Human Trafficking Program
Leading the effort to fight against human trafficking and helping survivors begin new lives.
What Is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where traffickers generally use force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of forced labor or services and/or commercial sex acts. Minors engaged in commercial sex acts are human trafficking victims regardless of whether the trafficker used force, fraud or coercion. Victims can be of any gender, age, or ethnicity. They could have been born in the United States or abroad. Human trafficking includes both labor and sex trafficking and is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
What We Do
The Human Trafficking Program is a platform for victims of both sex and labor trafficking. We are proud to be one of the few agencies in Northern California that serves males, females, minors, foreign and domestic nationals, and LGBTQ survivors. Our case managers provide intensive and comprehensive case management and are trained in trauma-informed care. We take a client-centered approach to empower survivors to become self-sufficient. We help survivors access safety, mental and medical care, immediate basic needs, employment assistance, transportation services, and immigration legal services.
The Human Trafficking program actively engages in outreach events in the community. Our knowledgeable staff is committed to raising awareness of the issue of human trafficking in our region and educating potential victims on the services we provide. We conduct presentations and trainings to educate those who are likely to come in contact with victims, such as emergency medical personnel, health inspectors, court personnel, those in the labor movement as well as other professionals and community members. We provide information that builds skills for identifying victims and referring them to appropriate services.