Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $772,000)
The purpose of the project is to continue providing services to victims of Human Trafficking in Lake County, California. Primary activities include provision of supportive services, including emergency shelter, psychotherapy, social advocacy, and safety planning to trafficked victims, and participating in community outreach, providing training for local law enforcement, partners, educators, tribal members, and the public. Enhancements include expanding reach to underserved tribal populations, providing professional life coaching, and creating a working relationship with People Services, Inc. to better assist those with disabilities. Lake Family Resource Center will remove barriers to accessing services to the tribal communities, which are historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality. Expected outcomes are individual direct services will increase and new collaborative partnerships will be formed. It is anticipated that over 5,000 unduplicated services will be provided within the life of the 36-month grant. As a result of new collaboration with participating tribes, the project will serve, at a minimum, 10 Native American victims prior to completion of the award. Due to overall outreach and education presentations, an additional 500 individuals will know more about Human Trafficking and its effect on communities.