BAWAR has supported Bay Area youth impacted by commercial exploitation since 2009, and in 2020 we launched Achieving Balance To Overcome Violent Environments (ABOVE) to address the needs of minors and young adults experiencing commercial sexual exploitation/human trafficking (CSE/HT).

The ABOVE Program provides crisis stabilization to all survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Through community education, we work to humanize and de-stigmatize the voices and experiences of survivors. 

  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Bedside Advocacy
  • Care kits (which may include toiletries, books, clothing, etc.)
  • Court and medical accompaniment
  • Emergency Relocation/Housing Support
  • Healthcare Navigation
  • In-custody visits
  • Information & Referrals
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Outdoor & Wellness Activities
  • VOC/CalVCB application help
If you or someone you know is  being exploited, reach out to us 24/7 at 510-800-4247 for immediate confidential support.

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To refer someone to ABOVE, call our hotline, complete the ABOVE Referral Form or call BAWAR’s main office at 510-430-1298 during business hours to be connected directly to staff who provide resources and start an intake.

24-Hour Hotline in English and Spanish
Línea directa las 24 horas en inglés y español
(510) 800-4247

Bay Area Women Against Rape
411 30th St Suite 412
Oakland, CA 94609

Office Hours: M-F, 9am – 5pm PST

Office: (510) 430-1298