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Increasing Housing Assistance Supports in Central Maine for Victims/Survivors of Human Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Central Maine
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $615,066)

Penquis C.A.P., Inc. (Penquis) and its subsidiary Rape Response Services, in collaboration with Partners for Peace and CourageLIVES, will  provide housing assistance in central Maine for victims/survivors of human trafficking. This collaboration consists of a community action agency, sexual assault victim services agency, domestic violence resource center, and program for human trafficking and exploitation victims/survivors. Project partners will create a housing assistance program that enables victims/survivors to secure safe, stable housing and have access to resources that support safety, autonomy, self-sufficiency, and well-being. The program will provide housing navigation, advocacy, financial assistance, and access to support services, including short-term behavioral health therapy; incorporate low-barrier, victim-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative approaches; increase human trafficking identification and response among community stakeholders; and inform federal state, and local frameworks and collaborative models to meet the housing needs of victims/survivors.

Date Created: September 27, 2022