Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.

  • Force: Rape, beating, physical restraints, and can involve being transported against their will.
  • Fraud: False offer of employment, marriage, or a better life.
  • Coercion: Threats, debt bondage, and psychological abuse.

Trafficking Indicators

  • Person shows signs of abuse or fearfulness.
  • Person does not have access to personal documents such as ID, passport, or visa.
  • Person is not fully paid, or is working excessive hours or in dangerous working conditions.
  • Person is closely supervised, and is not allowed to leave home or other  premises.
  • Person is under 18 and is working in the commercial sex industry.

Support for Victims of Trafficking

  • Free and Confidential!
  • Available in English and Asian languages.
  • Available to shelter residents and
    non-residential clients.

Our Services Include

  • A 24-hour crisis hotline – (408) 975-2739
  • A 24-hour emergency shelter for women and children (Men and FTMs will be referred to other Coalition agencies for housing).
  • Case management & crisis intervention services.
  • Help with restraining orders, family law, and immigration issues.
  • Human trafficking education and training for professionals and community groups.
  • Employment, housing, and social service advocacy.
  • Information and referrals.

SPREAD THE WORD: Talk about trafficking with your family, friends, and co-workers.

CONNECT: Identify and refer victims of trafficking to available services.

LEARN MORE: Contact Asian Women’s Home to arrange a training for your organization.

For more information, please contact: or call 24/7 (408) 975-2739.