We are a team of visionaries committed to a world where every human is entitled to freedom, and those who have suffered are given the care and support that they deserve in order to heal and live a fulfilled life.
Although there have been a number of abolition movements around the world, slavery not only continues to exist—it thrives as a lucrative underground enterprise. Statistics gathered by the United Nations (2014) indicate that there are at least 2.5 million estimated trafficking victims (labor and sex) at any given time. Nearly 80% of these victims are sexually exploited, and more than 50% are pre-adolescent females (United Nations, 2014). The International Labor Organization (ILO; 2017) has reported much higher numbers—an astounding 21 million victims, 4.5 million of whom were sexually exploited. Furthermore, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC; 2010), there are between 100,000-300,000 underage sex trafficking victims in the United States each year. According to the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS; 2014), California is the number one human trafficking state in the nation. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) also asserts that California had the highest number of sex trafficking cases reported amongst the states in 2016.
Human trafficking is a deeply damaging phenomenon occurring on a global scale. It is the manifestation of a broken system, wherein the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals are preyed on rather than protected. Unfortunately, we continue to live in a society wherein there is a demand for exploitation; and those who are left, used up and cast aside, are unaware of the help available to them. Many victims and survivors do not get the help that they need and deserve.
Humansave provides education planning services as well as specialized trauma informed, client-centered treatment to victims and survivors of human trafficking with the goal of helping them live a life of empowerment. Our clinical and administrative staff is trained not only on the basics of human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), but on how to provide effective, compassionate, and culturally and linguistically appropriate care to these individuals.