The Sacramento Rescue & Restore Regional Program, administered by Opening Doors, Inc., works to identify victims of human trafficking and connect them to services, and to make the community aware that human trafficking is happening in the Sacramento region. Opening Doors and Rescue & Restore Program Partners, WEAVE, My Sister’s House, and the Grace Network, offer training on a wide variety human trafficking topics and referrals to additional community resources including services for victims.
In April 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) awarded a cooperative agreement to the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) to build a regional Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking program. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of human trafficking victims who are identified and connected to services in the Sacramento region, to raise public awareness, and to provide training and education on human trafficking.
SETA sub-granted program funds to local organizations to build their capacity to identify and serve human trafficking victims. These organizations include Opening Doors, WEAVE, My Sister’s House, and The Grace Network. Opening Doors provides comprehensive short- and long-term case services for victims, as well as outreach and community awareness. My Sister’s House raises awareness and assists in providing culturally appropriate services to Asian/Pacific Islander victims.
WEAVE provides 24-hour emergency response to victims, law enforcement, service providers and the community through its support and information line and team of first responders. Additionally, WEAVE provides training and on domestic minor sex trafficking, and coordination of service delivery. The Grace Network connects victims to much needed services through its faith based network of service providers and businesses.
We work to expand and strengthen the Sacramento Rescue & Restore Coalition to achieve our program goals. The Coalition is a network of service providers, community-based organizations, state and local government agencies and law enforcement officials. The mission of the Coalition is to abolish human trafficking and ensure the liberation, dignity and well-being of trafficked persons.