GEMS, an Organization Helping Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Trafficking in New York

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City that helps victims of sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking in New York by empowering them and providing resources that help them exit the sex industry.

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of girls and young women by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.

In this video from NYC Media's new web series NYC Catalyst, founder Rachel Lloyd talks about the organization's mission, methodology and direction.

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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