If yes, then this is Human Trafficking. Which, is the practice of using force, fraud, or coercion to exploit people through labor and commercial sex.
You have rights and help is just a phone call away! There are people who understand and want to support you. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-800-373-7888 or text BEFREE (233-733)
What can you do if you WITNESS something or are a victim of human trafficking?
If you see something, say something: know someone who needs help?
Are you being sold for sex? Has someone forced you to sell your body for money or drugs?
Are you being forced to engage in any activity and can't leave?
Are you being forced to work? Is someone withholding your wages or documents?
ALAMEDA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE,
Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch Program
The ACDAO, H.E.A.T. Watch program is an innovative blueprint to combat H.E.A.T. on multi-disciplinary, multi-system collaborative basis that focuses on victim safety and trafficker accountability. We address these goals through a Diversion Program, Girls Court, SafeNet, prosecution, investigations, police, and regional trainings
and outreach. Because H.E.A.T. knows no borders, we have expanded our model outside of Alameda County. For more information, email BAHC@acgov.org. For non-emergencies, report suspected H.E.A.T. by calling the H.E.A.T. WATCH
Tip Line at 510-208-4959.
Self-empowered programs for Southeast Asian young women and girls: women's health topics, photography, cooking classes, leadership skills, and trips! Open Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6pm. Text or call 510-457-5758 for more information
BAY AREA WOMEN AGAINST RAPE (BAWAR)
BAWAR's Sexually Exploited Minors program provides 24-hour crisis stabilization to all survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Through community education, we work to humanize and de-stigmatize the voices and experiences of survivors. At both a personal and policy level, we advocate for
a genuine victim-centered approach within law enforcement agencies and the judicial/legal system. BAWAR offers advocacy and in-person counseling. All services are confidential. Call our free 24-hour rape crisis hotline at
COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA – BAY AREA
We serve all homeless and at-rick youth between the ages of 18-21, offer food, shelter, clothing and counseling. Depending on need, youth may also receive medical care, legal assistance, educational resources, job training and referrals. Our campus is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All services are provided free of charge. 510-379-1010 or 1-800-999-9999.
DREAMCATCHER YOUTH SERVICES
The Youth Support Center is for runaways, commercially sexually exploited and at-risk youth ages 13-19. The Center provides lunch & supper, laundry services, case management/crisis counseling, health education workshops, healthy clinic, legal aid, etc. The Youth Shelter is a safe place for youth ages 13-17 (or 18 if enrolled in school). Call 510-839-1559 or call toll free at 1-800-379-1114 for a safe place.
LOVE NEVER FAILS
Love Never Fails is committed to the restoration, education and protection of those at risk or currently being exploited in the US. We exist to demonstrate that they
are loved and valued by their community. We provide services for children, women and men including mentoring, workforce development, abuse prevention, and sex trafficking awareness education, search and rescue, legal services and referrals to case management, counseling and housing. For more information, please call
(Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving, Sexually Exploited Youth)
We advocate and facilitate the empowerment and inner transformation of sexually exploited youth by holistically addressing their specific needs. MISSSEY collaborates to bring about systemic and community change to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth through raising awareness, education and policy development. Our services include holistic case management informed by our collaborations with community partners to facilitate change. The SPA (Safe Place Alternative) is a year-round after school resource center - a safe place away from pimps - for exploited 12 to 18-year-old girls. To learn more about our other services, Mentorship Program, Foster Youth Program, and Training Institute, to go www.misssey.org. Referrals call 510-251-2070.
NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH CENTER
NAHC provides medical services, pediatrics, women's health care, teen health care, perinatal and more. For more information or to make an appointment or speak with an NAHC representative now, call 510-535-4400 for Oakland, or 415-621-8051 for San Francisco.
WEST COAST CHILDREN’S CLINIC
WCC provides long term individual, group, and family therapy, as well as foster youth development and transition age support groups. We also engage in trauma work for children in their first hours removed from home. Check us out at www.westcoastcc.org or call 510-269-9030.