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.

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.

Asian Women’s Shelter, San Francisco

Provides a shelter program, case management and access to health and legal services for female victims of trafficking.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Opening Doors, Sacramento

Provides assistance in finding safe shelter, health care, legal assistance, educational opportunities, business loans and employment for victims of human trafficking.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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