Day Star is a community mentoring and education program developed by Catholic Charities East Bay to engage and empower young people impacted by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We do this through relationship building, awareness, and advocacy.
The Bay Area is a hub for abuse. Children are targeted as early as age 12 and exploited, not only by strangers, but also by trusted people in their lives, including family members. Homelessness and lack of resources increases their risk for sexual exploitation.