We reach out to women and teens who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantages and specific barriers to upward mobility, resulting in higher risk of sexual exploitation in San Antonio, TX.
We meet daughters, mothers, and sisters where they are, providing an access point to support and services.
We become an ally to women and teens who find themselves in a transitional period in life.
We advocate for women’s human rights, dignity, and equity.
Our programs & partnerships provide trauma-informed care & wrap-around support.
These services include personal mentoring, licensed professional counseling, peer support groups, legal advocacy, and case management.
Our educational programs reach survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking, teens and women at-risk.
ForTeens is an exploitation prevention program providing stabilizing support and educational resources for teens at-risk, teen mothers and their children. We equip youth with tools to identify the warning signs of exploitive relationships and learn how to become advocates for themselves and allies for their peers.
Through For Her Digital, we provide online life skills classes, vocational workshops, and continuing education.
Together, we create opportunities for spiritual and relational connection, educational growth, and workforce development.
We offer opportunities for individuals, businesses and members within the faith community to link arms and be a part of the solution to these immediate needs.
Our partners in the For Her Network engage in this work through volunteerism, monetary donations, sponsorships and contributing pro-bono professional services.
Meet the Team
Activist, Founder & CEO
Kayla Moilanen, a San Antonio native, is driven to tear down walls that divide our community, address systemic inequities, and create connections where all can feel safe and welcome.
Kayla is the founder and CEO of For Her, a local non-profit which fosters dignity and grows equity for women at risk, especially those who have been sexually exploited. For Her was born from Kayla’s own experiences with sexual assault, which inspired her to be a catalyst for change by educating and motivating others towards more holistic approaches that bring healing instead of perpetuating fear and shame-- especially societal attitudes towards the commercialization of sex and women.
For the last nine years, her efforts have been targeted towards mobilizing outreach and providing free advocacy and services for survivors of sexual exploitation. Today, Kayla has become a sought-after voice and advocate for marginalized women.
Kayla is an ordained minister, has served on the Bexar County Prostitution Prevention Committee, is a member of Strip Church Network and Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking.
Development & Communications Director
Yadira (Yadie) Gonzales is a communication and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in public relations, crisis and reputation management, public affairs, digital marketing, corporate social responsibility, broadcast, and fundraising.
She has worked for both nonprofit and private sector entities that include leadership roles as a senior corporate relations consultant for a Fortune 500 Company and as an enterprise-wide Spanish-language lead.
However, Yadira’s passion lies in the work that she has done in advocating for change through various convenings, including meeting with the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration and providing counsel to national nonprofit leaders regarding policy advocacy and communications. Additionally, she is focused on mission delivery and working in partnerships with diverse representatives from various communities and organizations for local and national nonprofits through her volunteer efforts.
Yadira has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University. Yadira, a South Texas native, by way of many military installations abroad and the U.S., now calls San Antonio home.