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YMCA Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Project FY 2022 - 2025

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Greater Houston Area (Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Waller, Brazoria, Liberty, and Chambers Counties)
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, $950,000)

The program will enhance the quality and scope of services available for minor victims of human trafficking in the Greater Houston Area (Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Waller, Brazoria, Liberty, and Chambers counties) through collaborative partnerships, increased capacity for legal representation, and by recruiting, screening, and training social work interns. The YMCA’s client-centric approach addresses current gaps in services in three ways: 1) educating and empowering the client about the process and pathway to recovery; 2) ensuring all legal needs are met (either in-house or through direct referrals to partner agencies); and 3) assessing and addressing the social service needs of each client, with a focus on addressing mental health needs. Working with the organization’s existing crime victims’ programs’ management and supervision structure, project staff will receive the necessary support and assure quality services to clients. This program will develop comprehensive response protocols to ensure that all minor victims of labor trafficking are identified and referred for holistic case management services including housing, food, medical, mental health, educational, legal, and transportation.

Date Created: September 27, 2022