You can report trafficking crimes or get help by calling the Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line at 1-888-428-7581 (voice and TTY). New laws provide options for trafficking victims regardless of immigration status. Operators have access to interpreters and can talk with callers in their own language. The service is offered on weekdays from 9AM to 5PM EST. After these hours, information is available on tape in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin.
The Kings County District Attorney’s Office monitors a 24 hour hotline for victims and those with knowledge of sex trafficking. The number is 718-250-2770. Additionally, the office offers comprehensive serivices to victims through the District Attorney’s Counseling Services Unit. These services are available weekdays from 9AM to 5PM. To make an appointment call 718-250-3820.
A guide to further resources can be found at the NYC Let’s End Human Trafficking website.
NYC Human Trafficking Resource Directory
This newly updated 2011 edition is a referral guide for service providers, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and victims.
Human Trafficking Manual lawyer’s Manual on Human Trafficking Resources
This program provides tailored services that are victim-centered and implements an empowerment model that focuses on restoring a client’s freedom and identity through validation, community and a celebration of strengths. Currently, Restore offers specialized services for the Korean and Chinese immigrant population. Restore’s direct services include: individual counseling, case management, medical advocacy, court advocacy, mentoring program, movement therapy, community outreach & a long-term safehouse.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 1003
New York, NY 10274-1003
History Starts NOW
This is a relatively new organization targeted at awareness projects and fundraising to push legislation against human trafficking, particularly the sex trade involving women and children.
With programs operating at international, national and local levels through offices in Washington, DC, Newark, NJ, and Tokyo, Japan, Polaris Project is one of the few organizations working on all forms of trafficking and serving both citizens and foreign national victims of human trafficking. Polaris Project conducts direct outreach and victim identification, provides social services and transitional housing to victims, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), which serves as the central national hotline on human trafficking. Polaris Project advocates for stronger state and Federal anti-trafficking legislation and works to engage community members in local and national grassroots efforts.
Multilingual National Hotline-1-888-3737-888
Newark, New Jersey Office
P.O. Box 32489 Newark, NJ 07102
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Use this hotline to report a tip, connect with anti-trafficking services in your area, or to request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
NY Asian Women’s Center
Working to ensure that services are available for Asian immigrant victims of domestic violence, NYAWC provides services to all victims of domestic violence, regardless of age, race, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin. The Women’s Center also has emergency shelters for women fearing immediate danger.
24-hour multilingual hotline (11 languages): 1-888-888-7702
Provides crisis counseling for teens and their caregivers, a toll-free number to assist children any time of the day, emergency shelter for runaway teens and services to help children and teens on the streets who are victims of prostitution.
460 West 41st Street
New York NY, 10036
Hotline: 800-999-9999 online: http://www.nineline.org/
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS was founded in 1999 by Rachel Lloyd, a young woman who had been sexually exploited as a teenager. GEMS has helped hundreds of young women and girls, ages 12-21, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and to develop to their full potential. GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change.
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
Provides medical services, mental health services, social services, and legal advocacy.
462 First Avenue, CD732
New York, NY 10016
Catholic Charities Community Services, Arch. of New York
Provides immigration services and legal services. Available languages: Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Urdu, Punjabi, French, Italian, Albanian, Turkish, Macedonian, Polish, Hindu, Arabic.
Program Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sanctuary for Families: Anti-Trafficking Project
Provides targeted outreach and specialized services to victims of sex trafficking. This project provides legal advice and representation, clinical services, and a wide range of referral resources ranging from medical screening and care to impatient and outpatient substance abuse programs.
PO Box 1406, Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
Phone: (212) 349 – 6009
Bronx Community Office
PO Box 911, Hub Station
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 993–5990
Brooklyn Family Justice Center
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Queens Family Justice Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1225
Phone: (718) 575-4500
Safe Horizon: Anti-Trafficking Program
The Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon assists women, men, and children who are victims of labor and sex trafficking. Since its founding, the Anti-Trafficking Program has helped in over 360 cases within and outside the New York metropolitan area, giving human trafficking survivors from more than 60 countries the means to truly escape modern-day slavery.
