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**EDIT: 3/30/20- COVID-19
Now more than ever, we are looking to contributions and support from local businesses and community members to help us to continue serving human trafficking and child sexual exploitation survivors and their families. So many of our clients were already facing financial hardship in addition to PTSD, anxiety, and depression; as you can imagine, they need our therapists' support now more than ever.
Furthermore, because not all mental health organizations are continuing to see clients, we are receiving more referrals from partner agencies and could use the extra support to serve more survivors in need.
Right now every dollar you contribute will be doubled up to $500 by GoFundMe's #SmallBusinessRelief fund.
Please consider supporting us as we do our best to continue serving those most vulnerable among us. **
We are a mental health organization dedicated specifically to serving child sexual exploitation + human trafficking survivors and their families in homes, offices, parks, and schools across LA, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in Southern California. We work with victims as young as 2 years old. Let that sink in for a second.
Since our start in 2017, we have had the privilege of working with some of the most resilient and inspiring individuals to help them as they transcend the physical, sexual, and emotional trauma of being bought and sold like objects. The way you might buy or sell clothes.
To accomplish this and to earn a reputation solid enough to work with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Children and Family Services, LA County Sheriffs, the City of Gardena + Gardena PD, Volunteers of America, and many more, we have built a team of amazingly competent and compassionate clinicians whose hearts are truly in this work. Two of them are active law enforcement, and the rest also work in demanding and selfless fields. We can say without a doubt, this is their calling.
However, because of the rigor of our work with survivors, and the already stressful full-time jobs they have, we are quickly realizing that we need to be able to transition them into working with us full time to continue being effective, and to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.
That's why we need your help. The funding we receive from the State is not consistent enough to allow us to pay for full clinical time positions. To help us, our Clinical Director has even donated hundreds of pro bono hours per year to train and supervise our team.
In less than 2 years, we have been able to serve over 100 individuals, as well as provide trainings to over 200 youth. With just eight full time therapists, we would be able to serve even more than that each week. And remember, these people are NOT numbers--they are children and adults with dreams and goals, who deserve to heal and live fulfilling lives.
Now, the amount that we are asking for here comes nowhere near what we would need to pay even one full time therapist (who has earned their masters degree, by the way!). But it would certainly help us bridge the gap in the meantime, as we apply for and raise additional funding. Statistics consistently show that children who experience severe trauma often grow up and become either victims or perpetrators.
So if you believe in investing in the prevention of human trafficking, pedophilia, domestic violence, substance abuse, bullying, suicide, and sexual abuse, then partner with us so that together we can make this a reality. Whether you've got $10 or $10,000, your contribution makes a difference. And it could mean the difference between a child becoming an adult who is lost to substance use or suicide, because he or she never learned healthy means of coping.
YOU can make a difference.
A little about our organization:
Humansave is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing specialized therapy to human trafficking + commercial child sexual exploitation survivors (some as young as 2 yrs old) and their families. We are quite possibly the only mental health service agency in our area of operation trained to treat this population and meet their very unique needs. We work with several law enforcement and community based agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Children and Family Services, and several others to serve as many survivors as possible.
Through our Awareness + Prevention program, we work with at-risk schools, as well as other organizations that provide services to CSEC and HT survivors in order to better equip them to support these individuals through the difficult healing process. We also provide trainings to businesses (such as the Marriott) that are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. We educate them not only on how to spot the signs of exploitation, but also help change their perspective so that it becomes unfathomable to buy and sell another human being.