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Wellspring Living Services for Minor Human Trafficking Victims

Award Information

Award #
2019-VM-BX-0016
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
GA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$499,998

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $499,998)

Under the FY 2018 Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Trafficking program, all grantees are required to serve all minor victims (boys and girls under age 18) of all forms of human trafficking (sex and labor). The grantee will work with OVC Program Managers and Training and Technical Assistance Providers to ensure all victims are served. Wellspring Living offers programs that provide a comprehensive array of services to trafficked individuals in the State of Georgia, primarily in the Greater Atlanta Metro Area. This project has three goals: 1) Reduce barriers and improve access of minor human trafficking victims to a comprehensive array of specialized services using trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions by building partnerships with agencies that can address the safety and healing needs of victims. 2) Strengthen a safety net for victims by ensuring that trafficking victims are identified and referred for appropriate services through in-house services and cross-sectoral connections with law enforcement, government agencies, and local service providers. 3) Conduct consistent, accurate data collection and evaluation activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and identifying opportunities for improvement. The services offered through this proposal are designed to be inclusive and sensitive to the needs of sex and labor trafficking survivors, whether foreign-born or domestic, male or female, LEP, or identifying as LGBTQ. All services offered through organizations included in this proposal come from a trauma-informed, victim-centered, strength-based perspective. This type of service delivery using evidence-based interventions empowers survivors to understand their current and future options, helps them make informed decisions about care, and provides care in the least restrictive environment possible. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 29, 2019