National Shelter Landscape Map


Our vision is that any survivor, anywhere in the nation, has access to qualified, compassionate care. In an effort to see that vision come into reality, we are addressing the deficit of shelter-care programs by learning the existing landscape, and discerning where new shelters can be strategically placed.

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Note: While there are other service providers that also serve victims of commercial sexual exploitation, the organizations depicted on this map are those which are dedicated exclusively to serving this population.

Last Updated: January 14, 2002
Map data is updated every two months

Residential Shelters Serving Victims of Exploitation

The Institute actively tracks shelters and direct service organizations across the nation to better understand the need.  Engage with our interactive Shelter Map to find out more about shelter coverage in your state (click on the expand icon on the left edge of the blue bar above the map).


Don’t see your local shelter for victims of commercial sexual exploitation?  Or, do you know a change to the status of a shelter listed?  Contact us to help us improve upon this ever-changing database

National Shelter Landscape Map Quick Facts

Open and active shelter programs in our database 218
States with no shelter programs 9
States with only one shelter program 8
State with the greatest number of shelter programs Texas and California
States with Mentees in the Institute 12
Programs serving minors 70
Programs serving women and children 54
Programs serving boys/men 40
Demographic of greatest need for shelter care Women w/Children