Runaway and Homeless Youth

Saratoga County Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour

The Safe Harbour: NY program supports counties in developing their capacity to identify youth who have been trafficked, sexually exploited, or at risk of victimization, and to meet identified service needs of these youth. The Street Outreach Project provides contact and engagement for this program, in partnership with Saratoga County Department of Social Services and Saratoga Center for the Family.

The Street Outreach team works to identify and serve youth who have been identified as high risk, or confirmed survivors of human trafficking. Our Case Manager provides an enhanced array of services to these survivors, with the intention of helping them find stable housing, and access the services that can help them heal.

CAPTAIN CHS also operates Safe Harbour in Schenectady County in partnership with Schenectady County Department of Social Services.

Human Trafficking Resources

Saratoga Safe Harbour App

An information application designed to inform you on ways you can identify and assist those who are being harmed by, or are in danger of being harmed by human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking of youth. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and youth is a devastating and horrible issue that demands attention and needs advocates in all walks of life to stop it.

This application provides resources for advocates, organizations, agencies, and others who work with vulnerable or at-risk youth, particularly those who are runaway and homeless, since they are at the greatest risk of exploitation and involvement in trafficking. The information in the app is meant to be a guide to the resources available for youth and victims, how to help, what to look for, and where to turn when you suspect a youth is involved in a trafficking situation. The information and resources is specific to Saratoga County in New York State and some of the greater Capital Region.

You can find this app in the App Store or Google Play.

Click here to visit the app online.

Erika Series - School Recruitment (Part 1)

Erika Series - Entrapment (Part 2)