Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,200,000)
Turning Point will expand its capacity to serve survivors of sex and labor trafficking in Macomb County-Metro Detroit, Michigan by providing safe, stable housing and an array of supportive services that are trauma-informed, victim-centered, and culturally responsive. Turning Point will engage with existing and new community partners to strengthen their capacity to identify and serve trafficking survivors, leading to increased autonomy, self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being. emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and rental assistance. Supportive services will also be provided by Turning Point, including case management, advocacy, mental health counseling, Forensic Nurse Examiners, and a housing navigator. Turning Point will enhance its training provided to community partners and other organizations on sex and labor trafficking awareness and identifying and addressing their needs. Turning Point’s established community partners will provide survivors with free legal representation, mental health crisis services, health care, job-seeking skills, and academic and career counseling.