Anti-Human Trafficking Resources

Call 9-1-1 if you are in danger

If you are safe and want information, continue reading. Sections below include specifics for Placer County, and additional regional, state, and national resources.

Call 2-1-1 or 833-342-5211 for more information about any of the topics on this page


Placer County provides a collaborative response to identification and treatment of child abuse, commercially sexually exploited children, and those at risk for exploitation. Children’s System of Care partners with Placer County ProbationPlacer County Office of EducationKidsFirst, community partners, and local law enforcement to provide support for youth and families affected by human trafficking.

Information on this site includes local resources for legal, drop-in centers, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services, counseling and advocacy, housing, and educational resources for those impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation and human trafficking in Placer County. 

REPORT CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING NOW

What is CSEC?

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)  refers to a range of crimes involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child for financial benefit or exchange for anything of value such as food, shelter, drugs, or protection from any person.

When a person younger than 18 is used to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion involved.

This CSEC flyer from Placer County Office of Education has information about types of CSEC, how to identify it, risk factors, how to report it, and more.

CRISIS LINES – GET HELP

PLACER COUNTY

  • Adult Crisis Services – Auburn and Adult Crisis Services – Roseville – Adult System of Care – County of Placer. For any Placer County resident age 16+ experiencing a mental health crisis. 24-hour crisis line 916-787-8860 or toll free 888-886-5401
  • Children’s Crisis Services – Children’s System of Care – County of Placer. 24-hour crisis line 916-872-6549 or toll free 866-293-1940
  • Crisis Intervention & Family Support – Sierra Community House – Based in Tahoe/Truckee. 24-hour crisis line 800-736-1060
  • Stand Up Placer – Based in Western Placer County. Stand Up Placer provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and their families. 24-hour crisis line 800-575-5352. If this number is ever not working, phone 211 or 833-342-5211 to request alternate number.

REGIONAL – may be able to provide info, and possibly some services, to residents of Placer County

  • Community Beyond Violence – Based in Western Nevada County. 24-hour crisis line 530-272-3467. Text 530-290-6555 – M-F 9am-5pm (excluding holidays). Chat rc.chat/cbv – M-F 9am-5pm (excluding holidays)
  • Community Violence Solutions – Based in Contra Costa and Marin counties. 24-hour crisis line 800-670-7273 or Text “CVS” to 20121
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center – Based in Reno, NV. 24-hour crisis line 775-329-4150. Text DVHELP or DVSAFE to 839863 (M-F 9am-5pm)
  • Live Violence Free – Based in El Dorado and Alpine counties. 24-hour crisis line 530-544-4444
  • My Sister’s House – Based in Sacramento. Serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services. 24-hour support line 916-428-3271
  • WEAVE – Based in Sacramento. WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) promotes safe and healthy relationships and provides a variety of multi-lingual services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. 24-hour support & information line 916-920-2952

STATE & NATIONAL

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 24-hour crisis linePhone 988. English – Text 988. Español – Envía AYUDA al 988. Chat – Click Chat option on 988 home page
  • CA Youth Crisis Line 24-hour crisis linePhone 800-843-5200. Text 800-843-5200. Chat – Click Chat option on CA Youth Crisis Line web page
  • Crisis Text Line 741741 24-hour crisis text line. English – Text HOME to 741741. Español – Envía HOLA al 741741
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline – love is respect – 24-hour support & informationPhone 866-331-9474. Text LOVEIS to 22522. Chat – Click Chat option on love is respect home page
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-hour support & informationPhone 800-799-7233 (800-799-SAFE). Text START to 88788. Chat – Click Chat option on NDVH home page
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline 24-hour support & information. Operated by Polaris which works to end human trafficking. Phone 888-373-7888. Text 233733. Chat – Click Chat option on NHTH home page
  • National Runaway Safeline (NRS) aims to keep runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth in the United States safe and off the streets. It responds to youth and families in crisis, serving as a national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Phone 800-786-2929 (800-RUNAWAY)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 24-hour support & information. The hotline is operated by RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Phone 800-656-4673 (800-656-HOPE). Chat – Click Chat option on RAINN home page
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline 24-hour support & information. StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic, dating, and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. They support with advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals for legal services, and more. Phone or text 844-762-8483
  • Trevor Project 24-hour support & information. Trevor Project crisis counselors answer calls, chats, or texts from LGBTQ+ young people 24/7 who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ+ identity, depression, and suicide. Phone 866-488-7386. Text START to 678678. Chat – Click Chat option on Trevor Project web page

