Every night in Alameda County, there are approximately 1,000 unhoused children seeking shelter. Within the first 48 hours of being out on the street, a homeless child is approached by a trafficker. Manipulative traffickers are often the only ones offering our youth food, clothing, and a place to come in from the cold. And for these basic needs, our children are paying a horrendous price - being bought and sold to adults for sex.
Claire's House is a therapeutic living community for child survivors of human trafficking in Oakland, set to open in 2018. The 12-bed residence will support girls already on a journey from victim to survivor to thriver. We will provide opportunities for life AFTER crisis.
By signing this petition, you are saying "Yes, I support Claire's House", "Yes, I want these children to have the same opportunities as my children", "Yes, I want to partner with Claire's House to keep our neighborhood safe for everyone"