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Project Beacon MKE

Award Information

Award #
15POVC-22-GK-01480-TVAG
Location
Awardee County
Wisconsin
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$475,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $475,000)

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, a nonprofit organization that provides culturally sensitive health care to the Native American population of Milwaukee, WI, will use this funding to: (1) continue operating its human trafficking program by maintaining its .40 FTE Project Coordinator and 1.0 FTE Victim Advocate/Case Manager, and expand the program by adding a 1.0 FTE Behavioral Health Trauma Counselor; (2) offer American Indian and Alaska Native human trafficking victims emergency and transitional housing assistance, food, clothing, and other aid; and (3) strengthen and enhance its collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders in and around Milwaukee, including participating in the Milwaukee County Human Trafficking Task Force, training staff from partner agencies and organizations on providing culturally appropriate responses to Native victims of human trafficking, and conducting outreach among the tribes located across Wisconsin.

Date Created: September 21, 2022