- Clackamas County
- Marion County
- Washington County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $438,863)
The goal of this project is to expand victim services for victims of human trafficking in Oregon through the creation of a trauma-informed 24/7 reception center. By implementing this program, Safety Compass will achieve its goal of increasing its service capacity and filling a gap in services. The objectives are to expand services through the creation of a low-barrier, 24-hour environment where culturally specific advocates can provide confidential crisis intervention, hospitality, housing placement coordination services, develop new partnerships and collaborations with trauma-informed, trafficking-informed service providers, and provide assistance and referrals for essential services to victims of human trafficking. Proposed activities include opening a receiving center, hiring essential staff, and expanding services to the new location. The intended beneficiaries are individuals being trafficked or at risk of sexual exploitation in Clackamas, Marion, and Washington Counties in Oregon. This includes minors, minorities, and homeless populations. Intended outcomes are an increase in victim services by serving 50 unique CSE clients annually over 36 months, establishing four new partnerships annually, increasing the capacity of staff by providing four staff trainings and four community trainings annually, and expanding the trafficking outreach area.