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:

◊ 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:

♦ 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:

♦ 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:

♦ 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:

♦ 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:

♦ 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:

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.


♦ Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

♦ International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

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

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

■ The Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking awareness campaign. Website:
■ Polaris Project. Website:
■ National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), managed by Polaris Project. Hotline: 1-888-3737-888. .


■ Blue Campaign. Hotline 1.866.347.2423. Website:


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

    Naomi’s House

    And another one to open soon will be Selah Freedom


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