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.
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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.

Operating as usual

MISSSEY, along with our partners Young Women’s Freedom Center, Family Violence Law Center, DreamCatchers, Alliance for G...
04/30/2021

MISSSEY, along with our partners Young Women’s Freedom Center, Family Violence Law Center, DreamCatchers, Alliance for Girls and the undersigned advocates and community leaders, are calling on the City of Oakland Councilmembers to join us as we take a stand against gender-based violence (GBV). We must prioritize and invest in the health and safety of survivors as we break cycles of violence. #PrioritizeSurvivors

To learn more about the effect of gender-based violence, head to our IG TV🎥

Shoutout to our team standing against GBV: @misssey @young_women_free @bebravespeakup @dreamcatcherysoakland @alliance4girls

We at MISSSEY stand in love and against racist, gender, psychological and economic violence against our Chinese, Filipin...
03/22/2021
Bee Nguyen 🐝 on Twitter

We at MISSSEY stand in love and against racist, gender, psychological and economic violence against our Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, Thai, Laotian, Bangladeshi, Burmese and other Asian family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and community members. We love you and will fight for your right to thrive.

“White supremacy works overtime to deny that systemic racism is real and deadly:
Stop disparaging the women who were killed at the hands of a violent white man
We are *not* your sex objects”

Bee Nguyen Georgia state representative from Atlanta

See her statement on March 17th
https://twitter.com/BeeForGeorgia/status/1372222048668356608

“We have a history of violence against Asian Americans in this country — including an immigration exclusion act directed at an entire continent. The rise in AAPI hate crimes is a continuation of the brutality AAPIs have endured since the inception of this country. #StopAAPIHate https://t.co/iGgV...

We are OPEN & We are HIRING!!!!WE’RE BACK! MISSSEY’s Star drop-in center is officially open Monday-Wednesday 1p-6p. Stop...
03/09/2021

We are OPEN & We are HIRING!!!!

WE’RE BACK!
MISSSEY’s Star drop-in center is officially open Monday-Wednesday 1p-6p. Stop by 424 Jefferson for some respite, community, food, and fun!

PS we can provide youth with the PPE needed to share the space.

For hiring information click the website link in our bio or DM us for more information.

#iammisssey #blackgirlsmatter #wegotus

Happy Black History Month!MISSSEY would like to remember & honor #breonnataylor #iammisssey #untilallrfree #balckhistory...
02/28/2021

Happy Black History Month!
MISSSEY would like to remember & honor #breonnataylor

#iammisssey #untilallrfree #balckhistoryisamericanhistory

Happy Black History Month!
MISSSEY would like to remember & honor #breonnataylor

#iammisssey #untilallrfree #balckhistoryisamericanhistory

Happy Back History Month!MISSSEY would like to highlight #barbrajordan “I am not going to sit here and be an idle specta...
02/22/2021

Happy Back History Month!
MISSSEY would like to highlight #barbrajordan

“I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution”

#iammisssey #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

Happy Back History Month!
MISSSEY would like to highlight #barbrajordan

“I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution”

#iammisssey #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

WE ARE HIRING!!!!MISSSEY is hiring for our case management position! Those interested can apply through our website: htt...
02/19/2021

WE ARE HIRING!!!!

MISSSEY is hiring for our case management position!
Those interested can apply through our website: https://misssey.org/job-opportunities/.

Send us a DM if you are interested or have any questions. 😊

Feel free to share💜

#jobopportunity #wearehiring #iammisssey

WE ARE HIRING!!!!

MISSSEY is hiring for our case management position!
Those interested can apply through our website: https://misssey.org/job-opportunities/.

Send us a DM if you are interested or have any questions. 😊

Feel free to share💜

#jobopportunity #wearehiring #iammisssey

That’s right y’all our first Career Readiness course of 2021 starts in just a few weeks!!!!This is a virtual program hel...
02/16/2021

That’s right y’all our first Career Readiness course of 2021 starts in just a few weeks!!!!

This is a virtual program held twice a week from March 2nd - April 8th from 4-5pm.

For more details or to register for this new cohort make sure you email
[email protected].

Happy Black History Month!!!!MISSSEY would like to highlight Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. For her work as Civil Rights ad...
02/16/2021

Happy Black History Month!!!!

MISSSEY would like to highlight Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. For her work as Civil Rights advocate and the development of the theory of Intersectionality.

Happy Black History Month!!!!

MISSSEY would like to highlight Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. For her work as Civil Rights advocate and the development of the theory of Intersectionality.

Happy Black History Month!!!!MISSSEY would like to highlight Stacey Abrams for her constant advocacy for voters rights &...
02/09/2021

Happy Black History Month!!!!

