Rescuing the Oppressed

Sex Trafficking

hfsd_icon_traffickingModern day slave owners make nearly 810 million dollars a year by trafficking girls in San Diego – it’s big business, and our city is one of the top hubs in the country for this growing and insidious industry. Using threats, coercion, and violence, traffickers force girls and boys to sell their bodies at tremendous cost to the victims and enormous profit for their traffickers.

Hope for San Diego seeks to build awareness about this hidden blight on our city. We support survivors of trafficking by sending volunteers and grant funds to our affiliates that serve the needs of those in recovery.

Learn more – View the recording of our Untangling Human Trafficking event featuring speakers from government, victim services, and survivors themselves.

Get Involved

Know someone in need of  immediate help? Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-3737-888 or text HELP to BeFree (233733).

15 Ways You Can Combat Human Trafficking

Many of us want to help, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do! Here are some tips on how to offer practical assistance. Learn More.

Items Needed

Plus size women’s warm season clothing, socks, pajamas, toiletries, grocery gift cards.Items may delivered to Redeemer Church (1831 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA, 92024) labeled Hope for San Diego.

Mentoring

Hope for San Diego works with organizations that bring recovery and healing to women who have been traumatized by the sex trafficking industry. These organizations need women who will come alongside those in recovery programs as friends, mentors, and educators. We are particularly in need of those trained as counselors and social workers. Because of the sensitive nature of this work, the first step is to fill out a volunteer application and attend training sessions. Request more info.

Upcoming Opportunities

To view all volunteer opportunities in calendar format, click here.

    Churches Against Trafficking Meeting
    October 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Churches Against Trafficking (C.A.T.) is privileged to have Susan Munsey, Director of GenerateHope, lead the discussion for the second annual Survivor Leaders Panel. Several local Survivor Leaders will be sharing their stories; their challenges, hopes, and dreams in journeys that have taken them from being victims, to becoming survivors, and eventually to “thrivers.” This will be a night you don’t want to miss!

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    San Diego 5K Aruna Run
    October 21, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Across the world, today, millions languish in sexual slavery. They are more than statistics; they are individuals, with hopes and fears, dreams and doubts. Apart from someone stepping into their need, young women like Reshma will never be free. Each Aruna Run participant will run for a woman, by name, who is still enslaved to raise awareness of her need and funds to bring freedom.

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Affiliates

Alabaster Jar Project

Alabaster Jar Project restores, rehabilitates, and empowers women and young girls who have been affected by trafficking and sexual exploitation. Its program provides a safe, nurturing living environment that facilitates spiritual, physical, mental and emotional healing along with an array of support services and educational opportunities.

Our Support

Hope for San Diego fully funds the work of Alabaster Jar’s Escondido Resource Center, which serves more than 100 women emerging from sex trafficking each year.  The center serves drop-in clients with case management and tangible needs (food, clothing), computer access, connection to medical and mental health service, and hosts small group support meetings and bible studies.

www.alabasterjarproject.org


Generate Hope

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GenerateHope provides a long-term, comprehensive recovery program to young women who have been sexually trafficked. Through housing, healing, and education, GenerateHope empowers these survivors to discover freedom and to walk independently into a new life.

Our Support

Hope for San Diego funds a critical, short-term research project that will provide best practice knowledge to spur growth and effectiveness for the regional sex trafficking survivor care system. The long-term impact of this initiative will substantiate Generate Hope’s innovative model with formal research data, improving the ability to personalize and speed recovery for trafficking victims, while also providing key insights into how this care model can be scaled and replicated in other communities.

www.generatehope.org