks Psychotherapy

swsg-2-03-1-1024x1024SEX WORKER SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
November 1, 
December 6

This group meets at Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310. Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line.

November’s Topic: What’s In A Name?

At our first support group meeting there was quite a bit of shuffling around about what name to use on the name tags. One participant said, “names are a big thing.”  So, what is in a name? What’s the big thing names are? Does your name represent who you are in the trade? Does it protect you from being outed in public and personal walks of life? Does it make you more appealing, mysterious? If you are hiding your identity, what is it you are hiding? Let’s discuss together.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

LifeWorks practice brochure — downloadable PDF