Drop-In Centers

REGIONAL

  • Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) – Based in Sacramento. Drop-in Center in Sacramento can serve people from Placer County. It is a safe Center for Women with weekday afternoon drop-in space that offers a simple meal, individual attention, and access to a variety of resources. Phone 916-856-2900.
  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center – Based in Sacramento. Q-Spot Drop-in Center can serve people from Placer County. The Q-Spot offers LGBTQ+ and allied youth a space to hang out amongst community peers, play video games, watch TV, enjoy snacks, do homework, get help with job applications, financial aid, or other resources. Youth receive social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship. Phone 916-442-0185
  • Wind Youth Services – Based in Sacramento. Drop-in Center & other services in Sacramento. Drop-in center can serve people from Placer County. The Wind Youth Center is a safe, non-judgmental space for homeless and runaway youth away from the dangers of the street. Phone 916-561-4900

Counseling & Advocacy/Mentorship

Some resources are listed under both Counseling and Advocacy/Mentorship

COUNSELING

  • Children’s Mental Health Services – County of Placer Children’s System of Care provides a range of Children’s Mental Health Services. Phone 530-886-5400
  • KidsFirst – The KidsFirst CSEC program supports youth with safety planning, navigating supportive systems, crisis intervention, assessments, short-term mental health services, and harm-reduction education. Phone Auburn 530-887-3536 or Phone Roseville 916-774-6802
  • Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center provides free or low-cost counseling services to Placer County residents. Available in English and Spanish. All ages. Their Family Resource Center provides case management, educational classes, and basic needs assistance. Locations in AuburnLincolnRocklinRosevillePhone 916-645-3300
  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center – Based in Sacramento. Program areas are health and wellness, advocacy, and community building. Phone 916-442-0185
  • Stand Up Placer – Based in Western Placer County. Stand Up Placer provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and their families. 24-hour crisis line 800-575-5352. If this number is ever not working, phone 211 or 833-342-5211 to request alternate number.
  • UC Davis CAARE (Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation) Diagnostic and Treatment Center. The Center provides patient care, teaching, research and prevention initiatives on behalf of abused and neglected children and children and youth identified as high risk. Phone 916-734-8396
  • Young Women’s Freedom Center – Young Women’s Freedom Center provides support, mentorship, training, employment, and advocacy to young women and trans youth of all genders in California who have grown up in poverty, experienced the juvenile legal and foster care systems, have had to survive living and working on the streets, and who have experienced significant violence in their lives. Find locations & phone numbers at https://youngwomenfree.org/about-us/

