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24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. 

Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Under federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking.

Victims are manipulated, deceived and violated by their traffickers, trapping them in horrific situations every day in our communities. All trafficking victims share one essential experience - the loss of freedom.

Know how to help

If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the:

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Call to report a tip or request training, technical assistance, general information or resources to combat trafficking.

To report a tip locally, call our confidential 24-Hour Human Trafficking Helpline: (209) 948-1911.

Consider the following when helping someone who may be a victim:

  • Some victims have a strong sense of distrust.
  • Many victims do not see themselves as victims and do not realize what is being done to them is wrong.
  • Victims often bond with their abuser in spite of experiencing physical or sexual violence.

The sex trafficking industry is incredibly dangerous. Use caution when reaching out to victims and enlist the help of law enforcement and experienced social service organizations before intervening.


If you are a professional working on a health care setting and you need to learn how to identify and respond to a potential victim of human trafficking, please click the links below to access resources and more information.


Provided by HT Healthcare Workgroup and Dignity Health St. Joseph's Medical Center

Click below to download the files. 

Toolkit includes:

  1. Human Trafficking Patient Services Algorithm
  2. RED Flag Assessment
  3. Identification and Intervention
  4. Dignity Health HTRP Shared Learnings Manual
  5. HT Community Resource Algorithm
  6. HEAL Trafficking Protocol Toolkit 
  7. National HT Resource Center
  8. Mercy Family Health Center- HT Medical Safe Haven Program and Shared Learning Manual
  9. SOAR Human Trafficking
  10. Federal Government Human Trafficking
  11. District Attorney San Joaquin Court
  12. HEAL Network
  13. Women’s Center- Youth and Family Services
  14. WCYFS Interagency Referral Process Form
  15. Community Medical Center



WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:


In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

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  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

Locations Open

  • San Joaquin Street Office
  • California Street Office
  • Shelters
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.