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Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children

RESOURCES FOR HELP

TO REPORT CHILD PROSTITUTION:

If you are a victim of commercial sexual exploitation or want to help someone who is, you can contact your local police or one of these national agencies:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (National Human Trafficking Resource Center)
1-888-3737-888

U.S. Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Line
1-888-428-7581

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) National Hotline
1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
Report a missing child or cases of child sexual exploitation.

HELP IN THE COMMUNITY:

If you or someone you know is trying to escape from prostitution or needs shelter, food, medical attention or a sympathetic ear, there are a handful of dedicated groups in several cities across the country:

GEMS
New York, NY
212-926-8089

BREAKING FREE
P.O. Box 4366
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-645-6557

DIGNITY
Catholic Charities Community Services
4747 North 7th Ave
Phoenix,AZ 85013
602.285.1999

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
14530 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, California 91411
1-800- 551-1300

SAGE PROJECT
1275 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-905-5050

VERONICA'S VOICE
PO Box 172472
Kansas City, KS 66117-1472
816-483-7101

ANGELA'S HOUSE
395 Pryor Street, SW
Suite 1025
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-224-4415

MY LIFE MY CHOICE PROJECT
989 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA, 02215
617-779-2179

THE PAUL & LISA PROGRAM
P.O. Box 348, Westbrook, CT 06498
1- 860-767-7660

CHICAGO ALLIANCE AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
3304 N. Lincoln Ave, Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60657
773-244-2230
www.caase.org

REDEMPTION RIDGE - MEDFORD, OREGON
www.redemptionridge.com

RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Most of the community groups listed below have web pages that not only describe their work but also offer links, educational resources and ways you can support their efforts:

GEMS

BREAKING FREE

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT

Excellent research, educational and academic resources are available from two of the country's leading experts:

Prostitution Research and Education
A non-profit foundation set up by Dr. Melissa Farley

Donna Hughes - Women's Studies Program, University of Rhode Island


The following three agencies - the FBI, the Department of Justice and NCMEC, cooperate to rescue prostituted children and stop the traffickers. Their web sites provide statistics, legal information, news and educational resources:

FBI Innocence Lost

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Department of Justice, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section


In addition, these websites offer more information on domestic and international human trafficking:

Coalition Against Trafficking Women
The first international non-governmental organization to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of women and girls.

Polaris Project
www.PolarisProject.org

Global Centurion
See especially their Human Trafficking Map

Salvation Army's Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking

ECPAT - End Child Prostitution and Trafficking

US State Department - Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons


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