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Housing services for victims of human trafficking in San Diego County

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • San Diego County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,200,000)

North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE Housing Assistance Program will provide up to 24 months of transitional housing for any victim of human trafficking in San Diego County, California regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, trafficking type, or parenting status.  The program utilizes a Housing First model. The requested funding will allow Lifeline to expand services by adding more housing units, two specialized staff and a new subcontractor, serving approximately 100 victims of sex and/or labor trafficking over the award period. In addition to housing, clients may elect to participate in supportive services including, but not limited to ongoing case management, medical and dental care, legal assistance, literacy/GED/education assistance, LGBTQ services, substance abuse treatment, trauma counseling, life skill training,  and employment and financial coaching. Lifeline will also provide awareness trainings for an estimated 750 professionals and community members who may encounter victims through their line of work. Lifeline will partner with Adulting Highway, who will provide adulting lessons to program participants to maximize their ability to be successful once they transition to permanent housing.

Date Created: September 25, 2023