- Champaign County
- Delaware County
- Fairfield County
- Fayette County
- Franklin County
- Knox County
- Licking County
- Logan County
- Madison County
- Marion County
- Morrow County
- Pickaway County
- Richland County
- Union County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $800,000)
The Salvation Army in Central Ohio, along with Central Ohio Reach and Restore Coalition project partners, propose to address two categories of unmet needs in the local service network: 1) Building Knowledge and Resources to Enhance Services for Foreign National (FN) Survivors, and 2) Enhancing Access to Critical Services. The project will serve 14 counties in Ohio, including Franklin, Logan, Champaign, Madison, Union, Marion, Delaware, Pickaway, Fayette, Morrow, Richland, Knox, Licking, Fairfield. To address these gaps, this project proposes to conduct the following activities: 1) Engage coalition partners, survivor advocates, and the State Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator’s office to develop toolkits to effectively serve FN survivors and/or those exploited in the following 5 human trafficking typologies: forced marriage, restaurants/food service, childcare/domestic service, hair/nail salons and gangs; 2) Use toolkit content to develop and implement targeted outreach for the 5 typologies; 3) Increase funding and dedicated staffing for FN survivors; 4) Increase access to and funding for alternatives to traditional shelter; and 5) Increase access to legal representation.
Through these activities, this project will produce an intervention toolkit for victims exploited in the 5 selected typologies: forced marriage, restaurants/food service, childcare/domestic service, hair/nail salons and gangs. The project partners will create and facilitate at least 2 trainings to share intervention toolkit content with the local response network, resulting in a 50% increase in the number of victims served in each of the 5 selected typologies. The project will also develop an intervention toolkit to include standard operating procedures, policies, processes, contacts, and resources for serving FN survivors. The project partners will create and facilitate at least 3 trainings to disseminate the FN survivor toolkit information to the local response network. Additionally, the project partners will conduct community outreach and engagement activities, resulting in 4 new hotel partners; 4 new sober living partnerships; and 2 new service network partners per year to fill gaps or expand services. Lastly, the project proposes to create and implement a subaward process to allow organizations to access per capita funding to assist survivors with grant approved activities such as case management and trauma therapy; and develop an annual evaluation report at the conclusion of each year of the three-year project period.
This project will directly benefit HT survivors from any background, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or age while specifically building capacity to meet the complex needs of FN survivors. The system capacity building activities will enhance the effectiveness of the Central Ohio response network, resulting in improved services for survivors.
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