Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $800,000)
The Life Link is a community mental health center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that works extensively with human trafficking (HT) survivors. Through its Sojourn Home program, a Rapid Rehousing model will be implemented in which HT victims throughout New Mexico will be provided with housing assistance via emergency shelter (safe house apartments) and transitional housing, as well as supportive services to provide stability and move as quickly as possible into permanent housing. Survivors of sex and labor trafficking will be served using victim-centered, trauma-informed, and rights-based approaches. Comprehensive services will be offered through in-house services and collaborative, coordinated community partnerships to address the full spectrum needs of survivors in order to increase autonomy, self-sufficiency, and increased safety and well-being.