If we are to have any chance of improving things for street prosititutes and the communities affected by prostitution, we need to hear the voices of street prostitutes themselves. Why are they on the streets? What is life like for them? What would make their lives more tolerable? What can we do to help them make the decision to leave the streets? With financial support from the Health Promotion and Social Development office of Health Canada, the Edmonton Social Planning Council went to the streets to ask prostitutes these and other questions. Over the spring and summer of 1993, ex-prostitutes interviewed 67 people who work the streets of the inner city. Their responses and suggestions are contained in the following report.