BELLE

The Beautiful Experiential Life Links to Empowerment (BELLE) Program was a very successful pilot project that ran from February 2008 to July of 2009. We are currently revising the program and seeking funding to run it again for a three year period. Sex workers from the downtown east side (DTES) of Vancouver will use PACE’s Asset Map to determine individual goals which they wish to accomplish over the course of the project. The Asset Mapping Tool allows individuals to determine their strengths, transferable skills and positive self-awareness which leads to increased self-esteem and self-efficacy. It will be implemented in one-to-one and group settings. From this work, the participants will identify some manageable goals which they will be supported in attaining over the course of the project.