Getting Help for Victims
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Hotline
The NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, nongovernmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.
Call 1-888-3737-888 to report a tip; to connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or to request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Working with Victims of Human Trafficking in California
The following NGOs offer support specifically for victims of human trafficking in California. This is not an exhaustive list.
Disclaimer: The Attorney General’s Office does not endorse, have any responsibility for, or exercise control over these organizations’ and agencies’ views, services, and information.
Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative, San Francisco
(Partnership of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Asian Women’s Shelter, Donaldina Cameron House, and Narika)
Works with the North Bay Human Trafficking Task Force. Provides legal representation, social services, and access to emergency shelters for victims of human trafficking.
- (415) 567-6255
Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Los Angeles
Provides legal representation, help in securing permanent housing/work and aid in acquiring permanent residency for immigrants who were trafficked here for domestic work and sexual servitude.
- (213) 977-7500
Asian Women’s Shelter, San Francisco
Provides a shelter program, case management and access to health and legal services for female victims of trafficking.
- (415) 751-7110
- Hotline: (877) 751-0880, available 24 hours a day
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, San Diego/National City
Works with the San Diego North County Anti-Trafficking Task Force. Provides crisis intervention, help in reintegrating into daily life, as well as services such as shelter, legal aide, medical services, and counseling for victims of human trafficking.
- (619) 336-0770
- Hotline: (619) 666-2757, available 24 hours a day
Bay Area Women Against Rape, Oakland
Works with the East Bay Human Trafficking Task Force. Provides counseling, advocacy and referrals to victims of human trafficking.
- (510) 430-1298
- Hotline: (510) 845-7273, available 24 hours a day
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), Los Angeles
Works with the Los Angeles Metro Area Task Force on Human Trafficking. Provides social, legal and shelter services in one location, including physical and psychological health care, help in filing for T-Visas, and job training for victims of human trafficking.
- (213) 365-1906
- Hotline: (888) 539-2373, available 24 hours a day
Community Services Programs, Santa Ana
Works with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and provides victim assistance and services to all victims of crime.
- (949) 250-0488
Community Solutions, Morgan Hill
Works with the San Jose/South Bay Human Trafficking Task Force. Provides a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, legal advocacy, court accompaniment, and confidential shelter for male, female and minor victims of human trafficking.
- (408) 779-2113
- Hotline: (877) 363-7238, available 24 hours a day
Courage Worldwide, Rocklin
Works with the Sacramento Innocence Lost Task Force and others. Provides in-house shelter and support for female minors aged 11-17 who are victims of commercial sex exploitation.
- (916) 517-1616
Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission, Fresno
The Commission recently received a grant to help human trafficking victims and coordinates with the Fresno Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
- (559) 263-1000
Marjaree Mason Center, Fresno
Works with the Fresno Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Provides in-house shelter, educational assistance, crisis support, and counseling for female and minor victims of human trafficking.
- (559) 237-4706
- Hotline: (800) 640-0333, available 24 hours a day
My Sister’s House, Sacramento
Provides in-house shelter, counseling, basic provisions and help finding gainful employment. Although it is oriented towards serving the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander women, My Sister’s House will not turn anyone away.
- (916) 930-0626
- Hotline: (916) 428-3271, available 24 hours a day
Opening Doors, Sacramento
Provides assistance in finding safe shelter, health care, legal assistance, educational opportunities, business loans and employment for victims of human trafficking.
- (916) 492-2591
Operation Safe House, Riverside and Thousand Palms
Works with Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. Provides shelter, education, therapy, and employment assistance for male and female victims under the age of 21.
- (951) 351-4418
- Hotline: (800) 561-6944, available 24 hours a day
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), Sacramento
The agency recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer the Sacramento Rescue & Restore Coalition, which will help coordinate services to better identify and protect human trafficking victims, raise awareness about the issue in the Sacramento area, and create a network among NGOs and local government entities.
- (916) 263-1555
- Hotline: (866) 920-2592, available 24 hours a day
SAGE Project (Standing Against Global Exploitation), San Francisco
Works with North Bay Human Trafficking Task Force. Provides advocacy, healthcare, victim-centered therapy and education to anyone who is in the sex industries or has left the sex industries.
- (415) 905-5050
Stand Up Placer
Stand Up Placer is the state-certified Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking agency for Placer County. We provide the following services to survivors: advocacy, crisis intervention, emotional support, legal services, therapy, support groups, emergency and transitional housing, hotel and motel vouchers, transportation assistance, emergency food and clothing, accompaniment services to medical facilities for SART exams, police stations and on-scene with law enforcement.
- (800) 575-5352 Crisis Line