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H.E.A.T. Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

Alameda County H.E.A.T. Watch Tip Line:
1-510-208-4959
Office of the District Attorney, Alameda County
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Alameda County Resources

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (ACDAO)

responsible for the prosecution of crimes committed in the County of Alameda, California. ACDAO is dedicated to serving the community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and the vigorous protection of victims' rights. ACDAO also operates the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch Program.

Alameda County Behavioral Health and Guidance Clinic (ACBHCS)

works to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are develop or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol or drug concerns.

Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC)

a central location that provides services and support for victims of a crime, such as domestic violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Operating under the arm of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, the ACFJC also houses the Sexually Abused and Commercially Exploited Youth Program/ Safe Place Alternative (SACEY/ SPA) Program, which addresses the needs of sexually abused and commercially exploited youth through advocacy, assessment, education and specialized service linkage.

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA)

offers the following program areas: Medical Care, Behavioral Care, Public Health, Agency Administration and Finance, Environmental Health and the Alliance for Health.

Alameda County Interagency Children’s Policy Council (ICPC)

Operating under the arm of HCSA, ICPC is a County sponsored collaborative of agencies serving Alameda County's low income and vulnerable children and families. Since 1994, ICPC has used cross-agency collaboration as a strategy for improving outcomes for children and families while promoting institutional change at the county level. ICPC is responsible for linking the planning and development of the AB 1741 Youth Pilot Project, Family Preservation and Support, and county-wide school-linked services. ICPC also facilitates the Sexually Exploited Minors (SEM) Network and supports the SACEY/SPA Program.

Alameda County Medical Center (Highland Hospital)

Highland Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1927, and has always provided an assured source of care for all Alameda County residents, regardless of ability to pay. With the opening of the Koret Foundation Critical Care and Clinical Center in 2004, ACMC offers a modern, attractive and well-equipped facility for emergency care, outpatient visits, surgery and other services.

Alameda County Public Defender’s Office

mandated to defend in the State court system all persons within the County who are required by statute, State or Federal Constitution to be provided with legal counsel at public expense. The mission of the Public Defender is to provide a fully competent, effective and ethical defense for each client whose representation has been entrusted to the office; to conduct that representation in a manner that promotes fairness in the administration of justice; and to provide all mandated legal services in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Alameda County Probation Department (Juvenile Justice Center)

as a partner in the criminal justice system, the AC Probation Department protects and serves our diverse community, offers services to victims, and provides rehabilitative opportunities to offenders in compliance with State law. The AC Probation Department also operates the Juvenile Justice Center in the county.

Alameda County Superior Court

mandated to fairly and efficiently resolve disputes arising under the law and apply the law consistently, impartially, and independently to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitutions of California and the United States.

Alameda County Social Services Agency

Services are provided through five departments: Agency Administration and Finance, Adult and Aging Services, Children and Family Services, Workforce and Benefit Administration and Policy Office. Benefit programs contribute to the local economy through cash assistance and Food Stamps.

Alameda County School-Based Health Center

The School-Based Health Centers utilize a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare in order to promote the health and well being of youth. The Health Centers, located at Alameda, Encinal and Island High Schools, serve students from ACLC, ASTI and BASE High Schools as well. By offering free medical, mental health, health education and youth development services on school grounds, the Health Centers surmount barriers that can prevent youth from accessing care. The Health Centers’ focus on prevention and early identification of risk factors aims to reduce barriers to learning and to support families and our community.

Asian Health Services

serves and advocates for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community, and to assure equal access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)
A community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander, and other communities of the Greater Bay Area. Work is focused in the areas of violence against women/family law, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse prevention, the rights of those with disabilities, anti-human trafficking, youth violence prevention, affordable housing preservation and tenants’ rights, and other social justice issues.

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

the nation’s first rape crisis center formed in 1971, provides 24 hour comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. BAWAR also runs a Sexually Exploited Minors (SEM) Program that acts as a first responder for victims of CSEC, provides counseling and visits minors in custody, and refers out to appropriate agencies offering case management services. 24 hour hotline 510-845-7273.

Bay Area Legal Aid

committed to providing meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client's location, language or disability.

The Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing, and Coordination Center (CALICO)

serves as a multi—disciplinary hub of police officers, child welfare workers, and prosecutors that respond collaboratively to child abuse allegations, hear children’s testimonies, and link children and families with vital therapeutic, medical and legal support services in Alameda County.

Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei is a safe space for young Southeast Asian women that promotes education, community and leadership development to foster cultural pride, and self-determination for women at-risk of or engaged in sexual exploitation.

CAL-PEP

a nationally recognized organization for its effective approaches to working with hard-to-reach, high-risk populations who have limited access to healthcare. CAL-PEP’s work has assisted in pioneering effective prevention strategies in street outreach and mobile HIV/AIDS, STD, and hepatitis testing. CAL-PEP’s mission is to provide accessible health education, disease prevention, risk reduction and support services to people at high rish for or currently living with HIV/AIDS — using culturally relevance, humility and grace as their guiding principles.

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland

the oldest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle, has provided exceptional medical care for children in the region and beyond for 95 years. From modest beginnings it’s grown, not just into a medical “safety net” for East Bay children, but also into a regional pediatric medical center with specialized staff and facilities able to treat rare illnesses and health problems. Children’s Hospital designs its healthcare especially for children.

Claire’s House
Claire’s House specifically addresses commercial sex trafficking and the exploitation of minors. Claire’s House will be a therapeutic living community: a safe environment of genuine love, hope, and healing. We appreciate individual strengths, encourage self-determination, and offer opportunities to develop the skills needed for successful futures.

Covenant House

the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids.

DreamCatcher Youth Shelter & Support Center

offers shelter and support services for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 13-19. Provides lunch & supper, laundry, case management/crisis counseling, health education workshops, health clinic, HIV & STD testing & counseling, contraceptives, academic tutoring, computer training, job skills training, art & recreation activities, peer support, hygiene supplies, family mediation, outreach, transportation/bus passes and a safe place for youth to learn, relax, create a make connections.

East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)

is a community-building organization dedicated to inspiring young people to be life-long builders of a just and compassionate multi-cultural society. EBAYC works with all young people who live in low-wealth neighborhoods that have a significant population of Asian families.

East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC)

provides students experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties—most of them from low-income families—with vital mental health and specialized educational services. The goal: to enable them to build on their intrinsic strengths, stay in school and overcome the obstacles that could keep them from leading productive lives. Additionally, to ensure children's continued progress in school, EBAC also provide their families with intensive assistance in accessing community and public resources.

Family Violence Law Center

FVLC seeks to end family violence in Alameda County by providing support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, changing individual and community perceptions about relationship abuse, and advocating for change within the legal, health, education, and criminal justice systems.

Girl’s Rite of Passage Program

Is a primary prevention program that employs the use of interactive education and life skills training to empower and equip at risk teen girls with knowledge, tools, and decision-making skills to help them avoid falling victim to human trafficking. "We use a different approach to the rite of passage concept that- rather than create a significant transitional event or ceremony marking a change in status, as seen in Bar Mitzvah ceremonies or tribal rites of passage in African cultures- we engage in the prophylactic use of this pedagogical method to ward off the deadly criminal enterprise of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)". Serves girls aged 11-16 of all faiths and all ethnicities.

Internation Rescue Committee (IRC)
The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.

Love Never Fails

is dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and protection of youth involved or at-risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking. (San Francisco Bay Area)

Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY, Inc.)

is a community-based organization in Alameda County, CA, founded in 2007 to respond to this heartbreaking epidemic of sexual exploitation. We provide comprehensive services in a safe environment to support and serve sexually exploited youth. We also work to provide information to the community and government about the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

National Center for Youth Law

uses the law to improve the lives of low-income children. NCYL works to ensure that low-income children have the resources, support and opportunities they need for healthy and productive lives. Much of NCYL’s work is focused on poor children who are additionally challenged by abuse and neglect, disability, and other disadvantages.

Oakland Community Organization (OCO)
OCO is a federation of congregations, schools, and allied community organizations, representing over 40,000 families in Oakland. OCO leaders share common values from our diverse faith, racial, political, and social traditions. We bring these values into the public arena through action on concrete issues. Through relationships, research and action, OCO leaders live out the call to serve one another and to seek justice.

Oakland Youth First

a non-profit, multi-services, community based organization dedicated to family and youth development. Offers diversionary means to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system and to provide youth and their families with counseling and community development services.

