Freedom House opened The Monarch, the first safe house in Northern California for adult female survivors of human trafficking. Survivors can stay at the Monarch for up 18 months, followed by an aftercare program. The Nest, its residential shelter for minors, is located in Santa Clara County, where survivors can stay until age 18.
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Freedom House works closely with social service agencies such as homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, case managers, and mental health agencies to identify survivors of human trafficking, and to provide them with the care and services they need to rebuild their lives. Through our innovative aftercare model, Freedom House is breaking the cycle of exploitation and creating new futures for survivors.
Los Angeles, California
Journey Out offers case management and referrals, survivor mentorship – giving peer-to-peer support and counseling, individual therapy and crisis counseling, GED tutoring and preparation, HIV testing and education, medical and vocational referrals, and meeting basic needs by providing food, clothing, hygiene products and condoms.
Mission: Our mission is to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.
Women’s Justice Center
Mission: To provide advocacy, free of charge, for victims of rape, domestic violence, and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other under served communities of Sonoma County. To provide advocacy training and community education.
Recursos bilingues sobre violacion, violencia domestica y prostitucion.
GABRIELA Network, USA
GABRIELA Network is a US based multi-racial, multi-ethnic women’s solidarity organization. They work with GABRIELA Philippines, an alliance of 110 women’s organizations, institutions and centers. They work on issues which impact the women and children of the Philippines, but which have their roots in the decisions made in the United States.
GABRIELA Network’s organizational objectives are as follows:
1. To create and strengthen understanding between the women of the Philippines and the women of the United States;
2. To inform and educate people of the United States on the impact of global and US policy decisions on women of the Philippines;
3. To consolidate, support and organize women for the solidarity with GABRIELA Philippines;
4. To serve as a matrix within which women of all colors and races can work together on specific issues common or related to both the United States and the Philippines.
Prostitution Research and Education (PRE)
San Francisco, California
PRE develops research and educational programs to document the experiences of people in prostitution. The purpose of Prostitution Research & Education is to organize against the institution of prostitution and advocate for alternatives to prostitution – including emotional and physical healthcare for women in prostitution. A purpose of PRE is to reflect the voices of one of the world’s most disenfranchised groups: prostituted women and children. The project’s goal is to empower this constituency by documenting their perspectives through research, public education, and arts projects.
PRE develops innovative approaches to educating the public about the issue of prostitution – including how prostitution is an issue of women’s rights, how prostitution is about racism, and the ways in which prostitution is also about poverty and basic human rights. International, and US components of the research and facts about prostitution are at PRE’s website.
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)
San Diego, California (with partners in Mexico and Latin America)
Mission: BSCC’s goal is to bilaterally prevent and intervene in the commercial and sexual exploitation of women and children while advocating for all exploited persons.The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is an alliance of over 60 government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America that is convened in and along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Services: Advocacy for prostituted and trafficked girls and women. Assistance in providing a comprehensive, multifaceted network providing wrap-around services to women, men, and children who have been victimized by traffickers and held as slaves. Workshops provided for agencies offering services to victims of trafficking.
Mission: SafeHouse is a clean and sober living community that empowers homeless prostituted women to gain the skills and resources they need to grow and become independent and self-sufficient members of society.
Services: Transitional housing for 12 to 24 months for women seeking to leave prostitution. Comprehensive treatment services including six months of outpatient day treatment, weekly case management and intensive individual psychotherapy to address histories of trauma and other effects of the prostitution lifestyle, group therapy and peer counseling, educational and vocational training and rehabilitation, money management and other life skills training. Program provides assistance with food, clothing, medical, dental and vision care. Resident committee self-manages community building recreation budget. After-care services for graduates. Beautiful homey atmosphere, garden, home gym, laundry facilities, near public transportation. 12 residents share six roomy bedrooms, a huge renovated kitchen, living room, meeting rooms, and four full bathrooms.
Mary Magdalene Project
South Gate, California
Mission: Long-term residential rehabilitation program for women who want to leave prostitution.
Services: Food, clothing, shelter, medical care, individual and group counseling, job training for 18 months to 2 years.
Children of the Night
Los Angeles, California
Phone: 818-908-4474 or 1-800-551-1300
Mission: Quitting prostitution is like quitting the Mafia. Dedicated to assisting children aged 11-17 who are sexually abused and who prostitute on the streets for food and shelter.
Services: Shelter, rescue from pimps, counseling, GED preparation, ticket to go home, medical appointments, court appearances. Se habla Espanol.