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Housing Assistance Program for Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Marion County
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States Served
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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $600,000)

Through the Housing Assistance Program for Victims of Human Trafficking (HAPHT), The Damien Center, Inc. will serve victims of human trafficking residing in Marion County, IN, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ individuals, women and school aged children in poverty, transgender women of color, and people who are incarcerated for crimes relating to sex work exploitation who are engaged in the re-entry process.   In partnership with the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking, the program will provide transitional housing assistance for at least 18 months (with waiver extensions for up to 24 months available) to ten victims of human trafficking during the 36-month program period. In addition, the program will engage in the following activities: housing case management, supportive services to victims and their families, follow-up services upon exit to permanent housing, training to providers and community partners to ensure that they are able to identify and work with victims of human trafficking, and required data collection activities.   The following objectives will be met: 100% of program participants will receive at least 18 months of transitional housing services during the grant term; 80% of program participants will exit program into permanent housing; 100% of program participants will be assessed for supportive services needs while engaged in the program; 100% of program participants will increase their social supports (advocacy, legal supports, unifying with family, etc.); 100% will be assessed for safety needs and have a unique safety plan; 100% will have access to human trafficking specific psycho-education groups and support groups. These objectives will be tracked through deliverables including data sets, evaluation reports, programmatic reports, survey (or other data collection instruments), and completed trainings to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.
Date Created: December 7, 2021