- Northern New Jersey
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $600,000)
The Sanar Institute will provide long-term, evidence-based, trauma-specific mental health services paired with a comprehensive trauma-informed continuum of care for victims of all forms of human trafficking in Northern New Jersey with a focus on census designated high poverty areas. The Human Trafficking Healing and Resiliency Program (HT-HARP) will offer evidence-based, trauma-specific, psychotherapy modalities and wellness services guided by Sanar’s Tri-Phasic Healing Model that increase victim safety, independence, self-sufficiency, and well-being. Services will be available for survivors of all forms of trafficking including: males, females, transgender and gender non-binary individuals; adults and minors; foreign nationals and US Citizens; with a focus on marginalized populations.
The HT-HARP will also offer wrap-around services through formalized project partners with a proven history of trauma-informed services for trafficking victims including: advocacy and legal assistance, client coordination, education and employment assistance, health-related services, material and housing assistance, reunification and repatriation, and other support services. The program prioritizes mental health and wellness service delivery in tandem with comprehensive support that allow victims to focus on trauma healing, with their basic needs met in an individualized manner.
The following HT-HARP goals guide the objectives and deliverables under this project: 1) Increase access to long-term, trauma-specific mental health services that will decrease trafficking survivor’s vulnerabilities and reduce needs for ongoing crisis support; 2) Provide individualized services that mitigate vulnerabilities to re-trafficking and exploitation through trauma-specific services and collaborative service linkages; and 3) Increase the quality and quantity of services that foster well-being, self-sufficiency, resilience, and independence for survivors of all forms of trafficking. These goals will be met through the following HT-HARP objectives: 1) Provide in-house, individualized, evidence-based, trauma-specific services that address complex trauma for a minimum of 100 victims of all forms of trafficking that increase safety, well-being, independence, and self-sufficiency; 2) Increase services for marginalized victims living in high poverty areas through a minimum of 15 new formalized referral partnerships that provide comprehensive and collaborative wrap-around services in tandem with long-term, trauma-specific support; 3) Provide specialized training to a minimum of 25 regional partners on the impact of complex trauma for survivors of all forms of trafficking and best practices in trauma-informed identification, assessment, service provision and referral coordination; and 4) Engage marginalized community members residing in high poverty areas through a minimum of 25 community outreach efforts and partnership activities that increase trauma-specific services that address vulnerabilities to trafficking and increase well-being.