MISSSEY would like to highlight Stacey Abrams for her constant advocacy for voters rights & her success in turning Atlanta blue.
We would also like to congratulate her on her Nobel Peace prize nomination.

#iammisssey #blackhistorymonthiseverymonth

Happy Black History Month!!!!

MISSSEY would like to highlight Stacey Abrams for her constant advocacy for voters rights & her success in turning Atlanta blue.
We would also like to congratulate her on her Nobel Peace prize nomination.

#iammisssey #blackhistorymonthiseverymonth

Happy Birthday!!!!Thank you for your strength and willingness to STAND UP!!!
02/04/2021
Image: Rosa Parks - Wikipedia

Happy Birthday!!!!
Thank you for your strength and willingness to STAND UP!!!

Found on Google from en.wikipedia.org

01/18/2021
Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]

The words in Martin Luther King Jr's Letter from a Birmingham jail are still relevant and powerful today.
"We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God given rights...when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society; when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can't go to the public amusement park...and see tears welling up in her eyes...then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait. There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair." We are grateful to the man for his work and peaceful, loving fight for democracy.
To see full text go to https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely." Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, m...

The disproportionate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ+, & 2Spirit people, men and boys is of...
11/30/2020

The disproportionate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ+, & 2Spirit people, men and boys is often referred to as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) however, as this violence most widely impacts women & girls, you may have seen this referenced as #MMIW.⁣

We will be using the abbreviation #MMIR.⁣

The combined forces of colonization, displacement, impoverishment, attempted genocide & indoctrination, and dehumanization of Indigenous Peoples have manifested in what Corinne Rice refers to as ‘the perfect storm of oppressive atmospheres.’⁣

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are not inherently ‘more likely’ to commit crime or experience crime. We are more likely to experience the conditions of oppression & scarcity that result in the need for survival by any means necessary.⁣

The institutions that create these harmful conditions will not be the ones to save us. WE will save us.⁣

According to research from @SovereignBodies, “stories of cases wrongfully classified as accidental, suicide, or undetermined are common across Indigenous communities.” Cases of abductions are often brushed off as runaway cases. Inconsistent data puts justice out of reach.⁣

Repost of @blairimani 🙏🏽#LearnOClock dedicated to #NAHM and the crisis of #MMIR.⁣

in collaboration with @MissCorinne86 (Lakota and Kahnawake Mohawk) Native educator and journalist.⁣
⁣Art by @zeaink & portraits by @beanhorsecar⁣

This week at MISSSEY: Holiday Dinner Baskets! With these gifts, we express gratitude for our youth, and for the ability ...
11/24/2020

This week at MISSSEY: Holiday Dinner Baskets! With these gifts, we express gratitude for our youth, and for the ability to have our drop-in space open, and for the abundance of delicious food we have to offer! #thanksgiving

More holiday gifts to come!

#gratitude #givingthanks #iammisssey

WE’RE BACK! MISSSEY’s Star drop-in center is officially open Monday-Wednesday 1p-6p. Stop by 424 Jefferson for some resp...
11/17/2020

WE’RE BACK!
MISSSEY’s Star drop-in center is officially open Monday-Wednesday 1p-6p. Stop by 424 Jefferson for some respite, community, food, and fun!

PS we can provide youth with the PPE needed to share the space.

#iammisssey #blackgirlsmatter #wegotus

We are Blessed and keep growing!! Check out our job page on our website and share the word, that we are HIRING!! https:/...
10/16/2020
Job Opportunities - MISSSEY

We are Blessed and keep growing!!

Check out our job page on our website and share the word, that we are HIRING!!

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

Job Opportunities MISSSEY seeks to recruit and hire talented and passionate people who will be outstanding contributors to our organization. We maintain a strong commitment to survivor leadership and inclusion, and we highly encourage survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, women of color (tran...

Thanks Google for letting us know that today is Mary Ann Shadd's birthday. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_ShaddW...
10/09/2020
Mary Ann Shadd - Wikipedia

Thanks Google for letting us know that today is Mary Ann Shadd's birthday. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Shadd
Wonder what things would have been like if she were on the Supreme Court...

VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (October 9, 1823 – June 5, 1893) was an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. She was the first black woman publisher in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada.[1][2] Shadd Cary edited The Provincial Freeman, establi...

Survivors Taking Action for a New Day (STAND) members have been working with other community partners to get changes mad...
10/08/2020

Survivors Taking Action for a New Day (STAND) members have been working with other community partners to get changes made to Oakland's use of force policy. Here they are at a rally organized by #RAHEEM. The police commission vote is tonight!
Thanks @reginagjackson Oakland Police Commission Chair for meeting with STAND members this morning.

