Need help? Call our Human Trafficking 24-Hour Helpline at (209) 948-1911
January is declared as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It has been a time to raise awareness and take action to combat Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking is defined, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, as the modern-day slavery where traffickers and recruiters target vulnerable populations using force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against their will.
Human Trafficking affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds. Migrant workers, at-risk, runaway and homeless youth, LBGTQA+ community, oppressed social or cultural groups, internally displaced persons or refugees affected by natural disaster or conflict, victims of physical and sexual abuse, and women, men and children living in poverty are all at higher risk of being exploited.
In order to combat and end human trafficking it will take all of us, as a community, to pull together to ensure no individual is subjected to this victimization.
YOU can take action in one or more ways to help end human trafficking!
LEARN MORE Stay informed and get resources! Invite us to speak to you, your business or organization to learn more about our services and each victimization that affects all of us. Contact us at (209) 941-2611.
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GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Learn more about #GivingTuesday.
Join and give on #GivingTuesday!
Did You Know?
$50 provides one week of shelter away from domestic abuse, rape, and exploitation. That is 7 days of the basic necessities to begin a new life free of violence.
Give every Tuesday of the month to make a larger impact!
Homeless Youth Awareness Month (HYAM) is held throughout the month of November as a way to bring awareness and help at-risk, runaway and homeless youth. We ask YOU, our community, to unite in our work to end youth homelessness because we cannot do it alone.
How can WCYFS help?
WCYFS offers safety, refuge and mentoring to homeless youth throughout the county. We provide emergency shelter where homeless youth can seek immediate support, a transitional living program, where young adults participate and live while they are transitioning to independence as an adult, clothing closet, laundry and shower facilities, mail services, hygiene and first-aid supplies and more.
Women's Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) displays more than eighty life-sized, red silhouettes – silhouettes that, as part of the Silent Witness National Initiative, represent victims from San Joaquin County who have been killed as a result of domestic violence. The Silent Witness National Initiative was introduced to our county in 2000, and today, it includes dozens of victims ranging in ages from 2 to 60.
Our October 2020 Newsletter is HERE! Join us in celebrating our participant milestones and all of the good you made happen! While the world sheltered in place, you were able to help us continue to provide vital services to those that needed them the most. Click the image on the right to downl
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.