National Shelter Landscape Map


Our vision is that any survivor, anywhere in the nation, has access to qualified, compassionate care.

Verified by the Institute*

Trained by the Institute

Unverified by the Institute

States with no Verified Shelters

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. *Verified means data on the map has been confirmed by the Institute for Shelter Care. It is not an endorsement.

Last Updated: February 2, 2023

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.

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 235
States with no shelter programs 7
States with only one shelter program 8
State with the greatest number of shelter programs California
States with Mentees in the Institute 13
Programs serving minors 66
Programs serving women and children 55
Programs serving boys/men 43
Demographic of greatest need for shelter care Women w/Children

Have a question?

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