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 email@example.com.
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|