Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $852,400)
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy proposes to implement The Envision Project: Specialized Services for Victims of Trafficking. The purpose is to enhance the wellbeing of victims of trafficking by increasing and improving educational and economic opportunities, safety and security, independence, and self-sufficiency. The proposed project will provide trafficking victims in the Atlanta metropolitan area an opportunity to develop skills and engage in experiences to support educational engagement and achievement, develop employment skills to support financial independence, promote life skills and preparation for independent living, and enhance and enrich personal growth and community connectedness. Project activities include developing, implementing, and delivering curricula to trafficked youth within these 4 core areas: educational support, employment readiness, life skills, personal growth and development. The advanced programming activities through case management services, involves individualized career training and experiences, to support minor victims of trafficking. The project also seeks to enhance caregiver support by providing monthly caregiver support groups to the families of trafficking victims. The Envision Project will also conduct community awareness and professional trainings to improve identification, facilitate collaborative response, and strengthen intervention. Expected outcomes include: Improved victim well-being; Improved educational engagement, employment readiness, life skills, identification of strengths and interests, educational and employment attainment; victims and caregivers connected, safe, and supported; Regular attendance and successful completion of service.
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