Provides emergency housing and residential coordination, case management, mental health services, peer support and victim outreach and advocacy to men, women and LGBTQ-identifying individuals impacted by CSEC and sex and labor trafficking. Serves all San Diego County. Contact (760) 842-6526.
A faith-based nonprofit in North County for women and girls who have been trafficked or sexually exploited. Program includes support services around basic needs, connection to housing, medical, therapy and peer-led support groups. A safe housing program is available for adult women. Contact (858) 598-3238.
An alliance of more than 60 government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America to combat slavery and human trafficking. Services range from emergency response to long-term case management, including housing, mental health, immigration relief and legal advocacy. Contact (619) 336-0770.
Provides dedicated housing and a comprehensive recovery program, including case management, psychotherapy, education, adjunct therapies and community collaboration for medical, dental, tattoo removal and more for women, ages 18 and up, who have been sexually trafficked.
Contact (619) 818-4026.
House of Josephine - Catholic Charities:
Provides emergency shelter for women 18+, their children and transgender women for up to 120 days in a centrally located home. Services include food, clothing, toiletries, life skills training, intensive case management, individual counseling, job readiness and placement and immigration services.
Contact (619) 287-9454.
The Salvation Army Door of Hope:
Betty’s House is a transitional housing program for four women and their children, who are survivors of human trafficking. Supportive services: case management, goal planning, counseling, parenting and life skills classes, food and clothing, pastoral counseling, recovery and women’s groups and a computer lab. Contact (858) 505-3947.
Child Welfare Services:
Call the Child Abuse Hotline when you suspect a child/youth is being trafficked.
Reports can be made 24/7.
San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force:
The San Diego HTTF is a cooperative effort including local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies that utilize a victim-centered approach. The HTTF uses the model advanced by the U.S. and California Departments of Justice to combat human trafficking through the
4 P’s; Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships. Contact (858) 495-3611.
Please note this is not a 24/7
emergency hotline. This is a tip line where you will be prompted to leave a message and a taskforce member will follow up. If this is an emergency, contact 911.
San Diego Youth Services STARS:
A program designed for youth ages 13-24 who have experienced the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and/or domestic human trafficking. Services include case management, support groups, mental health services, Independent Living Skills, detention outreach and community trainings. Contact (619) 521-2250 x3804 or (619) 993-8050.
San Diego Youth Services I CARE:
Supports youth up to the age of 21 who are at-risk for or victim of commercial sexual exploitation by providing emotional support and promoting healing. Mental Health Clinic provides therapy and psychiatry services. Drop-in Center services include case management, education and employment support, and family and peer support. Services also support caregivers. Contact
(619) 521-2250 x3816.
A faith-based non-profit offering housing and rehabilitation services for survivors of sex trafficking. CIH provides housing, case management, therapy, financial help and other services for female adult survivors and their children. Starting soon, CIH will also have a rehabilitative program for minors. Contact (619) 431-5537.
Freedom From Exploitation:
A peer-driven recovery program. Services are offered to minors and adults victimized by the commercial sex industry and include education and outreach to minors and adults in custody, a First Offenders Program, a transgender support group and participation in the District Attorney’s Prostitution Impact Panel. Contact Kathi Hardy at
(619) 459-4877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer-led First Offender Program in North County for survivors with a 647b charge. Weekly support group opened to CSEC youth with incentives for attendance. Program focuses on harm reduction and coercion resiliency education. Contact (442) 777-2046.
Casa Cornelia Law Center:
A 501(c)(3) public interest law firm providing quality pro bono immigration legal services to indigent victims of human and civil rights violations, including trafficking survivors. Contact (619) 231-7788.
Free to Thrive empowers survivors of human trafficking to be free from exploitation and to thrive by providing them with legal services and connections to other supportive services. Contact (619) 684-0025.
Chadwick Center for Children and Families:
Medical services and SART exams for minor victims of CSEC. Additional services include forensic interviews and counseling trauma. Contact (858) 966-5980. Sexual abuse doctor on call: (858) 576-1700.
La Maestra: The International Human Trafficking Program:
Serves victims of trafficking, labor and sex of any age, gender and country of origin. The program provides medical, legal and mental health services. Case management includes financial assistance (for international victims only), basic needs, bus passes, food, housing assistance and classes. Contact (619) 564-7010.
A student-centered human trafficking awareness and prevention curriculum for middle and high school children. It provides an interactive multimedia training for students and their families. Through role play, discussion and information, participants develop techniques to recognize the red flags and vulnerabilities around trafficking. Contact Catherine Hanna Schrock at email@example.com.
An after-school intervention that aims to build the resilience of vulnerable children ages 8-12 through the provision of group mentoring and coping skills within a safe and trusted environment. Contact Bianca Morales-Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (612) 805-8043.
PROTECT (Prevention Organized to Education Children on Trafficking):
Human trafficking prevention education program that teaches students and teachers the signs and tactics of traffickers. PROTECT provides educators with online trainings and downloadable elementary, middle and high school curricula. Contact Don Buchheit at email@example.com or (619) 770-9611.