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Gratitude: Community, Equity, Justice and Hope

You can make a difference in the lives of so many survivors of sex trafficking by donating to our Gratitude Campaign today! In the past year, Amara has provided free legal services to over 100 people. To continue this work in 2023, we need your support! The "Gratitude Campaign" represents our gratitude for the unique role that Amara serves as the only legal service provider exclusively dedicated to providing free state-level legal services to sex trafficking survivors and sex workers in the DC-metro area. Your donation will enable more survivors to get the legal help they need to heal and move forward. Support our clients' fight for justice and equity this holiday season with a donation to our Gratitude Campaign!


The judicial system in the United States is slow to respond, and, without a coordinated community-based response to sex trafficking, many survivors are often re-victimized and criminalized. As a result, survivors are often relegated to the shadows of society, suffering severe abuse and trauma at the hands of their traffickers. This makes getting out of the “life” terrifying and perpetuates a cycle of exploitation.

The Amara Legal Center works to break this cycle. Amara is the only legal aid organization in the DC-metro region solely dedicated to providing trauma-informed legal services to survivors of sex trafficking and those who have been harmed by the commercial sex industry. Since its founding in 2013, Amara has provided legal services in almost 800 case matters for over 500 clients. We look at our work through a racial and social justice lens, applying a holistic approach to helping clients navigate the legal system. The majority of Amara’s clients are U.S. born, Black, cis- and trans- women, ages 18-29, survivors of sex trafficking, some as young as 12 years-old, who experience homelessness, mental health issues, severe trauma, and living below the federal poverty guideline.

Help us amplify the voices of survivors, elevate the discussion, and break the injustice faced by survivors by becoming a "Gratitude Campaign" donor. Your contribution will help Amara provide 100 survivors with free legal services and give them hope as they move forward in their journeys towards healing!

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