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South Dakota Rural and Tribal Transitional Housing and Supportive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $500,000)

The goal of the FY 2020 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to support housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout the United States, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this solicitation supports programs that provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing with support services to victims of human trafficking who are in need of housing as a result of human trafficking. Funding will be provided over a three-year project period. Call to Freedom (CTF), which supports sex and labor human trafficking survivors across the entire state of South Dakota, will establish a statewide transitional housing program and supportive services for victims/survivors of human trafficking throughout the state. Over the course of the proposed project, its existing Marissa’s Housing Project (MP) will serve 10-15 additional survivors. In addition, CTF has established MOU’s with: Winyan Wicayuonihan Oyanke - Where All Women Are Honored (Rapid City), Dakota Dream for Recovery - Sioux Falls Oxford House (Sioux Falls), Treasured Lives (Rapid City), and Lloyd Property Management Companies (Sioux Falls, North Sioux City, Mitchell). Based on referrals and the current client base, it is anticipated that 30-40 survivors will be served by the MOU housing partners throughout this project. These programs will provide supportive services and work together to build on the successful model formed through the MP program. Program components include safety assessments, intensive case management, substance abuse assessment and treatment, mental health assessment and therapy, medical evaluation and treatment, occupational therapy interventions weekly sessions, educational assistance, employment assistance, and nurse and social work volunteer mentors.CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020