Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $950,000)
Tapestri will provide comprehensive case management to foreign national victims of human trafficking across the state of Georgia while working with OVC-funded U.S serving agencies and programs to refer U.S. citizens. Tapestri services include coordination of medical, legal, mental health, housing, transportation, and interpretation services. Tapestri proposes to serve a minimum of 75 victims of both sex and labor trafficking over the course of the 3-year grant period. Tapestri will continue to participate in the Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force and collaborate with local and state law enforcement as well as other service providers across Georgia. Additionally, Tapestri will participate in at least 10 events and public awareness presentations to further increase the knowledge of the community while distributing information on identification of human trafficking. In order to increase identification of human trafficking in the state, Tapestri will training a minimum of 500 professionals on identification of both sex and labor trafficking as well as barriers to seeking help.