It’s Our 6th Birthday!

It’s been six years since I officially launched The Cupcake Girls, and I find that I am still humbled and blown away by what we have been able to accomplish together. It’s been two years since we talked about the anniversary of our founding, and 2015 and 2016 brought tremendous growth to our organization. We have added staff in both cities, and now have a team of social work interns providing support to our clients in ways we only dreamed of in the beginning!

LVPD is now calling us to provide aftercare for survivors of domestic sex trafficking, and we have better resources and partnerships in place to provide that care, and so much more. We are on the cusp of opening a resource center to bring support and care to our clients and the community in new and exciting ways, including potential employment opportunities.

2016 also saw us raise the largest amount of money in our history with The Sweet Run – just over $80,000! From the beginning, we have been strengthened by the skills, talents, and time commitments of over 350+ volunteers. Our local communities in Portland and Las Vegas have come together to create 175+ partnerships, providing quality care and services to our clients.

But why does it matter? There is no one better equipped to tell you how big of a difference our mission is making than our clients themselves:

How do we help those working in the sex industry?  Over the past six years, we have provided:

  • 1423 individual case management meetings & peer support group

  • 435 professional sessions with doctors, dentists, and lawyers

  • 350 instances of providing mental health assistance, including suicide screenings

  • 155 sessions for career counseling/resume building, & education support

  • 151 prenatal, new parent, and family resources

  • 145 financial grants or care packages given to assist with rent, bills, and other needs

  • 119 housing referrals and support

  • 76 financial planning referrals, including tax advising

It is with tremendous gratitude that we extend our thanks for empowering us to serve this community.  With continued financial and volunteer support, we look forward to giving even more in the years ahead. 

Want to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary by donating to The Cupcake Girls?  Every $6, $60, $600, and $6,000 helps us change a life … one cupcake at a time.
Peace, love and cupcakes,

President & Founder