SHOP (Foundation for Help and Shelter for Prostitution)

SHOP (Foundation for Help and Shelter for Prostitution) is a organisation that offers various forms of support and care services to victims of trafficking, sex workers, ex-sex workers and other stakeholders regardless of age, nationality, sex or religion.

What can SHOP do to help?

SHOP is responsible for care coordination for victims of human trafficking in the Haaglanden and Hollands Midden region. In addition, SHOP carries out care coordination services for victims of human trafficking and youth prostitution who are under 18 years of age in the Haaglanden region. There is also an information hub for prostitution and human trafficking called SHOP Jeugd, specifically for this group of young people, parents and professionals.

In addition, SHOP provides care and support services to victims of human trafficking (both of sexual exploitation and other types of labour exploitation). Services comprise psychosocial support, accommodation, work and/or education. If necessary, SHOP employees can refer individuals to organisations for physical and mental health treatment. SHOP also provides assistance in the progress of criminal proceedings and right of residence. Aside ambulatory care, SHOP also has four emergency beds for women who are victims of human trafficking.

How do I get in touch with SHOP?

For more information about SHOP, visit or call +31 70 361 47 47.

Victims of human trafficking can be registered for care coordination and support with the care coordinator on +31 6 1400 7438 (Peté van Putten).

Nicole Harms (+31 6 4387 9309) is the contact for SHOP Jeugd (SHOP Youth) and also handles care coordination for victims under the age of 18. Please call SHOP Jeugd on +31 6 1004 4944 or visit

Services provided by SHOP

  • Legal assistance

  • Shelter

  • Information about compensation

  • Assistance when returning to country of origin

  • Support when residing in the Netherlands

  • Ambulatory care

  • Assistance in finding accommodation

  • Assistance in finding employment/daily activities

  • Social/practical support

  • Support for children/parenting support

  • Reunification with family members

  • Information sessions/trainings