Need Help? Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

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Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

831-375-4375 or 831-424-4375

The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.

Monarch Services


24-hour crisis line, including emergency response to law enforcement or medical facilities, and accompaniment to forensic rape examinations. Support services include emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and their children, peer counseling, advocacy, information, referrals, drop-in support groups, and assistance with restraining order applications. 

YWCA Monterey County

1-831-372-6300 or 831-757-1001

24-hour housing referrals, case management, supportive counseling/therapy, addiction treatment/services, workshops, education/job training, legal advocacy, emergency fund assistance (adults and children/youth)

Safe Place 


Weekly Drop-In Dinner at the Monterey Youth Center provides a hot meal and recreational activities for youth; 24-hour access to temporary shelter; 24-hour access to temporary shelter; assesses youth for risk of commercial sexual exploitation and provides appropriate interventions when needed; Informal street-based counseling and survival aid including food, clothing, and hygiene items

Walnut Ave Family and Women’s Center


Walnut Avenue seeks to improve the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of the individuals and families we serve. Our service providing programs include Early Education Center, Services for Children & Youth, Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Family Support Services, and Community Engagement. Many of the families participating in Walnut Avenue programs are from under-served populations due to poverty, early pregnancy, homelessness, and/or domestic violence.

In an emergency, call 911

Many survivors find that it helps to have an advocate to navigate reporting abuse. Please consider contacting an organization in the Local Resources section to connect with an advocate.

To report child abuse, call Child Protective Services

  • Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services
    1-877-505-3299 or 831-454-2273
  • Monterey County Child Protective Services
    1-800-606-6618 or 831-755-4661

To report human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline

To report internet child sexual exploitation, contact National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Monterey County

Sun Street Centers


Community Human Services


The Door to Hope


Valley Health Associates


Beacon House 


Santa Cruz County

Janus of Santa Cruz


The Camp


Encompass Community Services

831-427-5290 or 831-722-5914

National Human Trafficking Hotline


233733 – Text “HELP” or “INFO” 

Find social and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, and connect with training and volunteer opportunities across the U.S. and its territories.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


As the nation’s clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.

National Runaway Safeline 


By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929, you will immediately share your story with a compassionate person and build a plan together.

National Domestic Violence Hotline


At the National Domestic Violence Hotline, our highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network


When you call, you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.

National Suicide Hotline


We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.