Human Trafficking

A homeless youth receives shelter from an adult “friend,” who asks her to sleep with a few of his buddies, to help pay the rent

 A teen in foster care runs away, is picked up by two men in a car on the highway, and is coerced into prostitution

 A mother “rents” her children to a pedophile, to support her drug addiction

The human trafficking of youth, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children, is an egregious form of child abuse, and a serious crime that is punishable by both New York State and Federal Law

If you are a youth and need help:

  • Call 911 if you feel threatened and need immediate police assistance
  • Call The Safe Center LI at 516-542-0404 to access shelter, food, medical care, counseling, and other services
  • Call the Middle Earth Hotline at 516-679-1111 for crisis intervention, counseling, and referral.  It’s free, anonymous, confidential, and open 24/7

If you are a community member:

  • Call 911 if someone you know is in immediate danger
  • Call the NYS child abuse hotline at 1-800-342-3720 if you suspect a minor is being abused, neglected, or maltreated
  • Contact The Safe Center LI at 516-542-0404, If you want to make a confidential referral about someone who is being trafficked, or for more information about sex trafficking
  • Contact Nassau County’s Safe Harbour Project* by calling 516- 227-8076 or emailing

To report Human Trafficking, Sex trade, or Prostitution Activity occurring in Nassau County, contact the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office tip line by calling (516) 571-7755.  Press 7  

Human Trafficking Resources:

NYS Office of Children and Family Services

NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTC): Call 1-888-373-7888, TTY: 711, Text BeFree (233733), or visit: 

  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the U.S. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.  Call 1-888-373-7888, TTY: 711, Text BeFree (233733)
  • The National Hotline can also be accessed by emailing:, submitting a tip through the online tip reporting form

The Safe Center LI, Inc., Human Trafficking 

The Safe Center Hotline staff is trained on identifying potential trafficking cases, and act as a primary first contact for clients.  Hotline: 516-542-0404

Family & Children’s Association, Emergency Youth Shelter, Nassau Haven

*Nassau County’s Safe Harbour Project is a County-wide, coordinated, comprehensive, multi-system, long-term approach and strategy to enhance the identification, protection, and service delivery for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.