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About the Campaign

In 2009, the San Francisco Bay Area was one of the FBI’s top thirteen hotspots for child sex trafficking, and though statistics about amount of labor trafficking in the area is sparse, sources state that labor trafficking is more common, under-reported, and under-investigated. The Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign will begin with Awareness Workshops focused on labor trafficking and the sex trafficking of minors, followed by implementation of awareness and prevention programs within the parishes. 

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All are welcome to join us for the first Human Labor and Sex Trafficking of Minors Awareness Workshop. Please note that Human Trafficking is a sensitive subject and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
All Saints Parish, 22842 Second St., Hayward
Sábado, 2 de abril de 2016, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Iglesia de Todos lso Santos, 22824 Second St., Hayward
Saturday, April 16, 2016,  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood
Sábado, 16 de abril, 2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Iglesia de Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood
Saturday, May 14, 2016,  9:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Jarlath Parish, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland
Sábado, 14 de mayo de 2016, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Iglesia de St. Jarlath, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland
Saturday, June 18, 2016,  9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Most Holy Rosary, 1313 A St., Antioch
Sábado, 16 de junio de 2016, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Most Holy Rosary, 1313 A St., Antioch

These workshops are co-sponsored by the following organizations:

Diocese of Oakland's Office of Life & Justice Catholic Charities of the East Bay Shared Hope International
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

Anti-Trafficking Resources

Diocese of Oakland's Human Trafficking Campaign Resources

COMING SOON- Labor Trafficking & Sex Trafficking of Minors Awareness Workshop. 

Download the materials used during our Awareness Workshop.

Catholic Programs

USCCB's Anti-Trafficking Program
The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP) is to educate on the scourge of human trafficking as an offense against fundamental dignity of the human person; to advocate for an end to modern day slavery; and to provide training and technical assistance on this issue. 


A Heart for Justice Prayers
A collection of prayer guides for Christians wanting to pray for survivors of human trafficking 

County Programs

Contra Costa Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking
Contra Costa County’s Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Coalition is a partnership working to raise awareness, build capacity, and increase access to services for victims of human trafficking.

Alameda County's H.E.A.T. Watch
The mission of H.E.A.T. Watch is to develop an effective comprehensive, collaborative, and regional response to human trafficking of all forms; to provide tools, education, and community engagement to change societal, legal, and institutional approaches; and to support victims and hold their offenders accountable.

H.E.A.T Watch Toolkit
Provides a guide and supporting written resources to stop the Commercial Sexual Explotation of Children that others may use to educate, engage, and inspire communities to stand up against this national epidemic

Non-Profit Organizations

Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International uses a three-pronged approach to fight sex trafficking: preventing of the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restoring victims of sex slavery, and bringing justice to vulnerable women and children.

The MISSSEY Project
The MISSEY Project is an Oakland-based non-profit, survivor-informed organization, which supports and advocates for commercially sexually exploited youth in Oakland, Alameda County, and throughout California.

ARM of Care
ARM of Care is a local non-profit that partners with local non-profits to heal wounds of sex-trafficked youth by using the creative arts to restore and

The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT)
SFCAHT is committed to ending human trafficking through collaboration, education, outreach, advocacy, and supporting survivors of human trafficking by taking a zero tolerance stance on exploitation, violence, and human trafficking and building a strong group of anti-trafficking advocates and experts in the Bay Area.

Not For Sale
Not For Sale is a non-profit that provides a continuum of services that start with healing and lead to provision of meaningful work for formerly trafficked individuals

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. They offer a 24-hour hotline for support and reporting servies:1-888-373-7888.

Polaris Project
Named after the north Star that guided slaves to freedom in the US, Polaris helps survivors restore their freedom, prevents more victims, and leverages date and technology to pursue

Educational Resources

Sex Trafficking in the US: A Closer Look at US Citizen Victims
Report that provides crucial insight into the realities of sex trafficking in the U.S. based largely on experiences reported by U.S. citizen survivors. 

Demanding Justice
The Demanding Justice Project is made available by Shared Hope International. This site provides resources about Sex Trafficking and opportunities to take action.

Slavery Footprint
Slavery Footprint engages individuals through an interactive survey that raises participants' awareness of their labor trafficking footprints. Learn how many people are affected by labor trafficking based on your lifestyle.

The Demand Factor in the Global Sex Trade: Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing describes the demand for commercial sex fuels the global human trafficking industry, perpetuating a human rights crisis. Videos and transcripts of the panelists are available.


Cristina Hernández
(510) 267-8379 or