ADVOCACY/MENTORSHIP

  • California Victim Compensation Board – CalVCB is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime. Covered crimes include, but are not limited to: assault, child abuse, homicide, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes.
  • Child Advocates of Placer County – Programs for children and youthPhone 530-887-1006
    • Be Bold Youth Program pairs youth with an adult mentor who will become someone they can trust, learn with, and grow alongside. The hope is to provide life tools and skills that can empower youth to make safer and healthier choices.
  • Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) – Based in Sacramento. Drop-in Center in Sacramento can serve people from Placer County. It is a safe Center for Women with weekday afternoon drop-in space that offers a simple meal, individual attention, and access to a variety of resources. Phone 916-856-2900
  • Gender Health Center – Programs include counseling services, advocacy, outreach, name & gender change help, and a hormone clinic. Phone 916-455-2391
  • International Rescue Committee – The IRC provides services for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants, including comprehensive, trauma-informed services, case management, and direct assistance for survivors of both labor and sex trafficking. The Human-trafficking Outreach, Prevention and Education (H.O.P.E.) Program serves the greater Sacramento region and 30 counties throughout Northern California. Phone 916-482-0120
  • KidsFirst – The KidsFirst CSEC program supports youth with safety planning, navigating supportive systems, crisis intervention, assessments, short-term mental health services, and harm-reduction education. Phone Auburn 530-887-3536 or Phone Roseville 916-774-6802
  • Opening Doors, Inc – ODI programs help those escaping human trafficking and newly arrived refugees to start safe and healthy lives. They provide low-cost immigration legal services, financial education classes, and small business support programs. Phone 916-492-2591
  • Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center can serve human trafficking clients from outside Sacramento County. The hotline is staffed by trained advocates and provides 24/7 access to information, safety planning, and referrals to critical services. Phone 844-664-7233 (SAFE)
  • Stand Up Placer – Based in Western Placer County. Stand Up Placer provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and their families. 24-hour crisis line 800-575-5352. If this number is ever not working, phone 211 or 833-342-5211 to request alternate number.
  • Stars Behavioral Health Group – Based in Sacramento. Their Consultation, Support, and Engagement Team (CSET) addresses the growing incidence of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) or those at risk of being exploited for all youth under 21. CSET Services include needs assessment, crisis intervention, harm reduction education, linkage to needed resources and support. This includes housing, job guidance, education, and help with benefits to assist with transition back into the community. Phone 916-844-2426
  • US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes
  • California Victim Compensation Board – CalVCB is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime. Covered crimes include, but are not limited to: assault, child abuse, homicide, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes.
  • Children’s Law Center of California – Children’s Law Center of California provides legal representation for children ages 0-21 in the foster care systems in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer counties in California in all aspects of their dependency court cases. Phone 323-980-1700
  • International Rescue Committee – The IRC provides services for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants. Phone 916-482-0120
  • Justice At Last – JAL provides comprehensive support in the following legal areas: criminal records clearance, immigration relief, employment rights, restraining orders, emergency custody, youth law, debt relief, and identity theft. It is a mobile legal practice with satellite offices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. JAL can meet clients at home or where they already receive trusted services. Phone 650-918-0719
  • LawHelpCA.org – LawHelpCA.org offers information on a wide variety of legal topics and has an updated directory of legitimate and pre-screened organizations that offer free or low-cost legal advice and representation.
  • Legal Services of Northern California – Legal Services of Northern California provides free legal assistance to low-income people who meet eligibility requirements. Services range from referrals to representation, depending upon the client’s needs, LSNC priorities, and resources available. Phone 530-823-7560 or Toll-Free 800-660-6107
  • Opening Doors, Inc – ODI programs help those escaping human trafficking and newly arrived refugees to start safe and healthy lives. They provide low-cost immigration legal services, financial education classes, and small business support programs. Phone 916-492-2591
  • Placer County Law Library – The Placer County Law Library, also known as the Sparks Law Library of Placer County, is a separate entity from the county government and is governed by its own Board of Trustees. It is staffed by volunteer attorneys who can direct people to relevant resources for their legal questions. They cannot provide legal advice. Phone 530-537-2078
  • Stand Up Placer – SUP offers help with getting temporary restraining orders, child custody, and divorce. Advocates are available to accompany victims of domestic violence during court and mediation proceedings. Advocates cannot give legal advice but, they do offer a legal clinic every Tuesday from 8:45am-12:10pm (by appointment only) where survivors can meet with an attorney remotely. Phone 916-773-7273
  • US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Victim/Witness Assistance program of the Placer County District Attorney’s office offers support and advocacy to victims and witnesses of crimes. Program services are provided free of charge, and there is no legal citizenship requirement to receive assistance. Phone 916-543-8000

Housing Services

211 Connecting Point website – Housing Resources Phone 2-1-1 or 833-342-5211

Housing and emergency shelter resources include:

  • AMI Housing – Provides housing, employment, and life skills programs to residents of Placer County who otherwise might be homeless. Phone 211 for intake screening
  • Community Beyond Violence – Based in Western Nevada County. 24-hour crisis line 530-272-3467. Text 530-290-6555 – M-F 9am-5pm (excluding holidays). Chat rc.chat/cbv – M-F 9am-5pm (excluding holidays). Emergency confidential shelter and Safe House.
  • Home Start – Emergency shelter for families in Roseville. Call Placer County Homeless Resource Helpline for a referral to the shelter. Phone 833-375-2237 (833-3PLACER)
  • Koinonia Crisis Resolution Center in Loomis. Short-term residential placement for teens ages 12-17. Phone 916-652-2749
  • Placer County Housing Vouchers – Info at offices in AuburnNorth Lake Tahoe, and RocklinPhone 530-889-7676
  • Safe House – Stand Up Placer – Located in a secure and confidential location, it offers survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Placer County a safe place to heal and recover. Phone 800-575-5352
  • The Gathering Inn – Auburn/Mid-Placer Emergency Shelter. Phone 211 for intake screening
  • The Gathering Inn – Roseville/South Placer Emergency Shelter. Phone 211 for intake screening
  • The Taylor House in Roseville offers reasonable and safe housing to young women who have aged out of the foster care system. Phone 916-291-7642
  • Truckee Emergency Warming Center – Emergency Shelter for unhoused adults 18+ years, open in winter Tue, Wed, Thu nights and when weather triggers are met. Phone to see if shelter will be open 530-807-8818
  • Women of Worth – Based in Western Nevada County. Offers emergency lodging and other services. Phone 530-264-7337
  • Youth Housing Programs – Unity Care Group in Roseville offers several programs with different eligibility requirements for youth aging out of the foster care system. Phone 408-560-6652

