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 Call to Freedom, Inc., is funded under Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to experienced service providers to offer comprehensive services.
Call to Freedom, Inc., (CTF) provides services to victims and survivors of human trafficking in South Dakota. CTF will partner with two Native American-led organizations, Maggies House and Winyan Wicayuonihan Oyanke. This partnership will work cooperatively with other providers to increase awareness and identification of the human trafficking of Native Americans and youth, and will build capacity for trauma-informed service provision to identified victims. CTF will assist with identifying and addressing specific systemic gaps and challenges; convene multidisciplinary groups to craft sustainable solutions, while serving victims in a culturally appropriate manner; and train and educate other providers on best practices in dealing with highly traumatized youth and indigenous people. CA/NCF