Membership is open to any individual who:
*Why do we say both “was commercially sexually exploited as a child” and “engaged in commercial sex while a minor”? Both of these fit the definition of the TVPA but reflect the diversity of ways our members describe their experiences. Some, especially those who were sex trafficked as small children, do not identify as being a “youth in the sex trades” due to the unique circumstances of their experiences. And others prefer to describe their experiences as being a “youth in the sex trades” due to the extenuating circumstances that necessitated their sex trading (such as homelessness, fleeing family abuse, etc.). We honor the self-descriptions of our members, and recognize that this definition or explanation does not capture the full diversity of experiences of trafficking.
Before renewing or applying for membership, please review our Values Statement here. (Page will be updated as values are released)
OUR INITIAL APPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER to give us time to finish processing new and renewing memberships and onboard our recent round of new members. We anticipate re-opening membership for another round of applicants during the month of December. Please sign up for our newsletter below to receive notifications about the NSN’s work between now and then.
Can access without membership:
Members can access before or without attending the 1-hour orientation:
Members can access after attending a 1-hour orientation:
As part of our commitment to hosting a safer, braver, emergent space, we have group agreements that guide our meeting times together. The list below is current as of November 20, 2022, and will be updated at our website quarterly as needed.