- Fairfield County
- New Haven
- Accepting Referrals from Across the State
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $600,000)
The Global Partnership to End Human Trafficking (PEHT) will serve survivors of human trafficking in Fairfield County and New Haven, Connecticut, accepting referrals from across the state. PEHT’s two-year transitional housing program will provide culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, comprehensive services for survivors of human trafficking in collaboration with a variety of local partners. Transitional housing residents will receive free food and shelter as well as access to direct supportive services in the form of comprehensive one-on-one case management, life skills education, psychoeducational group classes, and job training. Residents will also have access to a network of community partners who offer additional mental and physical health services.
PEHT will also offer short-term housing assistance for eligible individuals and families. PEHT offers participants assistance with one-time relocation expenses, first and last months’ rent and security deposits, partial rental assistance for a minimum of six months, utility assistance, and access to supportive and referral services via one-on-one mobile comprehensive case management.
PEHT will partner with Malta House, a housing provider with experience caring for women who are pregnant or have young children. Malta House will assist PEHT in offering this particularly vulnerable population a safe space to heal, recover, and identify long-term housing solutions.