- Camden County
- Cumberland County
- Gloucester County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $950,000)
Center For Family Services (CFS) will implement the Services Empowering Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking (SERV HT) expansion project in Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester Counties, New Jersey. The goal of the proposed project is to provide high-quality, comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking (HT) including information and referral, advocacy and accompaniments, mental health treatment, and specialized emergency and transitional housing services. This initiative will expand existing programming by placing an increased focus on serving historically underserved and marginalized populations in the service area. CFS will make a subaward to Hannah’s House, a culturally-specific organization partnering with CFS to provide transitional housing to HT survivors. Through this project, CFS will seek to serve member of these marginalized and underserved communities, specifically Black and Hispanic HT survivors and members of LGBTQ+ communities who are HT survivors. CFS is the only human services agency within this service area with programming specifically designed to identify and serve HT victims. CFS will seek to achieve the following objectives with SERV HT: 1) Identify and serve 50 new HT survivors; 2) Offer a voluntary continuum of emergency and stabilization services to 100% of HT survivors; 3) Provide emergency housing to 10 HT survivors through two CFS operated DV safe houses; 4) Provide transitional housing to 25 HT survivors through CFS’s partner Hannah’s House; 5) Conduct 30 outreach events developed to reach historically underserved and marginalized communities; 6) Facilitate 30 monthly training events to allied professionals; 7) Conduct action research to ensure HT survivors are provided with culturally and linguistically appropriate services.