Core Provider Services for Sex Trafficking Survivors
Below you will find services provided in Multnomah County, Oregon for sex trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation survivors. This is not a comprehensive list of all agencies represented in the Multnomah County Commercial Sexual Exploitation Collaborative.
Advocacy and 24-hour Crisis Line
Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
24-hour crisis line: 503.640.5311 or 1.888.640.5311
More information: SARC offers confidential 24-hour crisis response, including emotional support and safety planning via hotline, transportation to safe locations via the Cabs to Safety program, and in-person support to hospitals, youth shelters, and police stations. Additionally, this agency provides culturally-specific, long-term supportive case management to commercially, sexually exploited youth and young adults, such as accompaniment and support through legal processes and proceedings, as well as facilitating connection with other providers.
STRYDE (Survivors Together Reaching Your Dreams) Program
Age range: 12-18
Services: Case managers meet youth in community and offer flexibility in engagement and support offered. Youth are also invited to attend monthly gatherings at the SARC Resource Center.
RYSE (Resilient Youth Survivors Empowerment) Program
Age range: 18-25
Services: Primary programming occurs at the SARC Resource Center. Services include weekly check-in groups, life skills training opportunities and scheduled meetings with case managers. This program is driven by a Survivor-to-Leader model.
Janus Youth Programs
24-hour help line: 503.233.8111
More information: Janus Youth Programs offer short term shelter housing option for youth and young adults, as well as case management and basic needs support.
Harry’s Mother and Reception Center
Drop in center: 738 NE Davis Street, Portland, Oregon 97232
Age range: 9-17
More Information: 24-hour immediate intervention services and short-term shelter in a safe, non-secure setting. Support for youth and for parents or guardians with a focus on family reunification. When reunification is not possible, provide youth referral to alternative housing options. Free individual and family counseling available for up to six months. Also serves as a Juvenile Detention Alternative option for law enforcement for City of Portland and Multnomah County.
Morrison Child and Family Service SAGE
Main line: 503.258.4200
More Information: A secured residential facility for individuals who have experience commercial sexual exploitation. Referrals accepted from DHS, law enforcement, or guardian. Various treatment providing including on-site nurse, mental health clinicians, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, substance abuse treatment, public school education, peer mentors, case management, and skills training.
Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Intake line: 503.645.9010
More information: LifeWorks NW provides comprehensive and integrated mental health and addictions support and offers specialized programming for commercially sexually exploited youth and adults involved in the sex industry.
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and Intensive Community-Based Treatment Services (ICTS) programs
Age Range: 3-18
More Information: Provides community-based culturally-specific treatment and case management and intervention support to commercially sexually exploited children and youth.
New Options for Women (NOW)
Intake line: 503.761.5272 x 5614
Age Range: 18 and up
More Information: Serves adult women who have been involved in the sex industry with intensive outpatient wraparound services, including mental health and substance use treatment, individual and group therapy, case management and recovery mentorship.
Department of Health Services and Child Protective Services CSEC
DHS Gateway Teen Unit (GTU)
Report child abuse to the 24-hr hotline: 503.731.3100 or 1.800.509.5439
More information: DHS has a specialized unit that provides custodial and case management support to commercially sexually exploited children and young adults. This unit focuses on safety planning and collaborative placement efforts, while maintaining long-term relationships with youth in their care. If you would like to make a report to DHS regarding a child you believe is being abused please call the hotline and note any concerns regarding CSEC on the call.
Medical Examination for Youth
Referral: 503.276.9000 (8:00am-5:00pm)
(24/7) Physician phone consult: 503.413.2200 (ask for CARES Northwest on-call physician)
More information: CARES NW provides medical examinations and forensic interviews for youth up to age 18 when there is concern of sexual and/or physical assault or sexual exploitation/trafficking. CARES NW is a collaborative, multidisciplinary medical program addressing abuse and neglect through prevention, medical evaluation, and trauma therapy, in partnership with our community.