Getting Help

Getting Help

Youth and Families

    • (510) 224-5937
  • Call 911 for emergency assistance
  • Text Help to BeFree (233733) during operating hours 3:00pm-11:00pm EST
  • Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888

Service Providers

You can complete this MISSSEY Referral Form    or scan it to us at on behalf of the young person you are working with. Please remember that MISSSEY does not operate 24/7; you should anticipate turnaround time within regular business hours.


If you see a child on the street soliciting or being solicited for sex, do not approach the child.  Go to a safe place where you can see the child, as their exploiter may be watching them.  Then call local police or 911 and tell them that you know this child is a minor and that you believe they are being commercially sexually exploited.  Provide details: time, exact location, descriptions of the child and the suspected exploiters, as well as the make and model and other relevant information on the vehicle picking up the child.

National Hotlines

The numbers below will connect you to first responders who can help you 24/7. They can also provide you with information about services and work being done to fight against human trafficking:

National Human Trafficking Hotline – 1-888-373-7888 or Text INFO or HELP to BEFREE

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – 1-800-THE-LOST

National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUN-AWAY