Exit Doors Here

For women wishing to leave the sex trade industry, Exit Doors Here provides a personalized suite of wraparound services and time-based interventions to ensure successful exiting.

Exit Doors Here uses a new evidence-based case management model of Critical Time Intervention (CTI). CTI has proven success in transitioning people from precarious and sensitive situations to stability.

The Exit Doors Here team provides emotional and practical support during critical times of transition and strengthens women's long-term ties to services, family, friends, and the community. 

The tream, comprised of trained and experienced outreach and housing counsellors, CTI case workers, peers, and a supervisor, delivers the program in a trauma-informed and harm-reduction framework. 

Admission Criteria

1. Female-identifying individual 18 years and over

2. At any stage of sex work  and whethter voluntary or involuntary

3. A desire to leave sex work

4. Reside in the GTA

5. Is experiencing at least two of the following:

            a. Has been, or at-risk of being in conflict with the law

            b. Lack of positive social support/nature support networks

            c. Substance use with negative impact

            d. Unemployment/underemployment/lack of employment skills

            e. Lack of basic life skills

            f. Lack of personal safety at the hands of an abuser

            g. At-risk of homelessness or is homeless

Critical Time Intervention (CTI)

CTI is a time-limited evidence-based practice that mobilizes support for vulnerable populations during periods of transitions. CTI facilitates community integration and continuity of care by ensuring that a person has enduring ties to their community and support systems during these critical periods. Services last 9 months delivered in three separete phases. 


Phase I: Transition to Community (Months 1-3)

  • client assessment for long-term support
  • client and CTI case worker co-develop a support plan
  • delivery of supports and direct services


Phase II: "Try Out" Phase (Months 4-6)

  • link client to relevant community services such as housing, employment and health services
  • case Worker monitors effectiveness of supports and intervens when neccessary
  • reasses support plan and make adjustments accordingly
  • less frequent meetings between client and case worker than in phase I.


Phase III: Transfer of Care (Months 7-9)

  • track and strengthen formal and informal supports
  • finalize supports for long-term
  • case worker links all supports with eachother to promote collaboration
  • lease intensive phase, fewer meetings between case worker and client


You can learm more about CTI here.



To learn more about Exit Doors Here or sign up for CTI, contact the team:


Phone: 416-924-3708 ext. 257

Email: exitdoors@efrytoronto.org

Fax: 416-504-4845



Laura is a street and law involved woman struggling with a history of substance abuse and frequent relapses. Laura participates in our Healing from Abuse program and is connecting much of her substance abuse issues with trauma she experienced as a child. By understanding how her history of trauma impacts her life today and how it can trigger her substance abuse, Laura is healing from her experiences and achieving sobriety.  Laura is staying sober, exploring employment opportunities and developing healthy and enriching relationships.