Community Against Sexual Harm

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$11,593 raised by 66 donors

77% complete

$15,000 Goal

13,079 people. 

Why is that number important?  It's the number of people who were trafficked in Sacramento County between 2015-2020.* 

13,079 members of our community were sold for sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Many of them were children.

At Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH), survivors of sexual exploitation help each other find a new beginning, a new life, one step at a time. CASH is a very special place.

CASH was created in 2008 by Sacramento police officers, Oak Park residents, local businesses and, most importantly, women who had been trafficked themselves. Since that time we have helped thousands of survivors by offering respite, peer support, food, housing assistance and harm reduction services.

We offer survivors long-term support that evolves with them as life stabilizes and individual needs shift from crisis to achieving goals.  We help women find permanent housing, establish first-time jobs or career pathways, and access ongoing health and wellness support. We also help survivors apply for county and state benefits, such as Cal Fresh and Medi-Cal enrollment and crime victim compensation. In addition, we provide education about the harm inflicted on women and the community by commercial sexual exploitation.

Our direct services include: our Drop-in Center; peer-led support groups; housing support services; case management to connect survivors to available services; a court-ordered diversion program; outreach and support for youth, and a workforce development program for job training and skill development. Our drop-in center provides hot food, clothing, hygiene supplies, harm reduction supplies, respite, and a safe place to experience positive interactions.

This year we have embarked on a new venture. Our research demonstrated that survivors lacked access to safe, non-judgmental health care. So we partnered with the CARES Foundation and Dignity Health to open the Dignity Health Medical Safe Haven at CASH, a clinic providing trauma-informed care and offering access to harm reduction strategies, HIV testing, birth control, wound care, vaccines, and many other basic medical needs. Survivors of commercial sexual exploitation are often met with barriers, judgment, or lack of understanding in health care settings, and we are so excited bridge this gap and help women take control of their health!

We are very proud of how our programs meet women where they are, equipping them to prevent further harm as we partner to build successful futures. While we continue to fulfill our mission, and as women and their families break intergenerational patterns of trauma and abuse, we ask for your help in supporting the women through their success and hardships. Every gift helps us make a difference in the lives of women and children in our local community.  

*based on a research study conducted by RTI, Int., Sacramento State’s Institute for Social Research, and CASH

Giving Activity


Our mission is to assist women who have been commercially sexually exploited through survivor-led peer support and harm reduction services, while providing education about the harm inflicted on women and the community.

We believe in strengthening women, families, and communities impacted by sexual exploitation.


As CASH continues to rise to the challenge and meet the needs of vulnerable Sacramentans, we've identified additional health, safety, and well-being needs for participants. Therefore, we seek your help for the following priorities to offer meaningful and life-changing support to women trafficked and harmed.

Because our population has grown tremendously, we need more space to store the nutritious food we purchase for our Center for Women. We also need amenities to prepare home-cooked meals that sustain the families we serve daily.

Parenting support is needed for key developmental stages of child development in our Children's Center because holding a safe space for our families matters.

Assistance meeting the unique developmental needs of young adults (ages 16-21) who are part of our new early intervention program.

Financial and in-kind support to repurpose underutilized space for safe and private shower/bathroom facilities and an outdoor garden space where women can recharge.

Gifts that contribute to supplies and health care essentials for our new medical clinic at CASH.

Equity Statement

We are committed to serving all women and children that have been commercially sexually exploited, regardless of their, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race or religion.

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Against Sexual Harm

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, Board Members, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Black/African American, Women/Female-identifying, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


3101 1st Ave
Sacramento, CA 95817

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US



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