About us.

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Vision

We envision a world where no child is bought or sold. Through survivor-led programs we work to end commercial sexual exploitation of children by empowering youth and their allies to fight back.

Accomplishments 

Since 2002, My Life My Choice has impacted thousands of girls through mentorship, prevention, training and advocacy services.

 
 
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15,000 Service Providers

Successfully trained over 15,000 service providers in Massachusetts and nationally.

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2,300 Youth

Ran prevention groups with more than 2,300 youth.

33 States

Trained facilitators on our Prevention Curriculum in 33 states.

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500 Girls

Mentored more than 500 girls in Greater Boston.

 
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Our Team

 
Susan Alves  Senior Survivor Mentor & Assessment Specialist

Susan Alves
Senior Survivor Mentor & Assessment Specialist

Olivia Angood-Hardy  Youth Engagement Coordinator

Olivia Angood-Hardy
Youth Engagement Coordinator

Ashley Lucia Bermudez  Operations Associate

Ashley Lucia Bermudez
Operations Associate

Andrea Chery
Survivor Mentor

Akida Cooper  Survivor Mentor

Akida Cooper
Survivor Mentor

Amy Corbett, LMHC  Director of Prevention

Amy Corbett, LMHC
Director of Prevention

Ashlee (AJ) Espensen, MPH   Outcomes and Evaluation Manager

Ashlee (AJ) Espensen, MPH
Outcomes and Evaluation Manager

Mary Heida Flores, MPH   Prevention and Training Coordinator

Mary Heida Flores, MPH
Prevention and Training Coordinator

Lisa Goldblatt Grace, LICSW, MPH  Co-Founder & Executive Director

Lisa Goldblatt Grace, LICSW, MPH
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Simone Labbance   Development Coordinator

Simone Labbance
Development Coordinator

Katryn Haley-Little, LICSW  Clinical Director

Katryn Haley-Little, LICSW
Clinical Director

Heather Ho  Youth Engagement Specialist

Heather Ho
Youth Engagement Specialist

Holly Landry  Senior Survivor Mentor

Holly Landry
Senior Survivor Mentor

Bridgette MacDowell  Survivor Mentor

Bridgette MacDowell
Survivor Mentor

Evonne Meranus  Project Coordinator of Massachusetts Child Welfare Trafficking Grant

Evonne Meranus
Project Coordinator of Massachusetts Child Welfare Trafficking Grant

Tonya Morris  Senior Survivor Mentor

Tonya Morris
Senior Survivor Mentor

Audrey Morrissey  Associate Director & National Survivor Leadership Director

Audrey Morrissey
Associate Director & National Survivor Leadership Director

Nancy Rachel Rousseau  Director of Development

Nancy Rachel Rousseau
Director of Development

Sonja Solberg Potter  Senior Director of Operations

Sonja Solberg Potter
Senior Director of Operations

Sharon Teed-Medeiros  Senior Survivor Mentor & Assessment Specialist

Sharon Teed-Medeiros
Senior Survivor Mentor & Assessment Specialist

Nikki Valila  Director of Training

Nikki Valila
Director of Training

Tina Valila, LICSW, MSW  Director of Youth Services

Tina Valila, LICSW, MSW
Director of Youth Services

Barbara Wanyana  Survivor Mentor

Barbara Wanyana
Survivor Mentor

Ann Wilkinson  Director of Mentoring Services

Ann Wilkinson
Director of Mentoring Services

 

Advisory Board of Directors

 

Jennifer “Jenn” Borggaard, Chair

Ziba Cranmer, Vice Chair
BU Spark! 

Carolina Avellaneda
University of Massachusetts

Stacy Belf
State Street

Patricia Bellinger-Balzer
Harvard Kennedy School

Natanja Craig
The Boston Foundation

Camille Carlstrom
Fidelity Institutional Asset
Management

Brenda Diana
Ropes and Gray

Robert “Bob” Guttentag
Member, JRI Governing Board

Lisa Jackson
Imago Dei Fund

Barbara Kroncke
McCarter & English

Ayanna Pressley*
US Congress

Jacquelyn Redmond
J. Redmond Law PC 

Andrew “Andy” Takats
Sapient 

Brian Ulicny
Thomson Reuters

Robert Vail
The Boston Beer Company

*Honorary

Financial Integrity

At My Life My Choice, we are focused on building a lean operation with a committed staff and effective programming. We rely on diverse funding streams, including federal grants, earned income, private grants and individual giving to achieve this. We work diligently to grow the organization, without compromising the quality of our services, while planting the seeds for future sustainability and advancement.

 

Revenue – FY2018
$2,637,313

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Expenses – FY 2018
$2,534,646

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Job Opportunities

Assistant Clinical Director — Full Time

The Assistant Clinical Director assists the Clinical Director in providing clinical and administrative oversight to the Survivor Mentoring team at My Life My Choice.

Full job description

Survivor Mentor — Full time

The Survivor Mentor position is for a survivor of the commercial sex industry to serve as a mentor to young victims in Greater Boston.

Full job description

If you are interested in this, or a future position not listed above, please email your resume and cover letter to mlmcinfo@jri.org.