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dropIn service for sex-workers 14.10.2011
dropIn is a health clinic for sex-workers offering medical, social, psychological, and material to any sex-worker in need. This service also fights against sex-workers’ social exclusion (discrimination in housing, employment, etc.) and organises prevention campaigns against sexually transmitted diseases.
How is your donation used?
Your donation to the dropIn service helps any male or female sex-worker find a secure, neutral, and anonymous place where he or she can rest and receive help without being subjected to any moral judgement.
dropIn – service for sexworkers 29.09.2011
Contact the service at the following address. To find out more about this service, please see the pages dedicated to it.
Our resources 15.07.2011
The Luxembourg Red Cross’s clinic for sex workers provides the services and infrastructure required to welcome the people in need of the facility. From medical supplies to a comfortable environment, everything is available to offer sex workers (female and male) a user-friendly and warm space which provides them with what they need.
The spacious facilities include :
- A needle exchange outside the building ;
- A cafeteria with television ;
- A lounge ;
- A rest room ;
- Showers ;
- Lockers ;
- Fully equipped doctor’s surgery.
The service also provides the necessary resources for the sex workers to communicate, rest, cook, wash, do laundry, or get changed. The following are also provided: telephones, microwaves, loan of towels and hygiene products, washing machines, lockers, etc.
They can get health prevention supplies (condoms, lubricants) on a daily basis, and cleaning supplies and underwear on a weekly basis.
Qualified and motivated staff are available at all times to ensure comprehensive follow-up care for users of the service.
The staff are particularly dedicated to their role as objective listeners and provide a non- judgmental welcome to everyone who uses the facility.
The staff includes :
- One teacher ;
- One social worker ;
- A socio-educational assistant ;
- Two nurses ;
- Individuals who provide assistance during opening hours ;
- A psychologist attached to the drop-In centre who works on an appointment basis ;
- A social worker who is available without appointment on Wednesdays from 7-9pm.
Twice a week, the drop-In team goes out onto the streets to meet directly with sex workers to give them information, condoms, lubricants and, in winter, hot coffee.
The drop-In dispensary is 100% registered for its basic operations.