MISSSEY

MISSSEY Every child is too valuable to be bought and sold.
MISSSEY is a project based out of Alameda County that was created to address the epidemic of the commercial sexual exploitation of children, especially in the form of child/teen prostitution. MISSSEY was created to respond to the specialized and complex needs of sexually exploited children and will dramatically decrease the current gap in CSEC-specific services by providing intensive case management, court advocacy, professional & community trainings, comprehensive data reporting and local/state/national education & awareness campaigns. We constantly strive to build a broad network of support for the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of children as well as support for recognition of commercially sexually exploited children as victims. MISSSEY understands that the sexual exploitation of children is child abuse. MISSSEY is committed to the idea that sexually exploited children need specialized services that focus on victimization and recovery and redirection toward empowerment and safety. As a new project we are in the process of acquiring the tools & equipment we need to maximize our success and efficacy as an organization. We rely strongly on the support of the community, namely people like you, to maintain our daily functions and make our programs effective and enriching for all who participate.
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05/29/2020

Check out Isha, MISSSEY's Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator, showing Love Leadership at the #LOVELOUDLY event May 28th. Thank you to all of the organizers.

MISSSEY was out last night showing love to youth as part of the LOVE LOUDLY event. Thanks to Regina Evans, Amara Tabor S...
05/29/2020

MISSSEY was out last night showing love to youth as part of the LOVE LOUDLY event. Thanks to Regina Evans, Amara Tabor Smith, Victory Outreach, Frontline Healers and others for putting this together and for their love work!

New Virtual Programs Alert📢🙌!!!! For more details & information email nefertari@misssey.org #IamMisssey #saymore #sheism...
05/27/2020

New Virtual Programs Alert📢🙌!!!!

For more details & information email [email protected]

#IamMisssey #saymore #sheisme #success #stayconnected

The mothers that MISSSEY serves were not forgotten this past Mother's Day. We delivered beautiful care baskets, food and...
05/12/2020

The mothers that MISSSEY serves were not forgotten this past Mother's Day. We delivered beautiful care baskets, food and emergency health kits.
MISSSEY is still accepting donations of food and hygiene products. To donate, call our Resource line (510) 224-5937

05/05/2020

We love Hipline and the ways they celebrate and support women in this community!

We are OPEN & WORKING.Swipe through for additional resources & tips to stay safe during this Pandemic. #iammisssey #stop...
05/04/2020

We are OPEN & WORKING.
Swipe through for additional resources & tips to stay safe during this Pandemic.

#iammisssey #stopthespread #flattenthecurve #essentialworkers #bayarea

We Are Still Providing Services!
05/04/2020

We Are Still Providing Services!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Instagram live discussion facilitated by @standwithmisssey . STAND is ...
05/04/2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Instagram live discussion facilitated by @standwithmisssey . STAND is a MISSSEY employment program where femme-identified survivors of color engage in critical social analysis and advocacy to challenge the way Oakland views and serves its most vulnerable. We are currently hiring femme-identified youth ages 16-21 to go through our virtual orientation process that starts April 16th. Participants must have access to stable internet to participate in this cohort. If you or someone you know is interested please email [email protected] for more information! Keep up with all of the dope, interactive ways we’re safely engaging in community in a time when its most needed by following our participant-curated Instagram @standwithmisssey .

We are OPEN and WORKING!
05/04/2020

We are OPEN and WORKING!

Though MISSSEY's drop-in center is temporarily closed, it's still in use. We've been able to create food and emergency p...
05/03/2020

Though MISSSEY's drop-in center is temporarily closed, it's still in use. We've been able to create food and emergency packets and get them out to dozens of youth. Thanks to our community of supporters for donations!

MISSSEY will be there
04/20/2020

MISSSEY will be there

Please join the SBI Survivors’ Leadership Council in this free webinar on Sex Trafficking, Survival Sex Work, and MMIWG2 in the Time of COVID-19. Happening this coming Wednesday! Register here: tinyurl.com/y83tcvcu

The Survivors’ Leadership Council is made up entirely of Indigenous survivors of trafficking and survival sex work, and was created to give peer support and a platform for Indigenous survivor leaders to share their voices and expertise. This webinar is the first of a series from the Council—please follow Sovereign Bodies Institute to stay updated on additional resources from the Council!

