- Highland Park
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $452,025)
The Alternatives For Girls (AFG) Safe Choices- New Choices program seeks to provide trauma-informed, culturally specific services to underserved (female identifying, black) victims of human trafficking in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park, Michigan. AFG will seek to increase identification of human trafficking victims through street-outreach and community training of allied professionals, including law enforcement, healthcare providers, schools, and faith-based organizations. AFG will empower 70 women per year (210 in total over three years) to increase their independence, self-sufficiency, and wellbeing. Safe Choices- New Choices will provide human trafficking victims with low/no barrier, equitable access to services including 24/7/365 Crisis Resource Center response and intervention, case-management and advocacy, individual counseling services, including holistic healing, and life skills, education, and employment development.