Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $600,000)
Wellspring Living, Inc. will enhance existing transitional housing programs, expand housing vouchers, and strengthen post-program support to facilitate the transition to permanent housing for sex and labor trafficking survivors in Atlanta, Georgia. Wellspring Living will offer 1) two shelters for transitional housing for adult women, 2) housing vouchers for adult male, female, or transgender victims who need long term support, 3) support services, and 4) robust post program housing support services to empower participants as they transition to permanent housing. By hiring a dedicated Housing Navigator, the agency will be able to expand partnerships, collaborate intentionally with housing stakeholders, and overcome barriers to enhance housing access for survivors. By leveraging existing Continuum of Care memberships and broadening collaborative partnerships, Wellspring Living aims to extend their impact and effectively meet victims' varied and complex needs.