We serve San Diego’s sex trafficking victims by offering a real way out. GenerateHope is a faith-based organization providing a long-term, comprehensive, housing and recovery program to young women who have been sexually trafficked, so that they are able to reintegrate into society and walk powerfully into their future.
To date, over 105 women have experienced the acceptance, care, and resources within the GenerateHope system.
GenerateHope’s vision is to see survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation recover from the abuse and trauma of the sex trade. It is also our goal to educate our community and work with local law enforcement and task forces to eradicate human trafficking in San Diego.
estimated trafficking victims in San Diego alone, of whom 1,766 were contacted by law enforcement
in annual revenue estimated from the underground commercial sex economy in San Diego alone
San Diego - Top 8 Cities
for commercial sexual exploitation of children across the country, per the most recent FBI study
110 gangs were identified in San Diego involved in recruiting and selling women / girls in the sex trade
San Diego is an international gateway city for sex trafficking, but the epidemic of demand is 80% domestic... Americans are buying and selling Americans for sex
Sex trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business annually and is the fastest growing sector of organized crime
Recruitment, often via "Boyfriending," is active in our middle schools, high schools, public transportation, malls, parks, parties/clubs, anywhere that teens socialize. In San Diego, 20 of 20 schools studied reported recruiting activity on their students
This Department of Justice study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, was led by Principal Investigator Ami Carpenter, PhD, USD and conducted in close collaboration with Jamie Gates, PhD, at PLNU. The National Institute of Justice has been a leader in the United States in funding and commissioning research on trafficking issues.
1 in 3 TEENS
will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home
of victims were sexually abused as children
victims in confirmed sex trafficking cases are US citizens
Homeless, runaway & throwaway children and youth
Victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence
Children in an unstable or neglectful home environment
Individuals with low self esteem
Individuals (particularly youth) lacking a parent or healthy adult relationship in their lives
Individuals looking to improve their lives
Anyone with access to the Internet / social media
The GenerateHope Solution
GenerateHope is a safe place for trafficked girls and women to heal, to find confidence, and to discover their future.
Long-term, Safe Housing in a compassionate environment.
Each woman has her own room within the GenerateHope safe house, where they live together as a family and are supported by House Moms and staff. We believe in a family environment where each woman can receive the individual support she needs.
Emotional Health - Psychotherapy, groups, and adjunct therapy support to heal from the extreme trauma of the sex trade.
Our women receive group and individual therapy that is trauma-informed and relative to their experiences so that they can heal and move on from their history of trafficking.
Learning Center : GED and college support, tutoring, critical thinking, and career prep
Each woman receives education according to her own needs and pace. Our Instructor creates an individual plan for each woman to find success as a scholar. Areas of study range from writing skills, literature, math and finance, resume building, college preparation, job skills and more.
Case Management : Access to social, medical, and community support services.
Our treatment team helps each woman achieve her goals through adjunct therapies and community services so that she can be healthy and successful as she moves towards independence
have been welcomed to build a life of freedom at GenerateHope
is the average length of stay to complete the GenerateHope Recovery Program phase
have been educated annually on local sex trafficking awareness by GenerateHope
GenerateHope 1 year studies demonstrate a dramatic increase in women's self-esteem
GenerateHope 1 year studies demonstrate dramatic decreases in women's symptoms of PTSD and depression
GenerateHope residents focus an array of new goals such as: completing their high school or college education, identifying a living-wage career path, maintaining and celebrating their sobriety, reuniting with healthy family and/or children, obtaining their driver's licenses, moving into their own apartments, and becoming mindful, self-regulating members of the community.