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Minor Victims Assistance Sanctuary Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $500,000)

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. Volunteers of America of Los Angeles (VOALA) will implement the Minor Victims’ Assistance Sanctuary (MVAS) Program, which will provide a comprehensive array of services for 250 minor victims of human trafficking and their families/caregivers to address safety, security, and healing in Los Angeles County, California. The goal of MVAS is to expand, leverage, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver trauma-informed, victim-centered services for 250 minor victims of human trafficking and their families over a 36-month period and to effectively address their need for safety, security, and healing to improve their long-term outcomes. Primary project activities include: 1) Outreach/victim identification; 2) Gateway services; 3) Trauma-informed, victim-centered intensive case management, including life skills, housing, links to medical and behavioral health care, legal, and other wraparound services; and 4) Aftercare. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 27, 2019