In 2009, responding to an alarming increase of sexual exploitation in Alameda County, BAWAR implemented a new program to address the needs of both commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and adults.

BAWAR’s Sexually Exploited Minors (SEM) program provides 24-hour crisis stabilization to all survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Through community education, we work to humanize and de-stigmatize the voices and experiences of survivors.

Our violence prevention program is made possible through a grant from the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department, Oakland Unite Programs.

  • 24-hour crisis response
  •  Individual peer counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Court accompaniments
  • In-custody visits
  • Care kits (which may include toiletries, books, clothing, etc)
  • Referrals / information
  • 24-hour crisis hotline
If you or someone you know is currently being sexually exploited or if you know someone who you believe is at-risk for sexual exploitation, please contact our SEM Team at: sem@bawar.org.

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To refer someone to the SEM Program at BAWAR, please click the link below, fill out the referral form, and email it to the address listed on the form:

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