04/01/2020

MISSSEY SERVICE UPDATE

Due to current public health concerns related to COVID-19, MISSSEY has reworked its service delivery to ensure the safety of both the youth that we serve and staff. MISSSEY recognizes that this health crisis will further impact youth that may already be struggling, and therefore remains committed to continuing limited, essential services (remote case management, restricted drop-in services and decreased onsite staff at the Alameda County Assessment Center).

Program Activities: All in-person program activities and meetings will occur virtually or be postponed for a later date, with the exception of direct services provided at the Alameda County Assessment Center. MISSSEY will communicate these plans via telephone, email, website, and/or social media, as appropriate.

Case Management: Case management staff will implement virtual home visits. Social emotional support, referrals and guidance for limiting exposure to the Corona virus, will be shared with clients via electronic communication. Every reasonable effort will be made to support clients and other vulnerable youth during this time. MISSSEY is still accepting referrals for prevention and intervention services. Direct service staff are also on-site at the Alameda County Assessment Center engaging and supporting youth.

Drop-in Center: Closed until further notice
MISSSEY has recently opened a resource hotline. Youth and service providers who call will receive live information about reliable sources for shelter and other key services.

MISSSEY COVID-19 Resource Line: 510-224-5937
Hotline Hours: Mon-Thurs (10am-7pm)
Crisis Line: (510) 845-7273 (BAWAR 24hr Hotline)
To reach us for anything else, please call or email: 510-251-2070 or [email protected].

Moving forward, we will post updates on our website and our social media feeds.
Thank you in advance for your flexibility and for supporting our mission and programs, which advance the health of our community each and every day.

New job added! We are looking for a Development Manager to work for MISSSEY.We are still currently hiring for a System C...
01/29/2020
MISSSEY, Inc. hiring Development Manager in Oakland, California, United States | LinkedIn

New job added!

We are looking for a Development Manager to work for MISSSEY.

We are still currently hiring for a System Case Manager, two Youth Engagement Specialist, an Administratie Coordinator, and a couple more positions. All the job descriptions can be found on our website: www.misssey.org.

Posted 7 minutes ago. POSITION OVERVIEW: Our Development Manager is a critical player for our organization, raising funds…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn.

01/20/2020
Destiny: Part 2: The House

Over 40% of the youth we serve are young mothers and 95% struggle DAILY to maintain safe, stable housing. Hundreds of young mothers who want to avoid sexual exploitation. HAVE NO SAFE PLACE FOR THEMSELVES OR THIER CHILDREN TO LIVE.

This is "Destiny: Part 2: The House" by ZWEEN WORKS on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

We'll be there!! Hope to see you
01/20/2020

We'll be there!! Hope to see you

Have you got your ticket yet?? This is a key event for 2020 addressing Black and Brown girls being trafficked. Also keep in mind that SHADE is a survivor run and led organization and all ticket cost goes towards supporting and paying survivors. Buying a ticket is a supportive action for survivors!

This weekend only until January 12 at 10 PM buy one ticket and receive an access code for a free ticket!!! That’s two for the price of one!!! Only offered on FB.

https://thecolorofhumantrafficking.eventbrite.com/

The Spirit of Giving, Thank you to our past ED Holly Joshi for her generous donation! We are still hosting Holiday Angel...
12/04/2019

The Spirit of Giving,

Thank you to our past ED Holly Joshi for her generous donation!

We are still hosting Holiday Angels, but this year it will look different.

Please read and share the flyer.

California Introduces 1st Toll-Free Statewide Mental Health Line Ahead of World Mental Health Day
10/09/2019
California Introduces 1st Toll-Free Statewide Mental Health Line Ahead of World Mental Health Day

California Introduces 1st Toll-Free Statewide Mental Health Line Ahead of World Mental Health Day

California on Monday launched its first statewide mental health line to help those struggling with mental and emotional well-being, officials announced. The free service offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone who calls or messages the number 1-855-845-7415. It will be staffed...

Community Resources: If you would like to table and provide support services or resources, please email Delores Johnson ...
09/26/2019

Community Resources:

If you would like to table and provide support services or resources, please email Delores Johnson at [email protected].

If you or your clients need round trip transportation to our Annual "Day Especially for You" FREE Shopping, Pampering, & Community Outreach, we will need to have all forms due no later than 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

If you do NOT need transportation and want to preregister, please fill out the same form and return anytime prior to the event date.

Please note you are welcome to register the day of the event, however, please expect delays into the event while we get you registered.

