For nearly 40 years, The Family Partnership PRIDE (Promoting Recovery, Independence, Dignity, and Equality) program has provided support services to sexually exploited women, teens, and their families. One of the first programs in Minnesota to effectively deliver services across a life span on behalf of women and teens reclaiming their lives, PRIDE is nationally recognized for its advocacy against commercial sexual exploitation.

“The Family Partnership taught me how to build leadership skill, to be strong, and how to attack tasks and challenges. They taught me not be afraid and that there is a process for being heard. I am grateful for those tools and continually incorporate them in my life.”

– Chris, PRIDE Alumni and Survivor

PRIDE offers:
  • Safety planning
  • Counseling and support groups
  • Legal assistance and advocacy
  • Resources and referrals
  • Case management
  • Education and systems advocacy
  • LGBTQ specific advocacy
  • Family advocacy
  • Economic empowerment

“We are not here to judge each other, but to offer support in hopes that each person will support the other while we all move toward the person we are yet to become.”

– PRIDE Alumni and Survivor

  • Safety planning
  • Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door connections and services
  • Support for homeless teens and young adults who are at risk for sexual exploitation
  • Male advocacy
  • LGBTQ-specific advocacy
  • West African advocacy
  • Family advocacy and education
  • Age appropriate education for teens and preteens
  • Support services for teens and parents
  • Survivor mentorship
  • Transitional services

“There is more than one path for our journey and there are different avenues towards empowerment. Find comfort in PRIDE. There are others like you, who have done what you’ve done and have been where you’ve been. We are all in the act of becoming.”

– PRIDE Alumni and Survivor

Referral Process
  1. Complete the referral form as much as possible.
  2. Attach a consent for release of information to the referral form
  3. Scan documents and email to Lorena Pinto Nevile at

To learn more about PRIDE, contact Lorena Pinto Nevile at PRIDE staff can also be reached by calling our 24-Hour Crisis Line at 612.728.2062 (Collect calls accepted) or call us toll-free at 888.774.3399.

Click here to download the PRIDE brochure