Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN)
WARN is a coalition of organizations across Washington State that provides services to victims of human trafficking, including housing, food, medical and legal services, and case management. WARN also conducts outreach and education for service providers, law enforcement, and community members to increase victim identification. For more information, or to request training, please contact WARN at email@example.com or at 206-245-0782 (for general, non-emergency questions, please call during business hours).
API Chaya (formerly known as Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center) provides direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. API Chaya serves Asian and Pacific Islander community members, survivors, and their families. API Chaya grew out of organizing within the Filipino community in 1993 out of concern for the prevalence of violence against women in their community, including several murders of Asian Pacific women. API Chaya works with community groups to organize for justice and social change. They have served thousands of people and worked with dozens of community groups for community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking.For more information, go to www.apichaya.org.
Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS)
OPS provides non-judgmental support to survivors of prostitution. OPS holds weekly drop-ins on Thursday afternoons and survivor-led support groups on Monday evenings for survivors of prostitution, in or out of the life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YouthCare provides programs and services for street-involved, runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. As part of YouthCare’s continuum of care, the Bridge Program opened its doors in 2010 to serve victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. This residential recovery program for prostituted youth provides wraparound services for estimated 20 young people, between the ages of 14 and 17, per year. The program delivers services in a highly structured environment, with activities designed to meet both the individual and collective needs of participants. For more information, visit their website at youthcare.org.
Crime Victim Service Centers
There are over 50 crime victim service centers (CVSCs) covering all counties across Washington state that provide case management and victim advocacy for any victim of a crime. Each of these service providers offers a variety of services such as crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, medical & mental health care, transitional housing, emergency shelter and many more. Additionally, some service providers may focus on domestic violence or sexual assault. To find a crime victim service center close to you, click here or visit the Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates page.
Real Escape from the Sex Trade works to prevent those under 18 who are at-risk for entering prostitution, build relationships with girls and women actively in the sex trade through direct outreach, and offers trauma-informed, strengths-based case management, mentorship, long-term residential housing (ages 18-24 single or with children), and soon a 24-hour emergency shelter both of which have been specifically designed for those exploited for commercial sex. For more information, visit their website at iwantrest.com.