Event held at St. Mary's Center, 925 Brockhurst Street, Oakland on Saturday, October 26, 2019, between 12:00pm - 6:00pm. Round trip bus transportation is being provided to the first 300 people that sign up! You must reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, and parts of Solano counties for transportation.

Over 1,000 disadvantaged women & children from across the Bay Area attend this event each year! Shelters, transitional housing, undocumented, recovery facilities, social services, individuals, and referrals from any public-city/state/government agency can apply!

This event is open to all women & children who are survivors of violence & human trafficking, homeless, impoverished, undocumented, self-identify, or experiencing adversities throughout the Bay Area!

This engaging daylong program, allows survivors to “retreat for the day.” Women and children from local shelters, recovery centers, disadvantaged communities, and homeless encampments, get to come to a safe East Bay location to experience a day of shopping, pampering, and outreach. This important day celebrates their courage and importance in our society, free from judgement and blame. They will get pampered with makeovers, hair styling, manicures & more; receive services essential in promoting health and wellness, self-sufficiency, and community services by our participating partner organizations and businesses; and shop until they drop with a shopping spree of donated new and used clothing, shoes, household items, bedding, toiletries, & more.

There will be entertainment, food, and more. Children will get to do their own shopping of toys, books, and games, while enjoying healthy meals and other entertainment.

Please register today, by filling out the attached registration form.

Alliance for Girls* 6th Annual Conference, A Movement for Equity, is shaping up to be our best conference yet. Keynote s...
09/23/2019

Alliance for Girls* 6th Annual Conference, A Movement for Equity, is shaping up to be our best conference yet. Keynote speakers include: Dolores Huerta, Founder and President of The Dolores Huerta Foundation, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s First and Current Surgeon General, and Dr. Monique W. Morris, Executive Producer of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

We don’t want you to miss this outstanding opportunity. That’s why we’re excited to offer you an extra incentive to attend (this weekend only!). Take advantage of our flash sale and use the code FLASH30 to get 30% off tickets**.

REGISTER NOW
(Girls and gender expansive youth 13-24 can register for free.)

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to join the hundreds of girls' champions who have already registered and are committed to building a better future for girls.

We hope to see you soon.



In Community,

Alliance for Girls

09/20/2019

Thanks to Help For Children for their wonderful support of MISSSEY for over 6 years! Thanks also for welcoming MISSSEY at the HFC Annual event in San Francisco.
This long-standing collaboration with the 49rs Foundation was beautiful and successful, as always. A special shout out to Mark Bellias for being such a gracious host!

Jennifer B. Lyle, MISSSEY ED, some of the 49rs greats and Dr. John York​ Help For Children
09/20/2019

Jennifer B. Lyle, MISSSEY ED, some of the 49rs greats and Dr. John York​ Help For Children

MISSSEY ED with Dr. York, Co-Chairman of the San Francisco 49rs. Help For Children
09/20/2019

MISSSEY ED with Dr. York, Co-Chairman of the San Francisco 49rs. Help For Children

09/17/2019

Thank you for our supporters and community! You all moved fast to support us in finding a graphic designer, SO MANY TO WORK WITH! 😁

#MobilizeHer #MISSSEY If  you would like to attend here are some promo codes:the next 25 people to register using the co...
09/12/2019

#MobilizeHer #MISSSEY

If you would like to attend here are some promo codes:
the next 25 people to register using the code MOBILIZENOW will get 50% off registration!

Additionally, we've created a special discount ticket code (MobilizeHer-MISSSEY) for up to 5 people in your network.

The attendee should enter the code at checkout and they will receive a 25% discount on any ticket.

https://womensmarchoakland.org/about-mobilizeher

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, between 12:00pm - 6:00pm at St. Mary's Center, 925 Brockhurst Street in  Oakland, CA. Rou...
09/11/2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, between 12:00pm - 6:00pm at St. Mary's Center, 925 Brockhurst Street in Oakland, CA. Round trip bus transportation is being provided to the first 300 people that sign up! You must reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, and parts of Solano counties for transportation. Transportation requests are due no later than 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Over 1,000 disadvantaged women & children from across the Bay Area attend this event each year! Shelters, transitional housing, undocumented, recovery facilities, social services, individuals, and referrals from any public-city/state/government agency can apply!

This event is open to all women & children who are survivors of violence & human trafficking, homeless, impoverished, undocumented, or experiencing adversities throughout the Bay Area! It's better to register in advance. However, you are still welcome to register at the door, but please be prepared to fill out the registration form upon your arrival.

