Operation Esteem: Youth Incentive Program
Operation Esteem is one of The Grateful Garment Project’s many newest programs that focuses on the emotional and physical health of youth. We use a gift card incentive program to encourage sexual violence victims under the age of 18 to follow up with medical and counseling appointments. We believe these appointments, which can involve medical treatments, STD testing, therapy, and counseling are crucial in combatting the effects of trauma, ensuring the process of healing is guided by professionals, and facilitating the restoration of dignity. Operation Esteem provides $5 to $10 gift cards for various restaurants and appealing retailers when the survivor attends their follow up appointments.