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Children of the Night

Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America's children from the ravages of prostitution.


United States

Date Founded: 1979
Number of Staff: 25

Description of Services:
The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue these children 24 hours a day. We provide free taxi/airline transportation nationwide for America's child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in our home.

Our hotline staff works closely with law enforcement to rescue children from vile, dominating pimps.

Our home features an on-site school and college placement program. After youngsters complete our rigorous and comprehensive program of academic and life-skills education, caseworkers are available to provide ongoing case management to hundreds of graduates.
As a PhD student in sociology, Lee wrote "The Pimp and His Game," relied upon by vice officers, U.S. and district attorneys & FBI agents.

In 1975, as a Ph.D. student, she initiated some of the first legal challenges to the unequal enforcement of prostitution laws.
During the Hillside Strangler investigation (1977) Lee led the police and media in a search for serial murders who killed over 11 young prostitutes in the Hollywood area.

Lee established the first street outreach program, offering social services to young prostitutes in Hollywood.

Over the next three years more than 250 child prostitutes passed through Lee's two-bedroom apartment.

In 1981 Lee opened the first drop-in crisis center for children in Hollywood
Accomplishments & Progress:
Since 1979 we have rescued over 10,000 American children from the ravages of prostitution -- that is more children than all of America's sex trafficking organizations combined.

Children of the Night is the only full-service program in North America designed specifically for American children who have been forced to prostitute right here in the United States-girls AND boys.

Most of these children have been forced to prostitute in hot-sheet motels and truck stops and many have been held in jails on material witness holds until they testify against a pimp/trafficker.

Until they have reached the Children of the Night home, life with a pimp may have been better than home or the detention centers where they have been held.

Financial Information   Verified
Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue: $2,186,702 $1,626,713 $1,692,465
        Program Services Expenses: $1,779,083
(87% of total)
(87% of total)
(87% of total)
        Management & General Expenses: $132,765
(7% of total)
(7% of total)
(7% of total)
        Fundraising Expenses: $124,587
(6% of total)
(6% of total)
(7% of total)
        Total Expenses: $2,036,435 $1,851,306 $1,737,100

Additional Background Information: America's Largest Sex Trafficking 24/7 Toll Free Hotline Since 1979

Rescuing Prostitutes Nationwide

We're Up When The Pimps Come Out To Play

24/7 Shelter Intake for 11 - 17 Year Olds

We Fund Taxi/Airfare for Shelter Intake

Lois Lee
President Phone: 818 908 4474 x 125
Development Director:
Lois Lee
Phone: 818 908 4474 x 125
Volunteer Coordinator:
Jackie Pinedo
Executive Assistant to the President
Phone: 818 908 4474 x 111
Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:
Janet C. Jones
Elkins/Jones Insurance Brokers

Francis Shelley, CPA
Alvarez & Shelley

Patti Massman Neuwirth

Kara Nortman
SVP of Publishing
Citygrid Media

14530 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys , CA 91411
United States
Phone: 800-551-1300
Fax: 818-908-1468
Web: http://www.childrenofthenight.org

Girls on the Street
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A boy prostituting
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The Children of the Night School
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Dr Lee with Residents at the Shelter/Home
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Children of the Night Bedrooms
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Director of Case Management
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Children of the Night 24/7 Sex Trafficking Hotline
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And 5 Residents are Placed in College Each Year
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You Can Leave Him Behind
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Staff Cheers on Residents in Staff Meeting
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Children of the Night WOW
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And the Food is Great
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