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • See CRISIS LINES – GET HELP section above
  • 211 Connecting Point website – Mental Health Resources Phone 2-1-1 or 833-342-52
  • Fireweed Collective – Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. They help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by society. Resources include a Crisis Toolkit and an online peer support group.
  • GritX Self Care Toolkit – From UC San Francisco, an online platform with activities to help participants get through, get back to, or maintain different emotions.
  • Teen Line – Peer-to-peer support from highly trained teens supervised by adult mental health professionals. From 6pm-10pm Pacific Time text TEEN to 839863 or Phone 800-852-8336
  • Trans Lifeline Hotline – A grassroots hotline offering direct support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Info at Trans Lifeline Resources page. Calls answered when staffing is available, currently M-F from 10am-6pm Pacific Time. Not a 24/7 line. Phone 877-565-8860

Medical Resources

  • 211
  • Mercy Family Health Center (Dignity Health) – Based in Sacramento at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.
    • Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven – Provides medical care and referrals to community resources. If you or anybody you know has experienced human trafficking and would like to make an appointment or learn more, please call Mercy Family Health Center Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven. Phone 916-681-3488
    • Medical Safe Haven model – info for Providers and interested community members
  • Placer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) – If you have been sexually assaulted, call 911 to get immediate medical care and report the crime. The SART can provide immediate medical care, victim advocacy, and criminal justice services for victims of sexual assault in Placer County.
  • Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information, and promotes policies that protect and advance access to a full range of sexual and reproductive care and education. Phone 916-781-3310
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  • The Safely Surrendered Baby Law (also known as the Safe Haven Law) allows a parent or person with lawful custody to surrender a baby confidentially to a designated Safe Surrender Site, without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment. Placer County Sites for Infant Child Safe Surrender – hospitals and most fire stations. Phone 916-651-6960

Foster Youth Services

  • 211
  • Children’s Law Center of California – Children’s Law Center of California provides legal representation for children ages 0-21 in the foster care systems in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer counties in California in all aspects of their dependency court cases. Phone (323) 980-1700
  • Compassion Planet serves aged-out foster and at-risk youth by addressing needs such as housing, life skills, coping skills, nutrition, and employment through over 1,200 hours in their year-long intensive Mentor Program. Phone 916-672-6599
  • Independent Living Program – Foster Youth Services at the Placer County Office of Education partners with the Children’s System of Care to identify foster youth so they can participate in the Independent Living Program (ILP) for Placer County. ILP provides training, services, and benefits to assist current and former foster youth in achieving self-sufficiency prior to, and after leaving, the foster care system. Phone 530-886-2805
  • Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)
    • Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth – PCOE provides direct services, training, staff development, technical assistance, and consultation for school districts, students, parents/caregivers, and community-based agencies in issues related to commercial sexual exploitation of children.
    • Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program – The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) provides a variety of educational case management, advocacy, and technical assistance services to local school districts and charter schools, Placer County Children’s System of Care (CSOC), youth in foster care, and caregivers of youth in foster care. 
  • Wayfinder Family Services provides kinship support, and counseling and mental health services. Phone 530-722-2233

Education, Training, & Additional Resources

  • Blue Campaign – Blue Campaign is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is a national public awareness campaign designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. The color blue is internationally symbolic of human trafficking awareness, and the Blue Campaign’s name references the global anti-human trafficking symbols the Blue Heart and the Blue Blindfold, as well as the “thin blue line” of law enforcement. Report Suspected Human Trafficking 866-347-2423 ~ Get Help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline – love is respect – 24-hour support & informationPhone 866-331-9474. Text LOVEIS to 22522. Chat – Click Chat option on love is respect home page
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to find missing children, to assist with preventing child abductions, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation. Can assist with removing explicit online content. 24-hour hotline 800-843-5678 (800-THE-LOST)
  • NetSmartz is an interactive educational program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The program offers age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. It consists of videos, games, downloadable activities, and presentations, and is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.
  • Placer County Office of Education – The CSEC flyer from PCOE has info about types of CSEC, how to identify it, risk factors, how to report it, and more.
  • Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program – The Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program (TCVAP) provides cash assistance, food benefits, medical assistance, and employment and social services to eligible non-citizen victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes services. The TCVAP is a state-funded program and is administered by the Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB). RPB provides services to counties and stakeholders throughout California to administer the TCVAP.