Modern 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.