Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $637,423)
The goal of the FY 2019 Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports specialized services to victims of sex and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period.
This award made to Rest Stop Ministries Inc. is funded under Purpose Area 2 which is designed to offer services that are as inclusive as possible to human trafficking victims. RSM provides comprehensive in-house services for adult female victims of sex trafficking through a core residential program for U.S. Citizens, foreign nationals, and LPRs without regard to race, color, national origin, or religion. Rest Stop provides meaningful access for persons with limited English proficiency and disability as long as minimum requirements can be met for safe community living within licensure guidelines. Rest Stop uses referral partners to treat victims of labor trafficking, males, and persons under age 18. CA/NCF