I am sorry but why would anyone put down on a CV that they were a prostitute. society scorns us as a whole and most people still think what we do is criminal and against the law so no employer will be seen to employ anyone who puts this down as their employment.
It is one thing to be proud of what you do and another to put it on a CV. All you had to do was say you were a therapist or did massages. A bit of a lie yes but better than the truth.
The moment they saw that they no longer saw an employable woman but a person who could not be trusted and who in their eyes had no moral compass.
I think it was very foolish of you to even try to find any work voluntary of paid with that on your CV.
Imo, those are harsh words, Dani.
In my working career, I occasionally had the responsibility of drawing up short lists for job interviews. Very occasionally, I short-listed a candidate "from left field" as Sarah would appear to have been in this case [although, admittedly, never anyone who said she was an Escort] and made a point in the interview process of checking their motivation for applying for the post. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least one such person who was appointed
Being a typical "soggy liberal" who tries to see both sides of most arguments, I can see why the organization might reject Sarah's application; but their attitude strikes me as very judgemental for an organization which is trying to help homeless people - I just hope they aren't as judgemental with their clientele.