Meet Our Foundation Partner: Los Angeles County of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

The Los Angeles County of Commercial Sexual Exploited Children (CSEC) unit connects victims with support services, specialized advocates, and can help provide temporary housing if needed. The unit works in collaboration with law enforcement and other CSEC survivor organizations to support those who have been identified as being trafficked or are at risk of being trafficked.

The needs of our exploited youth are multiple and complex, and require intensive support and trauma informed care and interventions, as well as consistent, caring adults in their lives with whom they are able to trust and connect with throughout their journey towards healing and recovery and beyond. The vast majority of these youth have experienced abuse and neglect early on and have come from families that have struggled with violence, various forms of trauma, poverty, mental health challenges, and intergenerational abuse and/or neglect. Serving this population of youths requires a great amount of collaboration and partnerships among county partners, community based organizations, Survivor Advocates, law enforcement, faith based community, foster parents, human trafficking task forces, schools, parents, and the youth themselves. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has been at the forefront of the cause and continues to provide strong leadership and oversight of all CSEC initiatives being implemented in L.A. County.

GIVE-MENTOR-LOVE Foundation work in partnership with LA County CSEC in meeting the following needs of society’s most vulnerable children and youth – those that have been victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, a severe form of child abuse.

  • Providing immediate basic needs such as clothing, food, beds, cribs and financial assistance to establish safe housing for rescued victims.
  • Funding assistance for educational and vocational training, clothing for employment, special needs, tutoring, childcare and transportation allowances.
  • Assisting with increasing awareness of the need for people to become resource parents and mentors for our youth impacted by exploitation
  • Developing transitional housing in a supportive environment that will empower youth to increase self-sufficiency and workforce readiness.
  • Working together, we envision that more of these youths will be able to heal, recover and thrive!

Watch the video below to hear from CSEC Program Administrator Adela Estrada

GIVE – MENTOR – LOVE is a Foundation of dedicated professionals serving LA County youths and young adults in-crisis, at risk, homeless or in foster care, and victims of Human Trafficking.

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