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3 Strands Global
Their cause is to fight against sex trafficking around the world. 3Strands was created to support organizations engaged in the fight. They began by partnering with www. agapewebsite.org to open training centers in Cambodia for girls rescued and restored through AIM’s program. Girls rescued need well paying, sustainable jobs so they can reintegrate back into their community with honor and dignity.
Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition
BAATC emerged from Freedom Summit 2011 as an official non-profit entity that will continue to serve as the respected “backbone” and connective tissue helping individuals, churches and anti-trafficking organizations work effectively together to build a unified San Francisco Bay Area response to human trafficking.
The Grateful Garment Project
The mission of The Grateful Garment Project is to ensure that every victim of a sexual crime who crosses the threshold of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) facility or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletries, snacks, and other miscellaneous items that he or she may require.
The Daughter Project (Global Family Care Network)
The Daughter Project is a holistic, asset based approach to counter the trafficking and abuse of young girls. DP works with local authorities, community based organizations and volunteers to prevent, intercept and restore young girls back to their families. Much emphasis is placed upon awareness campaigns held in rural communities, educating residents about the dangers of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Bhitri Sundarta, a girls' club curriculum, teaches girls to value themselves as daughters and find supportive community through which they learn to be good friends, set goals, and grow up as strong women and role models, ultimately helping young girls to protect themselves and support their peers.
San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT) has a membership of over 30 agencies representing a broad array of nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, service providers, educators, and community members. SFCAHT is committed to ending human trafficking through collaboration, education, outreach, advocacy, and supporting survivors of human trafficking by taking a zero tolerance stance on exploitation, violence, and human trafficking and building a strong group of anti-trafficking advocates and experts in San Francisco.
DreamCatcher Youth Services
The DreamCatcher Youth Program is a community based, multi-service agency. The DreamCatcher Shelter is the only one in Alameda County to offer runaway, at-risk, and homeless youth, ages 13-18, a safe place to sleep. The Shelter is free, voluntary and confidential. A bed, locker, bathrooms, and meals are provided. Also available to youth are case management services and access to other community resources. The DreamCatcher Support Center is a drop-in recreational center for ages 13-19. All Center services are free. Youth have access to computers, dinner/snacks, a laundry facility, healthcare, recreational activities, job training, case management, and much more.
Freedom House San Francisco
Freedom House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human-trafficking by providing a safe home and long-term aftercare. In August 2010, Freedom House launched The Monarch, the first safe house in Northern California for adult female survivors of human trafficking. The Nest, its residential shelter for minors, is located in Santa Clara County.
Since 2007, MISSSEY has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of sexual exploitation by supporting and advocating for youth who have been commercially sexually exploited. They are a survivor-led organization that is confronting human trafficking in Oakland, in Alameda County, and throughout California.
California Against Slavery
California Against Slavery is a non-profit, non-partisan human rights organization. They want to make human trafficking the riskiest criminal business in California.
First Aid Arts
Since 2010, First Aid Arts have been the leaders in bringing effective arts-based healing resources to trauma survivors and those who care for them. They offer trainings in the Healing Arts Toolkit program for staff and volunteers at organizations serving trauma survivors. They have been invited to train groups working with survivors of natural disasters, refugees and trafficking victims. In addition to training local trauma care providers in their Healing Arts Toolkit, they also offer weekly opportunities for local artists to volunteer with street youth at the YouthCare and New Horizons drop-in centers in Seattle. They speak regularly on trauma and the arts at national and international conferences, universities, churches and events of all kinds.
Backyard Broadcast is a nationwide organization working to spreading awareness of sex trafficking through the kids of this generation. They try to broadcast events that are happening in their own backyards, and eventually try to raise money for police trainings. The branch in Palo Alto is just one of 25 branches in the USA.
Because Justice Matters
Because Justice Matters is a local San Francisco based organization that reaches out to women who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic violence, and offers support to those experiencing isolation due to economic and cultural challenges. Their mission is to defend the freedom of every child, woman and man by empowering the people of California to fulfill their obligation to stop human trafficking.
Bridget’s Dream is a faith-based non-profit organization built on Biblical principles and dedicated to providing practical and immediate clinically-informed services to address the atrocious reality of America’s human sex-trafficking problem. Bridget’s life and death set their founder’s heart ablaze with a desire to see girls like Bridget experience redemption. As a partner of City of Refuge Sacramento, Bridget’s Dream is committed to the ongoing development of collaborative partnerships that meet the multi-faceted needs of those we serve.
Courage House (Northern California)
Courage House Northern California opened on August 1, 2011. It is a state-licensed, long-term residential level 12 group home for six girls, ages 11–17, with plans to build ten cottages on the 50-acre property to accommodate sixty girls in the future. Courage House Northern California is located in an undisclosed, rural location. The Courage House facility and program is intentionally designed to provide a long-term home as opposed to an opportunity to graduate from a program. Statistics show the majority of the young women who are victims of sex trafficking do not have safe homes and loving families to return to once they have “graduated from the program.” Trauma specialists report that the time frame of just beginning to recover from this type of complex trauma takes a minimum of 4 to 5 years. The Northern California location provides a beautiful, serene setting that offers a comprehensive, holistic approach unique to each child, which encompasses her physical, emotional, educational, psychological, and spiritual needs. Focused trauma therapy, an on-site school, dance/music/arts studio, equestrian and riding program, as well as a variety of classes in social and life skills are offered to each girl so she is thoroughly equipped, encouraged, and empowered to begin the journey of healing and restoration.
Freedom and Fashion
Freedom and Fashion is a fashion-oriented creative arts organization. They fight human trafficking and labor abuses by supporting and highlighting socially conscious initiatives in the fashion and creative industries. FnF is dedicated to educating society about the global social issues of modern-day slavery, human trafficking, child labor, and human rights violations. FnF addresses these injustices through the purchasing power of conscious consumerism, by increasing the demand for socially-responsible and ethically-produced goods and ensuring they are readily available to consumers.
Heavenly Treasures assists refugees, single mothers, widows, the physically disabled, women & children rescued from human trafficking, orphans, the disenfranchised, and many others. They focus on micro enterprise development in order to help these people find self-sufficiency and hope. All sale proceeds are reinvested back into the livelihood projects.
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor. IJM’s justice professionals work in their communities in 16 field offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America to secure tangible and sustainable protection of national laws through local court systems.
Love Never Fails
Love Never Fails is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and protection of youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking. They are devoted to expressing to each youth that they are valued, precious and loved by their community.
South Bay Coalition to End Trafficking (SBCEHT)
South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking (SBCEHT) is local organization that responds to human trafficking in the counties of Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz. It is made up of over 30 agencies that provide direct services to victims such as gift cards for the purchase school supplies and books, gift cards to purchase personal hygiene products, medical and dental visit allowances, clothing donations, and emergency housing funds to provide victims a temporary place to live. They also provide legal services to assist victims with immigration services, passport costs, and Visa applications as it is often the case that victims are undocumented. Like other human trafficking organizations, SBCEHT provides training and can participate in company events. In partnership with other organizations including the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), they host events to increase human trafficking awareness in the South Bay Area.
Made In A Free World
Made In A Free World believes that changing the world takes everyone. They are a network of individuals, groups, and businesses working together to disrupt slavery and make freedom go viral. They produce innovative campaigns, on the ground projects, consumer engagement tools, and business solutions designed to get slavery out of our system. Their dream is simple, "One day everyone and everything will be Made In A Free World." Visit them here.