A Way Out started in June 2002 when our founder, Jessie Jacobs, met a young girl walking the streets of Stockton trying to sell her body for sex.
That brief encounter motivated Jessie, two friends, and a small group of local people, united in their faith, to begin a project reaching out to these girls and helping them to find “A Way Out”.
Today, A Way Out continues to reach out to Stockton’s women and young people supporting them to live health, safe and whole lives.
A Way Out works in partnership with the relevant agencies and is supported by the local Christian community.
To hear some of the real life stories of the amazing women and young people we’ve worked with and our future vision, you can watch the video below.