Huckleberry Youth Programs was recently asked by the city of San Francisco to take over a contract to serve youth who have been or who are at high risk for exploitation. In collaboration with Children’s Protective Services, SFPD, the District Attorney, and the Probation Department, Huckleberry provides immediate crisis intervention and case management services for trafficked youth through the Huckleberry Advocacy & Response Team (HART).
Huckleberry’s Director of Programs, Mollie Brown, recently discussed our work with trafficked youth for a cover story in the SF Chronicle, “Police Abuse of Trafficking victims weakens fragile help system.”
This work involves intensive one-on-one support with youth ages 11-24. Youth are referred from within Huckleberry programs, the foster care system, probation, schools, and other community partners.
In fiscal year 2014/2015, Huckleberry served 109 youth through the Huckleberry Advocacy & Response Team (HART).