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Transitional Housing and Supportive Services Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $374,591)

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. The Ali Forney Center (AFC) will provide transitional housing and voluntary support services to run away and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young victims of human trafficking from across New York City. AFC’s 76 transitional housing beds in nine scattered sites are located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and support services are provided at both the transitional housing sites and at a central Drop-In Center in Harlem. On-site support services include food education and nutrition counseling, primary care, health education, mental health services, crisis-intervention, individual and group counseling, creative arts therapy, outpatient substance use treatment, comprehensive case management, transportation assistance, benefits enrollment, and educational/vocational training. To best serve the vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved youth of our program, AFC will collaborate with the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE), which has significant experience working with victims and survivors of human trafficking. CAE will provide workshops that combine self-defense and trauma-informed practice to educate, train, heal, and offer leadership development to young survivors. CAE will also train AFC staff on best practices in our service provision, to ensure that our coordinated community response continues to be culturally competent. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020