Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $949,998)
Street Grace will expand services available to child victims of human trafficking outside of the Metropolitan Atlanta area in Georgia, where most services are found. This project is Street Grace’s Care Coordination program for child victims of human trafficking. Street Grace will use a coordinated community approach and partner with other service organizations in the area in order to provide 90 youth trafficking victims with comprehensive case management services. Street Grace’s direct services are founded on an intensive case management approach centered around the Seeking Safety curriculum that prioritizes safety through managing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health needs trauma victims experience. Street Grace will also deliver trainings on human trafficking to build the capacity of service providers and law enforcement, as well as other community members in the middle and southern Georgia regions, to identify victims of trafficking, respond in a victim-centered and trauma-informed manner, and refer them for appropriate services. Street Grace's Survivor Advisory Council, current community partners, and service providers will ensure that child trafficking survivors have access to a wide range of services and supports, in order to respond to their complex and intensive needs. As a result of the program, youth survivors will report an increase in strengths, decrease in needs, and improved wellbeing. Street Grace will ensure the impact and validity of the project through strategic evaluation and monitoring of outcomes and data.