- Big Bend Region
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $799,855)
Capital City Youth Services (CCYS) serves homeless, runaway, and sexually exploited youth (aged 11-24). Through six core programs, CCYS provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention, street based outreach, drop-in center services, mental health counseling, as well as short and long-term housing related support to youth and families residing in – or traveling through – the Big Bend region in the state of Florida. Funding will 1) provide transitional housing to 60 unduplicated youth (aged 11-17), and rapid rehousing to 20 youth (aged 18-24) who have been victimized by human trafficking; 2) offer nine trainings on human trafficking to reach 1200 community providers and stakeholders; 3) provide support services and referrals to 100 unduplicated youth victims of human trafficking; 4) develop a policy-focused human trafficking committee, increasing and improving resources available to victims in the Big Bend region; 5) provide federal, state, and local agencies with outcomes, best practices through ongoing collaboration with the local Continuum of Care, Human Trafficking Coalition, and allied professionals.