Please join us along with our advocacy group @standwithmisssey tomorrow at the Oscar Grant Plaza at 12p to encourage Oak...
10/07/2020

Please join us along with our advocacy group @standwithmisssey tomorrow at the Oscar Grant Plaza at 12p to encourage Oakland’s Police Commissioner’s office to put effective safety measures in their use of force policy. MISSSEY’s youth advocacy program, Survivors Taking Action for a New Day, has been working with several black and brown-led organizations including @raheem_org , @centro_legaldelaraza , @antipoliceterrorproject and @aclu_norcal to draft and spread the survey that the policy recommendations are based on. The Raheem survey received more than 1400 responses from our community and we need your help to get the City of Oakland to vote in favor of these changes. In a time where so many of us are feeling the weight of a health pandemic and the pandemic of racism, it is important for us to come together and express our demands for our new day. Please click the link in our bio for information on the policy recommendations.

Please help find Iola. She has been missing for several weeks. See post below for more information.
10/06/2020

Please help find Iola. She has been missing for several weeks. See post below for more information.

It is horrible and criminal that these police officers have not been brought to justice for taking advantage of Celeste ...
10/02/2020
High-Ranking Richmond Police Kept Their Jobs After Sexts With Teen | KQED

It is horrible and criminal that these police officers have not been brought to justice for taking advantage of Celeste Guap who was a teenager for most of the time that they took advantage of her.
Another example of how ill-prepared law enforcement is to address the significant needs of young women and youth in our community. REALLOCATE.

Disciplinary files released late Wednesday provide new insight into how the Richmond Police Department disciplined nine officers who were involved in the multi-agency sexual exploitation scandal that rocked Bay Area police departments four years ago.

This is exhausting...and we persist!
09/24/2020

This is exhausting...and we persist!

Another young trans woman found dead. We're not doing enough to make certain that these young folks are free of harm!
09/06/2020
UK Trans Icon Elie Che Found Dead

Another young trans woman found dead. We're not doing enough to make certain that these young folks are free of harm!

The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Tune into our Instagram live next week starting Tuesday Sept. 1 for youth-led discussions on the ways that Oakland polic...
08/26/2020

Tune into our Instagram live next week starting Tuesday Sept. 1 for youth-led discussions on the ways that Oakland policing impacts survivors of sexual violence. @standwithmisssey is hosting daily activities and discussions all in an effort to get survivor voices to influence policy that can change Oakland policing. This series is brought to you in collaboration with @raheem_org , a black-led independent reporting service that is leveraging the experiences of the most underrepresented communities in Oakland to inform the future STAND wants to live in. For more information please email: [email protected] and mark your calendars!

Protect Black GirlsBelieve Black GirlsSpeak up for Black GirlsUplift Black Girls#iammisssey #untilallrfree #blackwomenma...
08/11/2020

Protect Black Girls
Believe Black Girls
Speak up for Black Girls
Uplift Black Girls

#iammisssey #untilallrfree #blackwomenmatter

Our first Grab N Go cafe was a success!!!!💜🍝🥖Our staff will be at our Drop In Center every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:30pm se...
08/06/2020

Our first Grab N Go cafe was a success!!!!💜🍝🥖

Our staff will be at our Drop In Center every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:30pm
serving hot home cooked meals to go.
Serving our Fem / Non Binary youth ages 12-25.
Any extra plates will be open for the community after 4:30pm. @ Oakland, California

We are still hiring!! Looking for a Career Readiness Specialist, Case Manager, and Deputy Director. If interested or kno...
08/04/2020
Job Opportunities - MISSSEY

We are still hiring!!

Looking for a Career Readiness Specialist, Case Manager, and Deputy Director. If interested or know of someone who might be, please go to the link below.

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

Job Opportunities MISSSEY seeks to recruit and hire talented and passionate people who will be outstanding contributors to our organization. We maintain a strong commitment to survivor leadership and inclusion, and we highly encourage survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, women of color (tran...

Ghislaine Maxwell finally brought in to answer for her collusion.
07/03/2020
Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell finally brought in to answer for her collusion.

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and heiress who became a confidante of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and was later implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the FBI. She was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on charges she conspired wit...

DEFEND BLACK LIVES!!!! text 90975 for more information on ways you can get involved & support in your area.✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻#de...
06/19/2020

DEFEND BLACK LIVES!!!! text 90975 for more information on ways you can get involved & support in your area.✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

#defendblacklives #sixnineteen #iammisssey #blacklivesmatter #untillallrfree #saytheirnames #blackwomenmatter

We Hella Love Oakland💜 #iammisssey #untilallarefree #blacklivesmatter #saytheirnames #blacktranslivesmatter #oaklandart ...
06/17/2020

We Hella Love Oakland💜

#iammisssey #untilallarefree #blacklivesmatter #saytheirnames #blacktranslivesmatter #oaklandart #breonnataylor #blackwomenmatter #wegotus

