Founded in 2002, My Life My Choice (MLMC) is a groundbreaking, nationally recognized initiative designed to stem the tide of commercial sexual exploitation of adolescent girls. MLMC offers a unique continuum of survivor-led services spanning provider training, prevention groups for vulnerable adolescent girls, survivor mentoring to young victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and advocacy and leadership development. MLMC has successfully trained over 5,500 youth providers in Massachusetts and nationally, has provided prevention groups to 1,500 girls and mentored over 180 girls in the metro-Boston area. Our curriculum is used in more than 20 states.
MLMC is currently the only organization in Massachusetts employing a survivor-led model proven effective in helping girls leave harmful situations and build new lives for themselves. Survivor first-hand accounts of victimization have informed all group and training curricula and offer a powerful voice of authenticity to girls entrapped in a life of abuse—allowing MLMC to have a significant impact on a hard-to-reach population. We employ survivors as group leaders, trainers, and mentors. Through victim-centered programs, education and outreach, and advocacy, MLMC is working to change the landscape—empowering adolescent girls to find a positive life path and help end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
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My Life My Choice
989 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215