- Southwest Michigan
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $800,000)
YWCA Kalamazoo’s Rapid Rehousing for Underserved Survivors of Human Trafficking project will address unmet needs of human trafficking survivors as they seek immediate safety and affordable permanent housing. Through this project, YWCA will provide several housing options to meet survivors where they are with the goal of rapid rehousing through a Housing First model, including immediate emergency housing, transitional housing for up to two years, and/or short-term housing assistance to support survivors in realizing permanent housing. This project will specifically build the capacity of partner organizations throughout the state of Michigan to deliver and expand housing options for labor trafficking survivors and chronically homeless survivors (persons homeless for two or more years), and populations who have historically been excluded from safe housing, critical services, and lifelines to safety due to redlining and other discriminatory housing practices through the hiring of a Housing Navigator. Services will be available to survivors of sex and labor trafficking of all gender identities and their non-offending immediate family members who reside in Southwest Michigan or who have been relocated to Southwest Michigan for their safety.
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- Stepping Stones Network Moms & Kids Program