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Resources for Human Sex Trafficked Victims of Illinois and Nationwide

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Assistance service organizations for victims of sex trafficking in Illinois and Nationwide:

♦ There are two residential programs in Illinois out of the 33 residential programs exclusively serving victims of sex trafficking nationwide:

◊ Anne’s House (in Chicago) – a residential program for young women and girls who were victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, ages 12-21. 58 Number of beds: 8. Phone: (312) 291-7916. Website: www.sapromise.org/anne.htm

◊ Grounds of Grace (In Springfield) — a residential program for victims of international and domestic trafficking, ages 18+. Number of beds: 4.

Phone: (314) 472-5942. Website: www.groundsofgrace.com

♦ Dreamcatcher Foundation– an agency run by survivors of the sex trade, providing services to young women between the ages of 12-25 who have survived the sex trade. Phone: (773) 936-9898. Website: http://dianetye.com/dreamcatcherfoundation/index1.html

♦ Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center – Counter Trafficking Project—provides comprehensive legal services and case management for children and adult survivors of human trafficking. Website: www.immigrantjustice.org

♦ Illinois Coalition against Sexual Assault (ICASA) –Throughout the state of Illinois, ICASA operates 33 community based sexual assault crisis centers that provide 24-hour crisis intervention services. Website: www.icasa.org

♦ Salvation Army’s STOP-IT– offers services referrals and ongoing support to people who are victims of trafficking. 24-hour hotline: 1-877-606-3158. Phone: (773) 275-6233, ext. 3029. Website: www.sa-stopit.org

♦ Young Women’s Empowerment Project—offers girls involved in the sex trade and who are ages 12-24 a place for support, harm-reduction information and resources. Website: www.youarepriceless.org

Advocacy organizations working on issues of commercial sexual exploitation in Chicago include:

♦ Chicago Alliance against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)—seeks to refocus law enforcement’s attention on pimps, johns and traffickers, while developing a network of support and services for survivors of the sex trade. Phone: (773) 244- 2230.

Website: www.caase.org

♦ Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Website: www.chicagohomeless.org
♦ International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

Website: www.iofa.org
♦ Traffick Free– raises awareness about human trafficking by conducting presentations for churches, schools, and groups. Website: www.traffickfree.org

Organizations and centers for information and help about cases of Human trafficking nationwide:

■ The Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking awareness campaign. Website: www.rescueandrestore.org
■ Polaris Project. Website: http://www.polarisproject.org/
■ National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), managed by Polaris Project. Hotline: 1-888-3737-888. E-mail:nhtrc@polarisproject.org .

Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org.

■ Blue Campaign. Hotline 1.866.347.2423. Website: www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign

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1 Comment

  1. Donna

    January 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Fortunately, there are more than just 2 residential programs in IL.

    Refuge For Women Chicago is another safe house that recently opened for women 18+. They have a wonderful program with a high success rate http://www.rfwchicago.org/

    Naomi’s House http://www.moodychurch.org/naomis-house/

    And another one to open soon will be Selah Freedom https://www.selahfreedom.com/midwest

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