Sex Trafficking Victims Services

For many years the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center has worked to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and of trafficking recover from their experiences. As a result our patients are screened for exposure to sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Today, through partnerships with local branches of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security, and a number of NGOs, services are being expanded to help young people identified as victims by these agencies.

At the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center victims are identified and are helped through a non-judgmental, fully comprehensive approach to engagement. They receive:
• A warm welcome and a friendly face ready to help
• A licensed Master’s Level social worker who is easily reachable and able to help vulnerable young people navigate services
• Trauma focused individual counseling and psychotherapy
• Victim support groups
• Family therapy
• Advocacy and Legal Help
In addition, we provide health care that addresses all the other health needs of victims of abuse and neglect, delivered in a sensitive and holistic way.