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SAY Housing for Human Trafficking Victims

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. Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) will provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking. These services will be targeted to youth ages 18 and 24. Additionally, youth under 18 will receive crisis shelter, but their care will be coordinated primarily through Family, Youth, and Children’s Services (aka Child Protective Services). SAY intends to provide housing and services to victims of trafficking that meet their unique needs and help them move into safe, stable, and independent housing for the long term. Through this project, SAY will provide two housing modalities for 13 victims: low-barrier crisis shelter and Rapid Housing. SAY will provide crisis stabilization and shelter for participants to help them exit trafficking. The project will provide 10 apartments and cover the cost of rent and utilities while victims stabilize and develop educational and job skills. Based on participant needs, we will phase our percentage support on their rent down until each participant is fully supporting themselves. In combination with housing, SAY will also provide wraparound services and case management. These services include mental health supports, career services, and expertise in navigating victim assistance, nutritional assistance, and other public programs. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2020