- Southwest Florida, including the following counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, and Sarasota
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $925,000)
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 direct services to victims of sex trafficking 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 Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc., (CCDOV) is funded under Purpose Area 1, Focus Area 2 which is designed to provide comprehensive case management services for survivors of human trafficking throughout nine counties in Southwest Florida. Clients will include victims of sex and labor trafficking, foreign-born and domestic, adults and minors, males and females. CCDOV project goals are to develop community and professional awareness regarding the issues around human trafficking and to enhance collaborative efforts between key stakeholders and partners. The objectives are to assist all identified survivors of human trafficking; to increase the identification of human trafficking victims; and to attend all human trafficking-related events within the service area to further enhance collaborative efforts. CA/NCF