Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $497,958)
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 Safe Harbor under Purpose Area 2 will expand programming for human trafficking victims and create a community center for delivery of services for victims living outside its emergency and transitional shelter programs. Safe Harbor offers multiple services at a single location, including counseling and case management. Establishing a community center to provide services at one location for community-based victims will expand the one-stop shop model through: 1) case management providing comprehensive support services including assessment of client needs, coordination of medical care, individualized service plans, assessment of eligibility and assistance accessing publicly funded programs, safety planning, assisting with crime victim compensation claims (when possible), information and referral, documentation of services provided, and routine follow up to ensure that the victims needs are being addressed; and 2) provision of addiction counseling for community clients using the Matrix Model, a nationally recognized and evidence-based model. Safe Harbor is a founding member of the Richmond Regional HT Collaborative, which is comprised of law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, victim witness, and forensic nurses from the City of Richmond, and the Counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico, in Virginia. CA/NCF