• Keeping kids safe from sex trafficking in the Bay Area

Sex trafficking is one of the most difficult crimes to solve

According to the FBI, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the largest hubs for sex trafficking in the United States. Each year, more than 300,000 American children are trapped into sex slavery. Even in wealthy communities, pimps canvass high schools for victims; oftentimes promising girls Chanel bags if they’ll just “do it once.” Any child with a cell phone is at risk. Pimps befriend kids on social media and gain their trust before selling them for sex.

Unlike a burglary where police respond to an emergency call, sex crimes are hidden and require a proactive investigation. In most cases, the victims are too scared to even testify against the criminal. Many are from foster care and are not even reported missing. The ones who are reported missing are generally classified as “runaways” for having made the mistake of voluntarily getting into a car with a “boyfriend” who then abducts her, beats her up and sells her for sex. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 3/4 of its missing kids cases were related to online sex advertisements.

TOGETHER, WE CAN STOP THIS CRIME

Special Operations is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to stop sex trafficking of kids in the Bay Area. Our network allows us to proactively search for, rescue and rehabilitate special victims. We work very closely with sex trafficking organizations, private investigators, law enforcement, and the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children to help:

-locate missing kids

-rescue girls out of a bad situation and into a safe home

-financially help victims buy clothes, food and other necessities

-provide qualified and confidential tips to law enforcement

I was so frustrated that police were not actively looking for Ellie. I truly do not believe Ellie would have been found without Special Operations. — Victim’s mother

SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS CHANGE LIVES

“We were hostages in our own house. Pimps were waiting for us outside. Police could not help. Special Operations sent in a car and moved us to a nice, safe place.” — Victim and her mother

“She was so scared her pimp was going to find and kill her. Special Operations let us know he was already serving 30 years in jail. Knowing this information saved her life.” – Victim’s friend

“Special Operations offered to buy her clothes and other necessities to help her transition to a safe home.” – Executive Director of a local safe home

Financials

We believe in full financial transparency. We are a volunteer based organization and donations go directly towards rescuing and rehabilitating special victims and bringing sex traffickers of children to justice.

We Need Special Operations, – Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County

Let’s rid the Bay Area of sex trafficking.

Special Operations Silicon Valley is a 501(c)(3) Organization ‧ EIN: 81-2874951