MISSSEY would like to send a huge shout out to the Women's Sound Off  who came through and donated 8 huge bags full of h...
06/12/2020

MISSSEY would like to send a huge shout out to the Women's Sound Off who came through and donated 8 huge bags full of hygiene and wellness goods for MISSSEY to distribute to our youth.
Thank you @womensoundoff we appreciate your love & support💜

#strongertogether #flattenthecurve #iammisssey #communitylove #weareinthistogether

BLACK LIVES MATTER✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽#IamMisssey #blacklivesmatter #blackwomenmatter #UntilAlleFree #icantbreathe Art by @simplysincl...
06/06/2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽

#IamMisssey #blacklivesmatter #blackwomenmatter #UntilAlleFree #icantbreathe

Art by @simplysinclaire

Breonna Taylor would have been 27 years old today.💜As we think of Breonna let’s celebrate her by taking action and remem...
06/06/2020

Breonna Taylor would have been 27 years old today.💜
As we think of Breonna
let’s celebrate her by taking action and remembering all of the other countless Black Women who we have lost & still seek justice for.✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

#sayhername #breonnataylor #shanteldavis #niawilson #sandrabland #lyannadior #atatianajefferson #charleenalyles #blacklivesmatter #blackwomenlivesmatter #iammisssey #untilallarefree #getoutandvote

Address

424 Jefferson Street
Oakland, 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

Products

MISSSEY provides direct services to commercially sexually exploited youth. We also provide training, technical information, and workshops for social agencies, law enforcement, and members of the community. Please select from the categories to the left for details.

Direct Services
We provide direct services to CSEC and young women, which includes case management, resource services, and our SPA drop-in recovery center. We also provide CSEC with client advocacy, case management, and additional recovery and transition services.

Training & Workshops
We support community groups, staff, and volunteers through specialized training and workshops on domestic human trafficking, the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and issues involving CSEC.

Data Services
We have partnered with Westcoast Children’s Clinic and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology to make data available on the CSEC population.

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Attn: Oakland-based youth leaders ages 18-24! We still have a few spots left for our upcoming cohort! https://www.wetakeroot.com/healing-cycles-of-harm
Let's keep growing our healing and accountability practice!
What makes our training different than most trainings? 👉🏾 It's not your stuffy, top-down lead, didactic training 👉🏾 Participants experience the benefits of the healing work 👉🏾You'll deepen your compassion for the people you serve 👉🏾 Opportunity to build alliances with others committed to ending violence (our participants tend to continue relationships post-workshop) Three more days before our free demonstration this Friday at 6pm at Roots Community Health Center! Bathrooms ADA accessible / Elevator access. If you have other access needs, please email [email protected], so we can make it possible for you to attend! More info: https://www.wetakeroot.com/spring-2020-healing-cycles-of-harm Application for full workshop: http://bit.ly/HealingCyclesTraining
Hi Nola, I attended four of your workshops on S*x Trafficking back in 2012/2013 it was presented at the time through the Los Angeles probation department in Downey. Are you still doing that with the LA prob dept? I would like to attend more of your presentations. Thank you for what you do and God bless you;
New flier with more info on free demo and accessibility! We are training Oakland residents and direct service workers to run Healing Cycles of Harm! Healing belongs to everybody, and Oakland Unite has made it possible to share this sacred curriculum with those who have been doing the work to respond to violence, but want more tools to work with. More info: https://www.wetakeroot.com/spring-2020-healing-cycles-of-ha… Free Community Demo TBD: Join our newsletter to stay in the loop! https://www.wetakeroot.com/contact [Image Description: Background: Vast, high mountains in orange sunset glow as a full moon rises on a clear muted blue sky. Text in muted white, orange, and light blue: Healing Cycles of Harm Training A compassionate, brave, and supportive workshop for Oakland Residents who facilitate healing from violence. Somatic and Expressive Arts. Collective, Healing-Generative Experience. Receive the Benefits of the Work while Learning To Lead. Roots Community Health Center 9925 International Blvd Oakland, CA 94603. FREE Free Childcare Free Food Limited Need-Based Funds ​Available. Saturdays, April 11 - May 30th 9am-12:30pm Free Demo: Friday, March 6, 6-8:30pm APPLICATION DUE MARCH 13th http://bit.ly/HealingCyclesTraining ADA Bathrooms / Elevator The wound is where the light enters. -Rumi. http://www.WeTakeRoot.com. RooT logo, orange circle with Acronym “Reclaiming Our Own Transcendence” listed in teal letters, on bottom right corner.]
Survivor of S*x Trafficking/Commercial S*xual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)? Or know someone that is? Please pass this survey to other survivors! Please try to complete the survey by 12/3/17. Click the survey link below: https://csunsbs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OFzSAVxjCAPDfL
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!