This engaging daylong program, allows women and children to “retreat for the day.” Victims and survivors from local shelters, disadvantaged communities, and homeless encampments get to come to a safe East Bay location to experience a day of shopping, pampering, and outreach. This important day celebrates their courage and importance in our society, free from judgment and blame. They will get pampered with makeovers, hair styling, manicures & more; receive services essential in promoting health and wellness, self-sufficiency, and community services by our participating partner organizations and businesses; and shop until they drop with a shopping spree of donated new and used clothing, shoes, household items, bedding, toiletries, & more.

There will be entertainment, food, and more. Children will get to do their own shopping for toys, books, and games while enjoying healthy meals and other entertainment. We will also provide round trip bus transportation to 300 women & children who do not have the means or ability to get to and from the event.

Please register today, by filling out the attached registration form.

If you would like to table and provide support services or resources, please email Delores Johnson at [email protected].

09/04/2019
Sovereign Bodies Institute

Check out the OUTSTANDING and IMPORTANT work of sovereign bodies institute. https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Sovereign-Bodies-Institute-332248684055342/

They are working to get to a clear and thorough understanding of the scale and dynamics of cases of trafficked, missing, and murdered Native American women and children in Northwestern California

Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI) builds works to produce and disseminate research to end gender & sexual violence against Indigenous people.

08/23/2019
MISSSEY

If you are looking to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. 😊

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT!
MISSSEY, Inc is still HIRING!!

Check out our website: https://misssey.org/job-opportunities/

The following list below are the open positions available at MISSSEY, Inc., each required at least 2 years experience and knowledge of the CSEC population and their needs.

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TAY Case Manager
Foster Case Manager
Youth Engagement Specialist
Drop In Center Case Manager
Career Readiness Coordinator
Advocacy & Leadership Coordinator

#IAMMISSSEY

08/20/2019

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT!
MISSSEY, Inc is still HIRING!!

Check out our website: https://misssey.org/job-opportunities/

The following list below are the open positions available at MISSSEY, Inc., each required at least 2 years experience and knowledge of the CSEC population and their needs.

Share, Repost & Tell somebody!

TAY Case Manager
Foster Case Manager
Youth Engagement Specialist
Drop In Center Case Manager
Career Readiness Coordinator
Advocacy & Leadership Coordinator

#IAMMISSSEY

07/30/2019

MISSSEY, Inc. is still hiring. Come join a team of motivated, resilient, & hard working women making change one youth at a time. We see you out there, come join us!!

Check out the website for our open positions.

https://misssey.org/job-opportunities/

07/24/2019

Feeling super hungry? We have the perfect solution! TONIGHT only, alaMar Kitchen & Bar is teaming up with MISSSEY. When you say "I'm with MISSSEY," 20% of your delicious meal goes to MISSSEY, supporting our services for sexually exploited youth. What are you waiting for? Head over tonight!

07/24/2019

Tonight's the night, everyone! Don't forget to head to alaMar Kitchen & Bar for dinner tonight. You'll love their amazing seafood. Make sure to say, "I'm with MISSSEY," and alaMar will donate 20% of your meal to support our work here at MISSSEY. See you there!

Address

424 Jefferson Street
Oakland, California, CA
94607

General information

According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a federal law passed in 2000, any child under the age of 18 years old that is used for the purpose of exploitation through sexual servitude (prostitution), regardless of the absence of economic leverage, manipulation, fraud, coercion, threats, force and violence is considered a commercially sexually exploited child (CSEC). A child victim of human trafficking does not have to prove that they were tricked or violently forced into sexual exploitation in order to be considered a victim of human trafficking under this federal law. This law applies to every child human trafficking victim in the United States.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

+15102512070

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Feminist First Fridayz kicks off this week at The Spot - come through from 5pm for a movie and popcorn and all your favorite toppings including chocolate herbs! Girl only space - good vibez only - fun times only. Call/email for further information. Hosted by Banteay Srei in solidarity with all female youth in Oakland who need a safe space to relax, kick back and enjoy sistahood.
I have never been so disappointed with an organization. When I finally got thru to someone and enrollrd my child into a session and showed up for a group session to be told that oh it had been cancelled and we will call you when it's rescheduled. Still waiting on that call. When I read online about the organization and how it help teens I was really excited. Totally frustrated with this organization. I hope others have better luck that what has happened to me.
Inspiring!