Mission Statement

Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 with the specific purpose to provide intervention in the lives of children who are sexually exploited and vulnerable to or involved in prostitution and pornography.


Children of the Night is the only place in America where a child can call from a seedy motel or truck stop anywhere in the United States, reach a skilled case worker 24/7 who knows how to rescue and relocate a child or young person from a dangerous condition without being arrested by the police and held on Witness Protection in solitary confinement until he/she testifies against a pimp/trafficker. Our 24/7 nationwide toll-free case management services are comprehensive and able to help anyone trapped on the streets of our nation.

To date, we have placed over 100 of our children and young people in college and 70% are leading successful adult lives. They are TSA workers, Teachers, Therapists, Bankers, Pharmacists and Social Workers. They have families and are members of the mainstream of society.

Children of the Night maintains a caseload of over 2500 children and young people on our outpatient case management program. These children receive shelter referrals, medical services, mental health services, psychiatric evaluations, psychotropic medications, application for social security/disability, transportation to other services, placement in independent living programs, transitional housing, maternity homes or substance abuse programs. We advocate for them with their social workers, probation officers, the courts and we provide them with access to accomplished volunteer professionals including dentists, doctors, psychologists, educational advocates and lawyers.

In 2011, Dr. Lois Lee created CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT WOW – Children of the Night With Out Walls to help even more children and young adults in a more cost-effective manner. Children of the Night has rescued over 10,000 American children from prostitution RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES in the last 37 years – that is more children than child sex trafficking programs in America combined.

We provide free, live online tutoring for high school equivalency exams including the GED, HISET, & TASC, free online assessments, funding for test fees, registration for all required documents, transportation to test sites, resume preparation, college applications and assistance with applications for financial aid and fee waivers so they may attend college.

2017 marked global expansion of our free, live online tutoring to child sex trafficking victims and other children vulnerable to sexual exploitation who are living in Christian programs or NGO’s throughout the world. We provide free online assessments and tutoring in English and Math, so they are eligible for employment opportunities in the resorts and the tourist industry within the countries where they live. Currently we are partnered with organizations in the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Ghana (where some of our students are as young as 5) and expanding into India and Nepal in 2018.

Since 2011, we have served 1676 students in 33 states and 6 foreign countries, providing over 34,000 live tutoring sessions. (as of December 3, 2017)
Children of the Night WOW serves all ages of students (adults, children) seeking to learn academic and/or language skills required to escape sexual exploitation and/or poverty. There are no requirements. No fees. The student only needs access to a computer or mobile phone and a desire to learn. We do everything online from a call center in our shelter home. We can be available 24/7 to provide tutoring in any language.

IN AMERICA, we provide a FREE LIVE ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY AND ENGLISH TUTORING PROGRAM serving Goodwill of California, drop in centers, shelters, domestic violence programs, drug programs and individual children and young adults throughout the United States.

INTERNATIONALLY, we offer FREE, LIVE, TUTORING. Children of the Night With Out Walls (WOW) provides free, live, online math and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutoring, taught by LIVE tutors working in a call center within our shelter home. We do everything online from a call center in our shelter home. We provide live tutoring 24/7 in ANY language.

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