24-hour toll-free Hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673)
Safe Horizon: Streetwork Project
The Streetwork Project is committed to reaching out to homeless and disenfranchised youth of NYC, offering them respite from hunger, cold, loneliness and fear and the opportunity to reclaim for themselves a sense of dignity and self-worth. Streetwork clients (children, teens and young adults up to age 24) are provided with the following free services: legal, medical and psychiatric services, individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, help in obtaining identification, emergency and crisis housing, GED preparation and support, help in obtaining Medicaid and other benefits, hot meals, showers, clothing, wellness activities including acupuncture, yoga, nutritional counseling, HIV prevention counseling, parenting groups, drop-in groups and the opportunity to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting.
Manhattan DA, Victim Assistance Center
Offers information on victim’s rights and victim assistance services.
Counseling Dept: 212-335-9633
Social Services Dept: 212-335-9040
Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE)
The Standing Against Global Exploitation Project—or the SAGE Project—is a nonprofit organization with one primary aim: bringing an end to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adults (CSE/CSEC). SAGE contributes to that goal by raising awareness about CSE/CSEC issues, and by providing outreach and services to CSE/CSEC survivors. SAGE is a unique collaboration between law enforcement, public health, social services, and private agencies.
The SAGE Project, Inc.
1275 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Prostitution Research & Education
Prostitution Research & Education (PRE) conducts research on prostitution, pornography and trafficking, and offers education and consultation to researchers, survivors, the public and policymakers. PRE’s goal is to abolish the institution of prostitution while at the same time advocating for alternatives to trafficking and prostitution – including emotional and physical healthcare for women in prostitution.
Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. • Refugee/Asylee Program
Provides community education and training, English as a second language classes, job training, legal services, j placement help, etc. Available languages: Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese.
70 Mulberry Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-571-1695 x246
CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project
Provides immigration services.
Farmworker Legal Services of New York, Inc.
Provides legal services, trafficking victim services, immigrant services, sex trafficking and labor trafficking resources, etc. Available languages: Spanish, Haitian, Creole.
1187 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
Provides community education and training, immigration services, English as a second language classes, emergency assistance and transportation, job training, legal services, referrals, sex and labor trafficking resources, etc. Available languages: Spanish, Russian.
Program Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-2pm
3001 West 37th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Main Street Legal Services, Inc. • Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic, International Women’s Rights Clinic
Services Provided: Domestic Violence (General), Immigration, Trafficking Victims Services
Languages: Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
65-21 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11367
New York City Family Justice Centers
Services Provided: Community Education/Training, Court/Police Accompaniment, Crisis Counseling, Domestic Violence (General), Immigration, English as a Second Language, Emergency Assistance/Transportation, Legal Services, Long Term Counseling, Public Assistance, Referrals, Shelter/Housing Assistance, Emergency Housing (Adult and Children), Stalking, Trafficking Victim Services
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, Queens, NY
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
Services Provided: Immigration, English as a Second Language, Job Training
Program Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm • Fee: None
76 Wadsworth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10033
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Confirms victims of human trafficking and assists law enforcement and all agencies requesting assistance with human trafficking issues. Assistance includes training in areas involving the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
4 Tower Place Albany
New York, 12203-3764
New York State Crime Victims Board
Provides compensation to innocent victims of crime for their out-of-pocket losses associated with the crime. (Spanish, Chinese)
55 Hanson Place, 10th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 800-247-8035; 518-457-8003
Contact Person: Virginia Miller, Executive Director
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
Services Provided: Community Education/Training, Referrals, Investigate Employers, Compute and Recover Back Wages
26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3700
New York, NY 10278
Direct Line for Task Force: 646-587-5395
Contact Person: Kim Fung
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
Provides Trafficking victim services
OTDA: 317 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027
NYC Regional Service Provider:
Safe Horizon: 50 Court Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Phone: 718- 943-8631 (Safe Horizon); 212-961-5688 (OTDA)