- North Texas Region
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $925,000)
Mosaic’s Services for Victims of Trafficking Program will serve trafficked persons uncovered in the North Texas region, which includes the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. This project is targeted to meet the complex needs of refugee, immigrant, and Limited English Proficient trafficking victims. Mosaic’s highly multicultural, multilingual staff and culturally competent services greatly enhance its capacity to serve refugee and immigrant trafficking victims. Mosaic plans to serve 375 trafficking victims for this project (125 victims annually). Primary activities for this project include case management, advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, and extensive community outreach to improve community understanding of human trafficking. Mosaic will also link clients with additional medical care, education, applicable government benefits, and other needs. Victims served by the program will increase safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency and decrease anxiety/depression levels. Professionals and community members trained will increase knowledge of human trafficking and improve capacity to identify victims. Through this program, Mosaic aims to enhance the quality and quantity of services available for all forms of trafficking victims by providing high quality, comprehensive, and trauma-informed services for victims of human trafficking; enhancing interagency collaboration; and coordinating a community response to trafficking victims.