Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $949,872)
The International Rescue Committee, Inc. in Oakland (IRC) will provide enhanced comprehensive services to all forms of human trafficking, including foreign-born and domestic, sex, and labor, male, female, and LGBTQ adult victims throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Alameda and San Francisco Counties. OVC funding will enable IRC to enhance current anti-trafficking programming by providing survivors of trafficking with comprehensive case management services. Victims will have access to essential services that promote well-being and support engagement in the proposed Human Trafficking Prevention and Education (HOPE) project. Supportive services include, but are not limited to, basic needs and sustenance, employment support services, job training, mental health, medical care, legal services, and community integration. IRC will hold trainings for local partners and service providers to aid with victim identification and referral and will develop six new partnerships to expand the services available to clients. Through these collaborations and partnerships, IRC will ensure trafficking victims are properly identified and referred to appropriate support services.