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In 1997 when I became aware of Human trafficking is San Diego until 2004 No shelters were in existence. The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, thorough ad Office of Victims Grant was able to open the first shelter in California through a partnership with Crisis House, This shelter gave us the ability to help men and women victims. This shelter provided services to our first 5 male victims.
In 2005 The Marist Missionary sisters opened The a safe house in San Diego County Mary’s Place The Sisters in collaboration with BSCC have hosted 50 victims to date . Though run by a religious order the house caters to all victims needs form food to spiritual individual needs in it there have been
women who are Buddhist, Muslim Greek Orthodox, and Catholic etc. We believe in serving women individually and the respect for each individual needs and preferences.
In March 2010 The Salvatoran religious Order opened a safe House in North County with the same goals as Mary’s place in South Bay to service.
At the end of 2010 The faith based organization Generate Hope opened its doors to service victims of sexual exploitation, all of the shelters mentioned have programs lasting months up to 3 to seven years .
In 2012 BSCC saw a need to open an emergency response Our partner Eastlake Church made that dream possible for us. Now we have a 24 seven facility with 4 beds that can help men, women and children when it’s most needed
wanted our friends to know where your help can go when you donate to BSCC, to us it important that you get to know every thing that we provide for our guests ,
- Victim services Phones , bus passes underwear pajamas (new) School enrollment, books, medical emergencies, medicines , court accompaniment, transportation,interpreters, legal services , housing,
- Protection Emergency Shelter : Food cards ,cleaning materials , bedding, hotel vouchers when needed ,(men) and when no beds are available
- Education: Prevention fliers , emergency cards, printed referrals for clients, informative DVDS, brochures,
- Supporting Services: Much needed funding for supporting services : emergency phone, volunteer stipends to pay for their millage, electricity it is important for you to understand that in order to provide the services we need the staff to do it,because of economic times our funding I has been reduced any contribution is welcome. BSCC will provide you with an update of you donated funds, remember every little bit helps our cause.
Bill to Protect Sexually Exploited Children Moves Forward
SB 738 to keep exploited children out of juvenile detention
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Human Services Committee voted 6-0 in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 738, to protect commercially sexually exploited children from being wrongfully imprisoned.
Currently, when law enforcement encounters children forced into prostitution, they are arrested despite being under the age of consent. This often results in children being put onto juvenile probation or into juvenile detention.
“Children who are sexually exploited for money are victims” said author Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) “They should not be treated like criminals.”
A review of 267 cases of commercially sexually exploited children in Alameda County found that, 41% of the children had been in foster care, while 67% had been in juvenile probation.
SB 738 would set up an interagency workgroup with the California Child Welfare Council and the California Health and Human Services Agency to develop a plan to serve and protect sexually exploited and trafficked minors.
SB 738 would also clarify that a child who has been sexually exploited falls under a court’s dependency system, and will provide a training course for foster parents and group home administrators on the best ways to care for a child who had been sexually exploited.
“SB 738 will help California create a victim-centered response to combating child sex trafficking by ensuring that children who are sexually exploited have access to appropriate care and services rather than continually being treated as criminals” said Kate Case, an organizing and advocacy fellow at International Justice Mission. “This bill also provides training to better serve and care for child trafficking survivors, as well as new protections to prevent the crime in the first place.
“No child who is trafficked chose their situation. They are trapped in it” said Yee. “We should give these young people an opportunity to heal and grow, not entrap them in the criminal justice system for the actions committed against them.”
The bill will next be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.Posted in Uncategorized Mar 27
It is with great pleasure for us to give a BIG thank you from BSCC ~to~
The Asian Business Association ~and~
KYXY 96.5 Radio Station ~and~
Valley View Casino
For the Beautiful small Business Community Award For December 2012
“The Journey Thrift Store, Helping Victims Rise”
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“The Great Gatsby”
December, 5, 2012
We want to thank everyone who came and supported our event to fight against Human Trafficking, and raise funds for the Victims Services with BSCC.
A special Thanks to Father Luke, The Soroptimist Club, Rotary Club, The Sisters, Bree Walker, also to our DJ Gary!
Below are some photos from the event.
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