OUSD JJC Wrap-Around Strategy (Measure Y)

provides case management and advocacy for youth leaving the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) and reconnecting with Oakland Unified School District or other appropriate educational institutions. Youth Advocates/Case Managers work with a multi-disciplinary team to promote school attendance and academic progress, family support, and employment as appropriate for youth, starting from the time a youth arrives at the JJC through their return home. Services are coordinated with Probation to support the successful completion of Court Orders and disengagement from the Juvenile Justice System.

Regina’s Door

Regina's Door is a customer-service oriented boutique and healing artistic space of love and compassion in Oakland. Regina’s Door is also honored to be a sanctuary of solace for survivors of sex trafficking, young creatives, at-risk youth, homeless youth and women.

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

works to interrupt cycles of youth violence, incarceration and wasted lives by promoting institutional shifts toward restorative approaches that actively engage families, communities and systems to repair harm and prevent re-offending. RJOY focuses on reducing racial disparities and public costs associated with high rates of incarceration, suspension, and expulsion. RJOY provides education, training, and technical assistance and collaboratively launches demonstration programs with local schools, communities, juvenile justice systems, and research partners.

Ruby’s Place
Ruby’s Place is Alameda County’s largest shelter for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, serving the entire Bay Area. The Mission of Ruby’s Place is to provide prevention and supportive services to the community and people impacted by domestic violence or human trafficking.

Seneca Center

Seneca Center for Children and Families is a leading innovator in the field of community-based and family-based service options for emotionally troubled children and their families. With a continuum of care ranging from intensive residential treatment, to in-home wraparound services, to public school-based services, Seneca is one of the premier children’s mental health agencies in Northern California.

Seneca Center (Willow Rock)

Willow Rock Center offers a safe and supportive environment for Alameda County adolescents in crisis. Seneca Center’s crisis response program at Willow Rock is open all hours of the night and day, seven days a week, helping young people with issues that can be resolved in 23 hours or less. Highly-skilled clinicians and counselors quickly assess the needs of each adolescent and provide interventions specially designed to return them safely to their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Youth who are at imminent risk of harm to self or others will be considered for admission to the adjoining acute inpatient program.

Telecare Corporation

Since 1965, Telecare has been committed to making a difference in the lives of people with serious mental illness. Telecare believes in recovery, and in the human ability and desire to reach its full potential. They have created an environment that puts the client at the center of the organization, and a culture where employees and clients are empowered in achieving their goals. Welcome.

Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Centers, Inc.

Thunder Road offers both inpatient and outpatient programs and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). As a behavioral health program, Thunder Road combines individualized care and a family treatment component to address the multiple issues that contribute to substance use or abuse.

UC Extension 4-H

helps young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident, leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities. 4-H serves youth throughout California in urban, suburban and rural communities and supports youth by involving them in their own programs and activities.

West Coast Children’s Clinic (WCC)

provides long-term individual therapy, group and family therapy, foster youth development and transition age support groups. Services are provided for children and their parents, relatives or foster parents. WCC also engages in trauma work that includes early screening and assessment for children in their first hours removed from home. Additionally, WCC does psychological evaluations that are collaborative and therapeutic, and offers services are clinic based, school based, or home based. Lastly, WCC provides specific support for sexually exploited minors through their C-Change program.

Youth Radio

promotes young people's intellectual, creative, and professional growth through education and access to media. Youth Radio’s media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities provide unique opportunities in social, professional and leadership development for youth, ages 14-24. Youth Radio’s work cultivates the natural resilience and strength of young people. By connecting youth with their communities through media literacy and professional development, they become active partners in civic engagement.

Youth Uprising

offers a state-of-the-art transformation center in the heart of East Oakland dedicated to community transformation powered by the leadership of youth. Youth Uprising achieves this mission through a two-pronged approach: 1) Personal Transformation: Youth-centered, culturally relevant programming and wraparound services that help youth and young adults expand life opportunities, increase overall well-being and community connectedness, and develop their innate talents; and 2) Systems Change: Integrated partnerships and strategic collaborations, community-based/participatory research, best practice sharing, and advocacy on youth-related issues.

Victory Outreach

operates the Recovery Home, a faith based living environment designed to reclaim, redeem and restore lives through healing of damaged emotions, deliverance from addictions, human trafficking and gangs. (Oakland).

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Organizations included in this section have human trafficking and/or CSEC-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, please email info@heatwatch.org.

For more information on H.E.A.T. Watch, contact H.E.A.T. Watch Coordinator, Robyn Levinson at 510-272-6310 or info@heatwatch.org.