Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that is widespread and occurs in the United States, California, and our County. Traffickers abuse their victims for the purpose of involuntary servitude, slavery, and/or debt bondage through force, fraud, and coercion.
It is one of the largest criminal industries in the world and the fastest growing. 1 in 3 women reports experiencing an abusive relationship in their lifetime. The frequency of that abuse escalating to trafficking is coming to light. Traffickers do not discriminate; they target the young and the old, men and women, and people from all social economic backgrounds.
YWCA has been privileged to assist with services which include, but are not limited to, emergency and permanent housing, weekly case management, supportive counseling and therapy, addiction treatment and services, advocacy and support, legal assistance, education and job training, and connection to community resources.
Our Human Trafficking program is a 12-18 month program.
We are committed to helping survivors of trafficking succeed and walk with them on this journey of healing and growing. Our commitment is two-fold: to help them to learn to live, love, trust, and laugh again and realizing that society is not perfect, our commitment is not to change society, but together and with the support of our YWCAMC family, to change ourselves so we can live a healthy and free life in an imperfect society.